Becoming (and Being) a Freelance Motion Designer

I have been planning to write up some articles about motion design, and being/becoming a motion designer, for some time now, but have always put it off. Recently, however, I received an email questionnaire/interview from an aspiring Visual Communications student from the University of Technology, Sydney (who shall remain anonymous, unless they express a desire …

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Salvation Mountain – Short Documentary

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I shot some random footage at a rather amazing location back in December 2010, and finally decided to put something together with it. Salvation Mountain is located about 3 miles southeast of the Salton Sea near Niland, California. It sits on the hill just before arriving to “Slab City,” a notorious squatters camp in the …

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JUICESTAIN In Action – ISG Short Film

Cars, ‘Copters and Cleavage! In Sixth Gear recently uploaded a short film they made, featuring their new ident and bug motion graphics created by JUICESTAIN. Click “Read more” to watch! Description: A gorgeous girl, an arrogant rich boyfriend, a helicopter chase, and a Wald Lexus IS-F with custom forged 3-piece wheels and custom exhaust. Is the …

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New Logo, New Site, New Everything!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally done some upgrading around here. The Portfolio is only partially complete, and there are a number of dead links and known bugs still abound, but things are looking good enough that it was time to just go ahead and launch the thing! Lots of plans in …

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In Sixth Gear – Motion Graphics Ident

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This is a recent ident I made for In Sixth Gear (ISG), a sport and luxury car related blog, online store and now internet video channel. Modeled and animated in Cinema 4D with final compositing and color correction in After Effects. Sound Design by Daren Keck

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Nikon D7000 Hot Pixel Firmware Update

The Nikon D7000 hot pixel firmware update is here. I seemed to be one of the lucky ones as my new D7000 had only one hot pixel out of the box (and only visible at very high ISO settings), but now the firmware seems to have corrected even that! I’ll have some test footage from …

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MacMillan Publishing House – Motion Graphics Intro

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This is the second post/update for today (read below for details on my absence from blogging, etc.). This motion graphics intro was created for the MacMillan Publishing group (UK) for their video series. It was done entirely in After Effects. Sound design was a stock piece they selected that I customized to fit. I’m planning …

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K Alliance – Motion Graphics Intro

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It’s been some time since I’ve updated my blog (thanks mostly to a constant stream of work over the past months), so I thought I’d put up a couple recent pieces. This motion graphics intro was created for K Alliance, an online e-learning company. It was made using After Effects with some Cinema 4D elements. …

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Recent Work

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    In Sixth Gear

    Part of a motion graphics package, this ident was made for In Sixth Gear (ISG), a sport and luxury car related blog, online store and now internet video channel.

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    MacMillan

    This motion graphics ident was created for the MacMillan Publishing group (UK) for their educational video series.

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    K Alliance

    This motion graphics ident was part of a complete broadcast package created for K Alliance, an online e-learning company.

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    McGraw-Hill: TakeawayTV

    Over a year in the making, this clip is a short example of the ident, supers and other elements created for a 60 episode English language learning series for the renowned publishing house, McGraw-Hill.

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    reddit.com

    After a conversation with reddit.com admin Erik Martin (hueypriest), we offered to put together a quick little intro for reddit’s “ask me anything” video series.

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    Videmic

    This ident/promo was created for a self produced web show staring Karina Stenquist (formerly of Mobuzz fame) called Videmic.