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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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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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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Conceptual Intro for Fender Guitars, Spain

I threw together a quick mograph piece for a pilot video we created for Fender Guitars Spain. Created in Cinema 4D, with the logo and other effects composited in After Effects.

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Videmic Promo

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Here’s the intro graphics/promo for the new show we are producing with Karina Stenquist (formerly of Mobuzz fame) called Videmic. The show will be all about what is what in the web TV and viral video world. The show itself will be launching some time in November early 2010 and will be regularly featured on […]

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El Entierro de la sardina…

The burial of the sardine took place not long ago and here’s a little something we threw together last week about it. Figured I’d share since it features some new motion graphics (it’s been a while). Currently working on a three part travel series about Madrid for Ultimate Quest TV (a new site collecting travel […]

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Show Reel Updated

For political and esthetic reasons I’ve updated my 2008 show reel to incorporate some additional projects from the end of 2008 and, out of sheer boredom, I reworked the outro. Enjoy! – Justin Metz

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Bonsai!

A new conceptual show ident I threw together. An incarnation of this intro may or may not actually be put to use. Time (and funding) will tell. – Justin Metz

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2008 After Effects Showreel

My 2008 After Effects Showreel is up finally. Check it out in the motion section of the site. I’ve got plans for a little tutorial based on the crosshatch style animation effect seen in the showreel as well, so stay tuned for that if interested! – Justin Metz

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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.