“We went to the Cleveland Institute of Art. We started out drawing and painting – oil painting, that kind of stuff – and we moved into video and animation. We wanted a paycheck…we didn’t want to be, like, studio artists. So we took an introductory animation class, and that was the first step. We liked… Read more »
“Never forget the power of a story, the power of really good storytelling.” Zan Gantt, senior editor at Centerline, learned a lot at the Adobe Creative Jam that was held at CAM Raleigh on May 24th in Raleigh. The power of storytelling was, far and away, the most valuable takeaway. According to their website, Adobe’s… Read more »
In our second episode of Motion on Motion, I sit down with motion graphics designers AND twins, Dylan and Drew Carrow. Can you tell which one is which? We discussed how they got into motion graphics and what they like most about it, along with some fun facts. Missed Episode 1? Go check it out. I interviewed… Read more »
In this first segment, I interviewed our very own Eric Kramer. If you know Eric, then you’re just as surprised as I am to learn he is not a lumberjack, woodworker or park ranger. Although his epic beard caters to an outdoorsy personality, it’s his digital craftsmanship that’s so impressive and why we’re talking to… Read more »
Perhaps not the most glamorous part of the production process, pre-production’s (pre-pro’s) potential to elevate the overall quality of a final product is massive. The ability to think outside the box and employ new techniques plays a crucial role in the success of a production. Using innovative approaches to assess the clients’ needs and offer new ideas is extremely valuable. This value often relates directly to the amount of time spent in pre-production.
When allotted an adequate amount of time for pre-pro, a project can receive input from other departments (animators, editors, etc). Getting multiple, talented people from different disciplines eyes on a project in its early stages is certainly a good thing, as it allows a vast array of ideas to be put on the table.
It was amazing to see our latest spot for our good friends at CEI air during half time of Super Bowl XLVIII. Perhaps more amazing is all the time and talent that was poured into the project to make it happen. You can see both the final spot and visual effects breakdown here.Read More »
When you’re an expert, detailed information is part of your diet. Yet when we attempt to share our expert insights with others, doing so with clarity is often a challenge. This month we will take a look at the power of abstraction in animation, and the simple idea that less is more.Read More »
Rather than break down each of the spectacular pieces individually this month, I’ve decided to discuss them as whole. This month we will be looking at how combination can add deeper meaning to a story. What makes these commercials feel so fresh and captivating is the element of combination. Through a mix of montage and… Read more »
Its so easy to get caught up in the day to day, that often it’s hard to take a moment and look at what is going on around you. Yet it is important that we come up for air every so often… and were here to help. So lets take a moment to dust of those creative cobwebs, and take a look at the work that inspires us (and hopefully you too.) Enjoy!