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Hey Everybody,

 

So I am working on a Production Directory here in Colorado. In the past it has mainly focused on crew for production and didn't really focus on post production and mograph. In fact motion graphic design / vfx was just one category. Since we are updating our categories, I though it would be good enhance the categories that apply to our roles in the industry. Here is my first or second crack at a list of categories.

 

 

- Motion Design Company

- Editor long form

- Editor short form

- Finishing Editor

- Color Grading

- Compositor

- Visual FX

- Designer / Art Director mograph

- 2d Animator / stop frame

- 3D modeling / animation

- character animation

- production artist mograph

- Producer mograph

 

So I don't want to dissect too much but also want it representative of the different aspects of our craft. Are their any issues using "mograph" to describe this area of work? It seems that we have always described our work with various description, motion graphic design, 2d/3d motion design, etc. Does "mograph" become the branded name of our field. If it is not ubiquitous then is it time to start pushing it there?

 

Thoughts and concerns appreciated.

Thanks,

_k.

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Yeah, I wouldn't be adopting "mograph" anytime soon – but I also struggle to find an appropriate / descriptive title these days.

 

I stick with "Motion Designer" (always struggled with the "Graphics" term of "Motion Graphics" mainly because I'm increasingly doing more video work – filming, editing, alongside "traditional mograph", 3D, a bit of VFX and Art Direction.

 

I'd be curious if anyone else uses a title that adopts all these disciplines – something along the lines of "Moving Image Specialist", but snappier.

 

 

... or maybe I'll just stick with Motion Designer :/

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Yeah, I wouldn't be adopting "mograph" anytime soon – but I also struggle to find an appropriate / descriptive title these days.

 

I stick with "Motion Designer" (always struggled with the "Graphics" term of "Motion Graphics" mainly because I'm increasingly doing more video work – filming, editing, alongside "traditional mograph", 3D, a bit of VFX and Art Direction.

 

I'd be curious if anyone else uses a title that adopts all these disciplines – something along the lines of "Moving Image Specialist", but snappier.

 

 

... or maybe I'll just stick with Motion Designer :/

 

Broadcast Designer

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I would avoid using the shorthand Mograph or using the term Motionographer for a person or any job title.

Lots of folks do on their sites or descriptions of themselves in various online profiles, but for a professional directory it just sounds wrong.

Use Motion Design or Motion Graphic Design instead.

You can see a list of job titles that I used in the 2010 Motion Graphic Design Census here, as well:

http://motiongraphicdesigncensus.org/2011/01/motion-graphic-design-census-results/

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