"This is not a time to lie" by Ray Lei

26-year-old Chinese artist Ray Lei has published a very beautiful piece of hand drawn animation:

This is not a time to lie from RAY

I especially like the use of texture and the minimalistic visual narrative.

Ray Lei has also given a nice TED lecture in Shanghai where he talks about his process and life as an animator in China:

Speech in TED@Shanghai 2012 from RAY

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Shit Showreels say by Peter Quinn

Vancouver based Peter Quinn has made a wonderful ‘Anti-Showreel’, how he puts it, showing off some of the “en vogue” Motion Design techniques of present days. It has made me smile a lot!

On his website you can even find the project files, thank you Peter!

Shit Showreels Say from Peter Quinn on Vimeo.

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Eternal Dream of Beauty

Alex Lehmann has published a great music video / realtime demo that made my day!
Sit back and enjoy the colors, the dolphins and the unicorns!

Credits:

alx: idea, directing, motion capture of dolphins/unicorns
Pixtur: storyboard, programming, particle fx
JCO: music, lyrics, singing
Cynic: Programming
nero: Programming

Made in Tooll

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Patrick Claire - Antibody

Patrick Claire is the Creative Director of Antibody, a production studio that specializes in combining storytelling with visual design.
Working from Sydney, Australia, they have done an array of outstanding works in the last years.
I think I started following Patrick’s work with his Google don’t be evil’ piece, then I noted his excellent and widespreat animation Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus. Here a broader selection in chronological order:

HBO’s True Detective – Main Title Sequence from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Tom Clancy’s The Division from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Ubisoft Montreal_Watch Dogs “Blackout” from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Google “Trying not to be evil” from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

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In statu nascendi by Kijek/Adamski

Visually researching on vimeo I encountered this absolutely stunning new work by Kijek/Adamski, dealing with the creational moment of cgi images.

In statu nascendi from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

I remembered the other pieces of this great directing duo based in Warsaw, Poland that I found in recent years – enjoy!

We Cut Corners / Pirate’s Life from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

Shugo Tokumaru / Katachi from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

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I have published six new clips

I found some time to update my website and I am happy to present you six new clips, animations, and kinect explorations that I have created this summer.
So check out:

#40 The Sky (lab)

Techmeck (Blinkenlichten/ZDF)

My Brother Recorded On Kinect (also Kinect)

My Kinected Hand (Kinect)

GMO Freshness (lab)

We Are (lab)

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Presentation at Pecha Kucha Cologne Vol. 12

This thursday, July 5th 2012 I will give a presentation at the 12th edition of Pecha Kucha (?) Cologne! I will be talking about Motion Design from a general but also subjective perspective.

The venue is Atelier Colonia, Körnerstraße 37 in the heart of Ehrenfeld, entrance fee a donation to Deutsche Aidshilfe e.V. of 5 eur is recommended and doors open at 19:30 and make sure to come early since it is not a huge venue.

See you there, check the facebook event and – if you are of a rather curious kind – a link to the last presentation that I gave at Pecha Kucha Barcelona in 2009. That time I was allowed to use moving images plus it was in spanish!

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This is the final speaker’s list:

Stepan Benn // Die GEMA – Das mysterioese Wesen
Stefan Klabunde //11.500 km in 6:40 Min.
Maike Brochhaus // haeppchenweise – Ein postpornografisches Filmprojekt
Jan Uwe Fitz // Wie auch du Autor bei einem Traditionsverlag wirst
Benita Rath // Nageldesign
Wasti Zueger // Kickerliebe
Uli Scheuss // Citizen Science
Anand Ronghe // Breaking the band
Berti Distelrath // Visit the desert
Fritz Gnad // Motiondesign

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'Too Big To Fail' at the CCCB-Exhibition "Pantalla Global"

My animation Too Big To Fail will be shown at the upcoming exhibition Pantalla Global (Global Screen) at one of my favourite cultural institutions of Barcelona, the Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB). More details coming soon.

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One of the first 3D Computer Graphics by Pixar (1972)

“In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some “making of” footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments.”

Via nerdplusart.com

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Clock DJ by Musikame

“Now, all I can see is chaos” – well executed stop motion mash up by musikame collective from Madrid.

Director – Editing – Motion: David Salaices

Cinematography – Motion: Alex Santiago

Music – Hands: Latrama

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Montage 2011 by Adam Gault


Wow, what a mindblowing showreel! Respect to NY based Designer & Animator Adam Gault for this multilayered visuality. And if you like what you see check out his 2010 project The Gettysburg Address.

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Happy Birthday, Marshall!

Medium, electricity, global tribes, messages, massages… Marshall McLuhan was born 100 years ago. I did this quick & dirty gif-animation as a dedication!

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MARS! by Joe Bichard & Jack Cunningham

8bit story about the human conquista of mars.

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Plan Of The City by Joshua Frankel

Abstract and slow coolness.

“Plan of the City is a animated film, conceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, about the architecture of New York City blasting off into outer space and resettling on Mars. The film’s visuals are an animated collage combining live action footage, animated elements, illustrations and treated photographs, including photos taken by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity made available to the public domain by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.”

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Infographics for KPMG by TWP

Directed by Tex Whitney and produced by Victoria Sangster at the TWP studios in Sydney, Australia.

Production Company: TWP
Director: Tex Whitney
Producer: Victoria Sangster
Storyboard Artist: Tim Clapham
After Effects Animator: Daniel Harkness

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Apache by Ned Wenlock

One of the many great animations by Ned Wenlock aka oneedo.

Music video for the band Danger Beach on Dream Damage Records.

Directed by Ned Wenlock
Character animation by Rodney Selby

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The Node by Murat Pak

Murat Pak aka undream presents a new piece of epic visuals: “The Node”.

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The New Mediators by Jonathan Jarvis

Yet another great animation by Jonathan Jarvis about explaining a world of complexity combining design, journalism and narrative analysis. “The result is designed transparency — information that is not only made available, but accessible, relevant and beautiful.”

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Water Changes Everything by Jonathan Jarvis

Well done infographics by Jonathan Jarvis – author of the famous Motion Design Crisis Of Credit Visualized. And there is some similarity to the IWRM Water spot that I have done with Parusie!


Video animation by Jonathan Jarvis. Voice by Kristen Bell.
Score and sound effects by Doug Kaufman.

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New Projects online: Water and Stars

On my portfolio I have published two new projects.

The first is a motion design that I have done for a bicultural master programm about Integrated Water Resources Management in Cologne and Jordan:

The second consists of 8 trailers for this year’s German Webvideo Award. I used tracking, compositing and some 3d animation:

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TONIGHT by Jorinna


via vimeo.com

I am completely blown away by this amazing piece of black and white motion by Berlin based artist Jorinna. Extraordinary work!

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Adult Swim Bumps by Cyriak

By Cyriak, a freelance animator from Brighton, UK.

I love this fractal weirdness!

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Deconstructing Cartoons - Work in progress

P771

P773

P775

P777

Some animations I am working on this week.

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Generative Identity Design for MIT Media Lab

TheGreenEyl has teamed up with E Roon Kang to create a visual identity that keeps up with the heterogeneity of the MIT Media Lab. Instead of creating a single static logo they have gone for a far more contemporary option: with processing as the tool of choice they have developed an algorithm to create over 40.000 possible variations of the identity.

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Unluck by Yaniv Fridman

What a spectacular minimalism!

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Supernova by Siggi Eggertsson

Berlin based Siggi Eggertsson rocks with this dark abstract pixel animation. If you like his style you could also check out his illustrations in his reel A Growing Pile Of Work.

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Chilevision - La Verdad

Well done – Great illustration and shape animation!

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Two New Motion Promos for Error Broadcast

Besides working freelance for Düsseldorf based Blinkenlichten, I have finished two animated promos for the folks at Error Broadcast.

AEED – Error Code

Comfort Fit – Private Primate

Both motion designs are personal approximations to the style of the given cover artwork. The Videos are licences under a creative commons licence.

Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag

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Introducing: Tigrelab!

Watch Tigrelab's Demoreel

I am happy to announce the brandnew demoreel of my creative collective Tigrelab, grrrr!

This year I have been working in several proyects with Javier Pinto, Mathieu Felix and Pelayo Méndez, therefore the decision to form a loose creative collective was not a difficult one! Here a short description on Tigrelab:

“Tigrelab is a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to the development of audiovisual and interactive projects. A laboratory that experiments combining ideas, motion graphics, programming, design, 3D graphics and illustration to seek new approaches for multimedial communication.”

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Motion Graphics & Post Production Demoreel 2008

I am proud to present you my brand new Motion Graphics & Postproduction Demoreel 2008! Enjoy and be aware that I am available for interesting freelance projects.

The Intro is taken from the 1922’s movie Nosferatu, music is by apes on tapes.

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VW Polo: Surfing in Maui

For the campaign “te cambiará la vida“ (it will change your life) of Volkswagen Spain, I have animated a one-minute, motion graphics video with a colorful Hawaiian aesthetic.

The project has been done in close collaboration with the nice folks at Cannonball Studio and combines several motion and compositing-techniques. These animated postcards represent the last video of a mixed-media campaign, that closely integrates TV-Ads, a website and web videos.

Client: Volkswagen Spain
Agency: Tribal DDB / Cannonball Studio

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cctv: what are you looking at?

Closed circuit television (cctv) can be considered as the symbolic incarnation of surveillance and control of habits in public spaces.

Since the whole topic concerns me a lot, I was delighted to find a copyleft-picture of a banksy-stencil on flickr. And – within one afternoon – I brought this great conceptual idea to motion.

The underlying sound collage is based on samples by suonho and the whole clip is licensed under the creative commons license.

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Miranda Stamatiadis - Booking

For the presentation of costa rican photographer Miranda Stamadiatis, I put together this tiny little animation.

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Promo Visuals: Las fiestas clandestinas de Jack Daniel's

Under the creative direction of Xavi Ribas and with the collaboration of graphic designer Oscar Valero, I made these 1 min 20 seconds of motion graphics for the campaign “Las fiestas clandestinas de Jack Daniel’s.”

Client: Euro RSCG

Screenshots: here

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frame by frame

die erfindung ist so simpel wie genial: der in italien lebende juan ospina hat per flash eine web-applikation entwickelt, die die erstellung kleiner (und auch längerer) animationen ermöglicht. flipbook umfasst auch eine galerie, in der sich die besten clips mit einem rating-system anschauen lassen.

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