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  1. Hey gang, I just wrapped up an infographic animation segment for a short documentary explaining how septic systems on Cape Cod pollute the local groundwater, lakes, ponds and estuary systems with nitrogen and phosphorus. Love to know what everyone thinks. Thanks! Septic System Pollution
  2. Thanks thekinginyellow. Can you elaborate on "slow"? I didn't realize I could embed on mograph now. Thanks for the suggestion!
  3. Hey there fellow mographers, It's been a long while since I've posted here. I wanted to share a new opening title sequence I designed for the upcoming film literacy miniseries that will screen throughout the summer at The Cinema Circus Children's Film Festival. All feedback welcome and appreciated! Professor Projector - Main Title Sequence Many Thanks, Jeremy
  4. Thanks for the the input dan_hin and vozzz. I wasn't aware of NoSpec movement. Will definately look into it. It does seem like a way for the big multi-nationals to take advantage of the design community. But, like vozzz points out, it gives you a chance to develop the idea fully as art director. I wonder if these "contests"ever lead to more real work with any of the big companies?
  5. Hello fellow mographers. I'm curious if any of you have submitted work to Zooppa? It's basically a site for large-scale corporations to put on design contests. What are your thoughts on this model? Any experiences?
  6. These guys look like they may simplify the business side of things for freelance motion designers. According to their website, they offer the "convenience of doing your taxes on a single W-2 rather than managing multiple income sources and 1099s. Go from project to project with many different studios and continue to get paid without the hassle of keeping up with IRS forms." They also boast comprehensive health, dental and retirement packages, etc. Just curious if anyone here has heard of these guys or uses them? If so, what has your experience been? - More info here -
  7. My sleep patterns are never regular, though I always feel best with 8-10 hrs of rest in the bag. Unfortunately it works out to something closer to 4-6.
  8. J-Bird

    First Reel

    i love the dartboard ending. keep it up!
  9. fantastic! thanks for sharing the link. a ton of inspiration there!
  10. J-Bird

    XLNT Ads

    i found a link to this site from craigslist. anyone had any experiences with them? sort of seems like major brands trying the old "lets get some cheap talent" tactic, i think. www.xlntads.com
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    Future of Mograph

    Here ya go Firemind... AmbitiousLemon web hosting offers FREE professional hosting for non-profit websites. Hope this helps!
  12. ipower web here. lot'a space and bandwidth. heard bluehost is nice too.
  13. Focus more on what your wife does and less on the "BIG IMPRESSION" I know you're trying to go for with the site, it's not working. Sorry. I'm not trying to be mean, but it looks like a run-of-the mill site with a lack of clarity. Perhaps, hokey. I'd try looking to your wife for her design sensibilities and see if she has suggestions for the site, as if it were a room she's working on. What do you think? Focus more on what your wife does and less on the "BIG IMPRESSION" I know you're trying to go for with the site, it's not working. Sorry. I'm not trying to be mean, but it looks like a run-of-the mill site with a lack of clarity. Perhaps, hokey. I'd try looking to your wife for her design sensibilities and see if she has suggestions for the site, as if it were a room she's working on. What do you think?
  14. Hey everyone, I help run the Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival, a small grassroots festival that started in 2000. I'm a motion designer, animator & filmmaker myself… but also a involved in the programming for the MVIFF. I'll be submitting my own recent work this year and truly have NO IDEA if the committee will accept it or not, despite my involvement. I'll have no say. I'm trying to curate an International Shorts Program for this years upcoming festival and would love to include some of your works. I've seen so many wonderful and inspiring pieces from ya'll here on mograph and want to shout out a call for entries for our upcoming festival. This will be the 7th Annual MVIFF and we've had a huge and only growing turnout for all fests! Please consider submitting your work for consideration. I'll include the link for submissions below but if you want to circumvent some of the BS try mailing your entries directly to me at: Jeremy Mayhew MVIFF Mograph Submissions PO Box 621 Chilmark, MA 02535 Please be sure to include the "MVIFF Mograph Submissions" in the address. This will help expediate the process! The deadline for submission is Jan 1st.. I know this may be a push for some of you but I urge you to send off your work for film committee review. About the festival: This upcoming March we'll host the MVIFF's 7th annual three day festival, with international award winning films, filmmakers, live music, art, and yummy ethnic food. The festival is non competitive. It's mission statement is "to create cultural events that celebrate the power of storytelling and the beauty of independent film, music, and art -- in an intimate setting where communities can gather to discuss, debate, and connect." We've predominantly shown documentary over the past years, but I've been pushing for more independent shorts (live action, experimental, animation, motion graphics). The last two years I helped curate our first international shorts program. It was received extremely well and completely opened up the community to diverse body of talented filmmakers and animators. Two years ago, I found Fredo Viola's Sad Song music video on his website and asked him to submit. Everyone liked his work so much that it opened and closed the festival. Fredo attended and loved the whole experience and everyone he met. ENTRY STUFF: SO... we have a Jan 1st submission deadline, which is fast approaching. The screening committee has already been up to its eyeballs in entries, but I thought I'd throw the invitation out there for any of you who have some personal, experimental, stunning works (non commercial please) to enter. Here ARE the ENTRY GUIDLINES NOTE: Please make sure to label your package with "MOGRAPH SUBMISSION" so that it will still be seen by the screening committee! I would love to assemble a program of some of the best mograph and animation out there! Who knows maybe I could curate a "mograph.net" program this time 'round! (Maybe even meet a few of you!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's what a few folks have said about their experience at our humble, little fest: "Having traveled with my films to festivals from Sundance to Berlin to Havana to Yamagata in Japan, I believe the MV Film Festival is like no other. Run by a small group of islanders who are committed to stirring up audiences with provocative works, the festival experience is infused with community spirit and intellectual curiosity. Competition and marketing – which shape the tone of many festivals -- have little place in this mid-winter miracle, where people camp out for a three-day feast of truly independent films, spicy ethnic food, and conversation to feed the soul." Kate Davis Director of the Emmy Award winning film Southern Comfort "The house was packed the night that we screened "Born into Brothels" at the MVIFF Summer Film Series with an outstanding and very intelligent audience." - Ross Kauffman, Academy Award Winning Director, Born Into Brothels "The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, deceptively located on an Island where the rich and famous kick back and relax, is remarkable vibrant, sophisticated and cutting edge. Maybe because the Vineyard is also home to dozens of world class artists, but the films they show and the audiences they draw are the best of the best. I had the great pleasure not only of seeing many wonderful films there, but of screening my own film MUSIC OF THE HEART there just last year. The audience was a great mix of artists, vacationing power brokers, and a big helping of people that came because they loved film - everyone from kids sitting on their parents' laps so they can see to old timers who'd spent their lives plying the land and sea nearby and had the clear eyes and firm grips to prove it." - WES CRAVEN, Director For more quotes go here. _________________________________________________________________________ SUBMISSION GUIDLINES If you want to circumvent some of the BS try mailing your entries directly to me at: Jeremy Mayhew MVIFF Mograph Submissions PO Box 621 Chilmark, MA 02535
  15. Thanks everyone! Keep 'em coming if you have any other ideas.
  16. Thanks for all the great feedback guys. In looking back on the work now, I'd have to agree with invisibleElement, okdonald & fletty about the B&W levels... at least in a few spots (especially around 57 secs). It's funny but I never really feel satisfied with any finished work. Actually deciding when something's finished is another big issue for me. I tend to be a perfectionist with most things. It's hard to call it wraps on projects sometimes. When I edited my first feature doc (on a 500 lb, 16mm Intercine flatbed) I found myself still cutting and tweaking sequences 2 1/2 years later. I literally had to step away from the project for a while to "clear my vision." Luis, I envision the protagonist as disoriented by his own psychosis. What is real or imagined for him isn't supposed to be entirely clear. Thanks. And thanks again. I agree with you that one needs to push their conscient decisions in a work a bit further sometimes for these reasons... but I generally feel that too many creators disavow any trust in the intelligence of their potential audience. What usually results is a "spoon-fed" finished work. I agree about the music. Man Man is great. And suprisingly, no... I'm not sick of the "Banana Ghost" track! I integrated lithography from two time periods - 19th century woodcuts and the absolutely amazing woodcuts believed to have been made by the French artist François Desprez in the 16th Century (originally published in a 1565 publication called 'Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel'). Cheers everyone!
  17. i'm looking for places to submit my recent work. can anyone recommend / post links to some good competitions, festivals, etc for motion graphics, animation or music videos? i already know about Motion Graphics Chicago & ResFest... what else is out there? oh, it would be great if anyone can post there experiences with different festivals too. thanks in advance!
  18. Thanks SecondMan. I'm playing Dry Riser Outlet in my iTunes as I'm typing. Some interesting tranced out grooves. I make music too. Would love to share at some point but I've got to seriously rework my website first. Thanks for sharing man!
  19. Sure. You can add tons of metadata and keywords. It will allow you to search the current catalog or even across multiple catalogs.
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