September 27, 2010 at 10:08 am (Motion Graphics)

A handy link with free printable storyboards. Quite a variety of storyboards that may come in useful at some point & will save time when it comes to sketching out ideas.

Smashing Magazine Storyboards

Another web link that has some pre-made storyboards & other useful tutorials



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Movie Titles

September 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm (Motion Graphics)

A lot of different movie titles have caught my attention for a few different reasons. I think I’ll choose one or two of these titles to present on Tuesday.

The “Catch Me If You Can” title is a particularly memorable title as it is almost like a whole movie in itself. It perfectly represents the whole feeling of the movie, with the investigator getting more & more desperate to catch the guy as the sequence progresses. The music fits the sequence as it is fun & upbeat, with a hint of urgency. The characters are easily identifiable even though they are only made using simple block shapes & colours. If the illustrations were more detailed the sequence wouldn’t work as well as the viewer would have too much too look at. The typography fits in seemlessly with the animation and is even used as a part of the animation with the people and planes coming out from behind it. It is such an iconic piece that “The Simpsons” even have their own spoof of the sequence which can be seen here

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Adidas Ad

September 25, 2010 at 6:35 pm (Motion Graphics)

Just seen this ad for Adidas on tv & thought it was a clever mix of live acion & motion graphics. The statistics are presented using visually interesting graphs. It’s a simple ad with a great use of the camera.

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Flash Movie

September 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm (Inspiration, Motion Graphics)

Link to an interesting flash movie I found. The designer has done a lot of special effects for movies & some short animated movies. This has a dark style, with most of the characters completely in shadow. The animation is very fluid. The camera movement works particularly well – making it cinematic and focusing the viewers attention on specific things within the movie. – designer’s website

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Motion Graphics

September 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm (Motion Graphics)

For the presentation next week I’ve been looking into different areas of motion graphics. One area that really interests me is title sequences for tv shows, films & video games. These are some links I’ve found that have lots of examples of different styles of titles

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