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In Topic: School of Motion Graduates ?

21 March 2017 - 10:57 PM

I just looked at http://www.mographmentor.com and it looks expensive, but not quite art school expensive. Would be interesting to hear if anyone's gone through that, as well.

In Topic: School of Motion Graduates ?

20 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

I'd love to hear how people are doing with that course too.

If it helps in the meantime, here are a few short videos exploring design for motion graphics:


In Topic: Motion graphics in TV Title Sequences

27 February 2017 - 05:58 AM

Last page was kind of challenging and fun. It's sort of a good exercise! I might steal it! ;)

In Topic: 2016 Motion Graphics Reel - Gavin Shapiro

16 November 2016 - 12:21 AM

I really like them title cards. Not overbearing, but charismatic, and really well treated. I can see animation talent here.


The selection of work is really varied, as in you're showing a wide range of skills and interests, which makes for a bit of a confusing time trying to figure out where you fit exactly, but most of the selections seem to have a similar level of quality, and that's not disconcerting. And I'm sure this sort of jack-of-all-trades presentation will be appealing to some smaller studios who want generalists.


The edit itself, however, is a bit lackluster. The track you've chosen doesn't modulate much between levels of energy, it just kind of stays at the same activity or mood-level throughout, so there's no contrast between rest and action. And long sections are cut 1-2-3-4, straight to the regular disco beat, so the overall effect becomes monotonous and unengaging. Ideally, you want to keep surprising the viewer, and you're not really doing that. If you think about your reel like a story, your story right now is kind of like "He went to the store. Then he went to the post office. Then he went to the pet shop. Then he went to get ice cream. Then he went to the office. Then he went to the game. Then he went to the barber. Then he went to the pizza parlor. Then he went..." That could be an interesting story, thereby making each of those places interesting, but right now it's mostly a plodding recollection of timed events that have nothing to do with each other. This isn't going to kill your chances of getting work or anything, but as a presentation, your work can make much more of an impression than it currently is.


By contrast, check this out (by Gary Provost):


This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

In Topic: Storyboard Brushes

08 November 2016 - 07:26 PM



Start posting more.

Solved. I SOLVED IT!!!!