School of Motion Podcast

School of Motion Podcast
MoGraph news, interviews, tips, and hacks from the #1 Motion Design Training Site on the planet.

A Dynamo Designer: Nuria Boj
Jul 29 • 48 min
No one arrives in this industry ready to jump straight into freelancing. You don’t instantly get the skills just because you downloaded the software. Nuria Boj put in the hard work—and the homework—to find and define her strengths as a…
One Fantastic Fowl: Robot Chicken’s Matthew Senreich
Jul 15 • 29 min
What if you had an amazing idea for an animated series, but had no idea where to start? That’s where Matthew Senreich and Seth Green began, chasing a funny idea across Hollywood to bring their dream to life. The end result, after 15 years and going on 200…
A Galvanized Globetrotter: Freelance Artist Jiaqi Wang
Jul 1 • 61 min
Imagine setting out into the world as an artist, traveling from country to country, with each step in your career taking you further from home. Motion Designer Jiaqi Wang began her journey in China, but she’s practiced her craft from Shanghai to Turin,…
Finding Your Voice: A Chat with Cat Solen, Director of The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim
Jun 17 • 45 min
At some point, every artist struggles to find their voice—that unique style that makes everything they do specifically theirs. We often talk about the structure of animation, or the foundational elements of motion design, but all of that is just the…
A Wonderfully Grim Storyteller: “JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales” on Adult Swim
Jun 3 • 28 min
Adult Swim is known for shows that push the envelope for both what you can show on TV, and how you bring your stories to life. “JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales” is a twisted and hilarious take on the Grimm Brothers’ famous works. In this episode, JJ joins us to…
Success and Speculative Design w/ Marti Romances of Territory
May 20 • 98 min
Territory Studio has become one of the biggest players in the game when it comes to FUI work with huge feature films like Avengers-End Game and Guardians of The Galaxy under their belt. Lately, they have seen ventures into Experimental and Future Design…
Home Brewed VFX w/Daniel Hashimoto AKA Action Movie Dad
May 6 • 41 min
Youtube has become an incubator for content that blurs the lines between VFX studio and hobbyists with contributors creating some pretty impressive stuff with consumer gear. Daniel Hashimoto; AKA “Hashi” AKA “Action Movie Dad” has shown us what ingenuity,…
Animated Feature Film Director Kris Pearn Talks Shop
Apr 22 • 49 min
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” Director Kris Pearn joins us to discuss his new Netflix Original Movie, “The Willoughbys,” how they achieved such a unique visual style, and what it’s like inventing new worlds.…
Keeping Your Edge with Block & Tackle Studio
Apr 8 • 86 min
Studio ownership is unforgiving when you consider the great effort it takes to get one up and running, never mind operating for a long period of time. Block & Tackle is one of the very few studios that have existed since the pioneer days of Motion Design,…
Carving The Perfect Studio w/Barton Damer
Mar 25 • 115 min
Slick, cutting edge digital design doesn’t have to be restricted to large bustling cities where the cost of living is high and life can be limited by your surroundings. Barton Damer, owner and Creative Director at Already Been Chewed Studio in Wylie Texas…
FUI for Marvel Movies and Future Consulting w/Perception’s John LePore
Mar 11 • 77 min
Can you imagine being so good at imagining and creating FUI that Marvel comes to you to create it for their feature films like Iron Man 2 and Black Panther? What about taking it a step further and being so good that real-world companies come to you to for…
Sharpening The Battle Axe w/Adam Plouff
Feb 26 • 82 min
Do you have a favorite plugin that you can’t live without? Have you ever thought about who the person was that created that plugin that has saved you countless hours of work? This special episode of the School of Motion Podcast has been pulled from our…
The Road to Buck and Beyond w/ Joe Donaldson
Feb 12 • 108 min
Starting a motion design career is hard and leaves you with a lot of questions. There are so many hurdles that new artists stumble into; it can feel like there is no clear path forward. Joe Donaldson joins us on the podcast and breaks down how he balances…
The History of VFX with Stu Maschwitz
Jan 29 • 70 min
Today’s podcast is pulled directly from VFX for Motion, hosted by course instructor and Stu’s former colleague, Mark Christiansen. When it comes to pulling knowledge directly from the source, this podcast is the holy grail.…
From MK12 to the Spider-Verse w/ James Ramirez
Jan 9 • 91 min
James Ramirez joins Joey in a one-on-one nostalgic trip back to the early 2000s. From a small Texas town to Los Angeles, James unpacks his career between his time at the legendary MK12 Studio to directing the Spider-verse titles and much more.
The Year In Review - 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 261 min
It was a heck of a year for the MoGraph industry, and for School of Motion. SOM’s 2019 Motion Design Survey revealed greater participation, enthusiasm, opportunity and income than ever before; and the company’s business, course curriculum, core team,…
Allen Laseter, Animator and Director, on Defining Your Style
Dec 11, 2019 • 68 min
On Episode 81 of the School of Motion Podcast, SOM founder and CEO Joey Korenman and his guest Allen Laseter discuss the road to renown; developing your own style; After Effects animation; coordinating paid client and personal passion projects; billing…
Expression Session with Zack Lovatt and Nol Honig
Nov 27, 2019 • 60 min
VFX for Motion with Mark Christiansen
Nov 13, 2019 • 107 min
Some of the coolest work in the industry blurs the line between motion design and visual effects. School of Motion’s VFX for Motion course teaches you to move in and out of these worlds with ease. On Episode 79 of the SOM Podcast, we go behind the scenes…
78: Gentleman Scholar, Will Johnson on Controversy and Creativity
Oct 30, 2019 • 71 min
Will Johnson, creative innovator, co-founder, director and partner of industry-leading motion design studio Gentleman Scholar speaks with School of Motion founder, CEO and Podcast host Joey Korenman about the importance of passion and work ethic; the…
77: Liz Blazer Talks Animated Storytelling
Oct 16, 2019 • 65 min
Famed filmmaker, art director, designer, animator and educator Liz Blazer speaks with School of Motion founder and CEO Joey Korenman about her transition from fine art to animation; the importance of movement, breath and soul in art; animation’s ability…
76: Handel Eugene: Innovative Motion Design Artist, Teacher and Mentor
Oct 2, 2019 • 135 min
On episode 76 of the School of Motion Podcast, acclaimed Haitian American multidisciplinary artist and animator Handel Eugene talks about how his tireless work ethic and precise work flow have enabled him to succeed in the increasingly competitive motion…
75: GMUNK on Long-Term Success
Sep 25, 2019 • 112 min
The genius GMUNK discusses the tempestuous world of commercial direction, his experimentations with psymunk (psychedelic art), inframunk (infrared photography) and other art forms, his use of hallucinogens, why and when he may move to Europe with his…
74: Studio Ascended: Buck Co-Founder Ryan Honey on the SOM Podcast
Sep 4, 2019 • 104 min
Ryan Honey of premier motion design studio Buck talks landing a motion design job, creativity and collaboration in the workplace, and more.…
73: Illustration for Motion: Course Instructor Sarah Beth Morgan on the SOM Podcast
Aug 28, 2019 • 97 min
Portland-based art director, illustrator and designer Sarah Beth Morgan discusses her new SOM course, Illustration for Motion
72: Illustration Mastery with Tuna Bora
Aug 14, 2019 • 89 min
An Illustration for Motion exclusive podcast made public featuring Illustrator and Director Tuna Bora.
71: Sound in Motion with Sono Sanctus
Aug 6, 2019 • 103 min
Good sound design can set an animation apart from the rest of the pack. We may be pushing pixels left and right, but the audible experience needs just as much love. On today’s podcast, Wes and Trevor of Sono Sanctus bust down doors and deliver a really…
70: The Secret Sauce with Jay Grandin
Jul 23, 2019 • 92 min
An insightful chat with Giant Ant’s Co-Founder Jay Grandin.
69: Art Directing Power-House Nidia Dias.
Jul 9, 2019 • 75 min
In today’s podcast episode we chat with Designer and Art Director Nidia Dias.
68: Vox Producer Estelle Caswell
Jun 25, 2019 • 94 min
An interview with Earworm storytelling genius at Vox, Estelle Caswell.
67: Starting a High-End Studio w/ Ordinary Folk
Jun 11, 2019 • 103 min
We sat down with Ordinary Folk, a new studio led by JR Canest, to chat about their recent launch, pain points, how they create such beautiful work, and even how faith plays a role in their lives.…
66: Design Philosophy and Film: w/ Josh Norton at BigStar
May 28, 2019 • 95 min
Top tier New York studio BigStar Josh Norton shares 15 years of operational experience in this mouth-watering podcast.
65: The Rise of Viewer Experience with Yann Lhomme
May 14, 2019 • 72 min
Yann drops a ton of insight into the changing landscape of marketing that studios now operate in. When every brand in the world is a media company how can studios and agencies help their clients navigate the world of video and motion design?…
64: Animate UI/UX in Haiku w/ Zack Brown
Apr 30, 2019 • 62 min
There’s a lot of buzz around motion design and how it fits into UI and UX. Zach Brown is leading the way with an app called Animator by Haiku.
63: Beeple: The Everyday Champion
Apr 10, 2019 • 87 min
Beeple, the godfather of everydays, digs deep into learning and where you should be spending your time and efforts to build your career.
62: UX Design for Animators - A Chat with Issara Willenskomer
Mar 19, 2019 • 110 min
Issara Willenskomer from UX in Motion stops by the podcast to chat about the exciting possibilities of UX design for animators.
61: Landing High-Profile Clients with Erin Sarofsky and Duarte Elvas
Mar 5, 2019 • 95 min
To say that Erin Sarofsky is a successful motion designer would be a severe understatement. As an Emmy Winner and Studio Owner, Erin is one of the most accomplished artists that we’ve ever talked to. As a woman-owned business, Sarofsky is on the cutting…
60: Moving From After Effects to Flame with Adrian Winter
Feb 19, 2019 • 123 min
In this episode, Adrian and Joey reminisce a bit about what it was like to come up in the industry in the early 2000’s. If you’ve been around the industry for a while, this one is going to make you nostalgic, and if you’re just a few years in… you are…
59: Small Shops Rule: A Chat with Wednesday Studio
Feb 5, 2019 • 76 min
Get ready to meet Iria Lopez and Daniela Negrin Ochoa. They are the two creative minds behind the studio and have established Wednesday as a shop that produces beautiful illustrated work with a strong mix of traditional animation, 2D after effects stuff,…
58: Politics & Motion Design with Erica Gorochow
Jan 22, 2019 • 75 min
In this conversation, Erica Gorochow and Joey explore mixing politics and motion design and we talk about what effects she’s seen on her own career and other artists when it comes to mixing work and politics. We also talk about Patriot Act, the effect of…
57: What’s It Like to Sell a Studio? A Chat with Joel Pilger
Jan 8, 2019 • 114 min
Joel Pilger started his own studio, Impossible Pictures, in 1994 and wore many, many hats over the years. 20 years later he sold the studio and is currently a consultant and partner at RevThink a consultancy for creative entrepreneurs. Joel helps studios…
56: This Year in MoGraph 2018
Dec 18, 2018 • 216 min
The Motion Design industry is always changing and evolving, and 2018 was no exception. As such, we thought it’d be fun to sit down with our good friend Ryan Summers to discuss some of the biggest news coming out of the mograph industry in 2018. In the…
55: An Epic Q&A with Sander van Dijk
Dec 4, 2018 • 123 min
In this episode, Sander van Dijk answers questions from… YOU, the School of Motion community. We collected tons of great questions and tried to pull out the ones that Sander could really dig in to!…
54: Learn Through Failure with Simon Fiedler
Nov 20, 2018 • 74 min
In this podcast episode we sit down with Simon Fielder, an advanced 3D artist who has made a name for himself in the Cinema 4D and Houdini community. On the episode, we chat about the value of learning difficult things, we hear how Simon has developed his…
53: Get Weird & Get Paid: A Q&A with Nick DenBoer
Oct 30, 2018 • 78 min
Today we talk about Nick’s unique entry point into the professional world, how he landed a dream gig working for Team Coco, and how his short passion project landed him at the Sundance Film Festival; and on the radar of gigantic brands and ad agencies.…
52: Building a Motion Design Community with Hayley Akins
Oct 16, 2018 • 63 min
On today’s podcast episode we sit down with Hayley Akins. Hayley is the founder of Motion Hatch, a very cool online community that focuses solely on the business side of things. She’s the host of the wonderful Motion Hatch podcast, and has recently…
51: The Economics of Motion Design with TJ Kearney
Oct 2, 2018 • 108 min
TJ is currently an Executive Producer at Instrument, a VERY cool digital agency out in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, he was EP and co-founder at a studio called… Oddfellows, yes, THAT Oddfellows. Before that he worked in ad agencies, big post-houses,…
50: Do You Have What it Takes? A Brutally Honest Q&A with Ash Thorp
Sep 4, 2018 • 93 min
50 friggin’ podcast episodes. We wanted to make the podcast extra special, so we asked the talented Ash Thorp on to speak his mind. On that podcast, we talk about the work ethic required to operate at the level of the best in the business. We talk about…
49: Invest in Yourself, w/ Ryan Connolly of Film Riot
Aug 21, 2018 • 85 min
Film Riot is a YouTube channel with, at the time of this recording, 1.3 MILLION subscribers. It’s an incredible resource that teaches you the art and science of film-making and the mastermind behind it is Ryan Connolly. In this interview we talk with Ryan…
48: Animate Until it Hurts, an Interview with Ariel Costa
Aug 7, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode, we go into Ariel Costa’s past and find out how he ended up finding his unique style, how he got on the radar of GIGANTIC bands, and what the economics behind animated music videos. He also drops TONS of wisdom about freelancing, balancing…
47: The Houdini Wizard, A Chat with Simon Holmedal
Jul 24, 2018 • 64 min
On today’s podcast episode, we sit down with Simon Holmedal, a Motion Designer and Technical Director who spent a big chunk of his career at the legendary studio, Man vs Machine. Simon’s work is insane and there’s a good chance that you’ve drooled over…
46: Refugee to MoGraph Expert, An Interview with Sergei at Ukramedia
Jul 10, 2018 • 68 min
Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Ukrainian born MoGraph artist who was forced to leave his home as a refugee at the age of 12 along with his twin brother Vladimir. After landing in the United States, he would go on to work on MoGraph projects including the Fox…
45: How Cinema 4D Became the Best 3D App w/ Maxon CEO Paul Babb
Jun 26, 2018 • 75 min
In this week’s podcast episode we sit down with Paul Babb to discuss his role as CEO of Maxon. Along the way we’ll get to know a little bit about Pauls background and talk about why Maxon is ‘artist first’ instead of ‘feature first’. This is one of our…
44: Cinema 4D Q&A w/ EJ Hassenfratz and David Ariew
Jun 13, 2018 • 114 min
We understand that learning Cinema 4D can be a challenge. So we asked EJ Hassenfratz and David Ariew to Answer common Cinema 4D questions from the School of Motion community.…
43: Perception is (Almost) Everything with Mitch Myers
May 30, 2018 • 68 min
Mitch Meyers is an art director, Motion Designer, and artistic celebrity in the Motion Design world. Mitch has done work for Universal, GoPro, the NFL, and Southwest Airlines. On this podcast episode, Mitch talks about your worth and value as a Motion…
42: Crossing the Creative Gap with Carey Smith
May 16, 2018 • 71 min
In today’s episode we sit down with Carey Smith the creative mastermind behind Division 05. Carey is arguably the best tutorial creator in the world and a huge advocate for learning Motion Design the ‘right’ way, with an emphasis on essential skills like…
41: Crafting a Creative Lifestyle with Monica Kim
May 2, 2018 • 83 min
Monica Kim left her home at age 14 to pursue her dreams without a clear career objective. Over time her hard-work and determination have led her to work in amazing places like Google in New York City. Her incredible career has spanned two continents and…
40: Does It Matter Where You Live? An Interview with Terra Henderson
Apr 18, 2018 • 59 min
Terra Henderson is a freelance Motion Designer who has lived in Texas, New York, and Georgia. Despite growing up in a small Texas town, Terra pursued her dream of becoming a Motion Designer by moving away. After completing school at SCAD she took the…
39: Growing a MoGraph Studio with Michelle Ouellette
Apr 4, 2018 • 79 min
Yeah Haus’s fun and colorful style is certainly a reflection of owners Michelle and Chad. In this podcast episode, Michelle Ouellette talks about the process of creating and maintaining the studio in Detroit. Along the way, we’ll learn about Michelle’s…
38: How Hobbies Impact Your Craft with Angie Feret
Mar 21, 2018 • 57 min
In today’s episode, we talk with Angie Feret, a pioneering MoGraph artist, who uses her hobbies to rejuvenate her 3D work. Angie’ background in modeling (the real-life kind) and motorcycles led her to become a unique 3D artist and even a presenter for…
37: How to Be a Hand-Drawn Hero with Animator Rachel Reid
Mar 7, 2018 • 55 min
What’s it take to be a master of hand-drawn animation? In this interview we sit down with Rachel Reid, one of the best animators in the Motion Design world. Her animation work has been staff picked by Vimeo, picked-up on Motionographer, and we frequently…
36: Beyond MoGraph Mentor: Q&A with Michael Jones
Feb 21, 2018 • 62 min
From online bootcamps to tutorials, the need for brick-and-mortar schools is slowly fading. You can thank this trend, in some part, to today’s guest, Michael Jones. Michael is the founder and CEO of MoGraph Mentor an online education platform that is…
35: Legal Advice with Andy Contiguglia (Part 2)
Feb 9, 2018 • 57 min
In this weeks podcast we sit down with Andy Contiguglia for the second time to finish our two part series on legal questions for Motion Design. This week we’re talking about legal entities and it is fascinating. Get your pen and paper out.…
34: Legal Advice with Andy Contiguglia (Part 1)
Jan 24, 2018 • 51 min
Andy Contiguglia is lawyer with years of experience representing small businesses and freelancers in legal affairs around the US. Andy was kind enough to come on the podcast and answer our burning legal questions. His brain has more legal knowledge than…
33: Starting Your Own Studio with Brett Morris
Jan 10, 2018 • 74 min
We sat down with Brett Morris to talk about his career in the industry, including his time at Capacity. Brett has recently partnered up with his friend Steve Panicara to start their own studio, Ranger and Fox, out in Los Angeles. Brett’s passion for…
32: MoGraph News You Might Have Missed in 2017
Dec 27, 2017 • 113 min
In this episode Joey sits down with Ryan Summers to talk about the biggest stories in Motion Design from 2017. We talk about everything, from new tools to amazing MoGraph projects.
31: From Politics to Education with Nol Honig
Dec 13, 2017 • 77 min
Have you ever messed up so bad on a Motion Design project that it makes headlines on the news? We’ll our guest today has. In today’s interview Nol Honing, the creator of our After Effects Kickstart course, tells us about his experience in the Motion…
30: Teaching Motion Design with Jake Bartlett
Nov 29, 2017 • 50 min
This week we’re talking to the Motion Design Education extraordinaire, Jake Bartlett. To say that Jake Bartlett is just a tutorial creator would be an understatement. From creating classes for Skillshare to the Explainer Camp at School of Motion Jake has…
29: Balancing Family and MoGraph with David Stanfield
Nov 15, 2017 • 64 min
David Stanfield is a director, animator, and designer in Charleston, South Carolina. For years he’s been designing 2D masterpieces for the biggest brands in the world while being a father. On this podcast episode we talk to David Stanfield about how he…
28: Casey Hupke on Projection Mapped Concerts
Nov 1, 2017 • 71 min
What if you could have your work projected at a concert with thousands of people in the audience? That’d be pretty sweet, right? Our guest today has done just that for HUGE artists like Lady Gaga, U2, and Niki Minaj. In the podcast Joey sits down with…
27: The Reality of Owning a Studio, with Zac Dixon
Oct 18, 2017 • 84 min
In this week’s episode Joey sits down with Zac Dixon to discuss his experience as Creative Director/Owner at IV.
26: The State of the Motion Design Industry 2017
Oct 4, 2017 • 112 min
What’s the real state of the Motion Design Industry? At this point you’ve probably already seen the results our 2017 Motion Design Industry Survey. In the survey we asked Motion Designers from around the industry about their experience. There was actually…
25: MoGraph Automation with Fraser Davidson of Cub Studio
Sep 20, 2017 • 52 min
What if you could edit an entire After Effects composition from a spreadsheet? Our next podcast guest has done just that. MoShare is the pet-project of Fraser Davidson a founder of the incredible Cub Studio. Fraser’s experience working with sports clients…
24: Mixing MoGraph with Psychedelics, Caspian Kai
Sep 6, 2017 • 67 min
In this interview Joey sits down with Caspian Kai to discuss the benefits of using psychedelics in Motion Design. It’s a wild ride, prepare to learn something new.
23: How To Do It All - Andrew Vucko
Aug 22, 2017 • 80 min
In this weeks podcast Joey talks with Animator/Director Andrew Vucko and discusses how he grew his MoGraph skills without a formal education.
22: Beyond the Dragon Tattoo - Directing for MoGraph, Onur Senturk
Aug 9, 2017 • 75 min
In this interview Joey digs into Onur Senturk’s brain and tries to figure out how he comes up with the incredible visuals that he’s known for, and how he juggles the conceptual and creative side of this field with the really technical side.
21: How to be a (GreyScale) Gorilla - Nick Campbell
Jul 26, 2017 • 86 min
Have you ever wanted to work with no pants on… No commuting, no clients, just you and your creativity cranking out cool stuff and then making tutorials. Sounds like the dream, right? It totally is, and School of Motion is not the only place where…
20: Lighting and Camera tips from a master DP: Mike Pecci
Jul 12, 2017 • 95 min
DP’s are like real-world 3D artists. Think about it. They have to take a three-dimensional world and use cameras and lights and objects and people to produce an image that is two-dimensional. It’s a difficult task, and anyone who’s ever opened up…
19: Design Tips from Designers
Jun 28, 2017 • 77 min
Design sure is hard, ain’t it? That’s one of the reasons we built Design Bootcamp. In that course we dig into the principles of design but, more importantly, how to apply those principles in the real world. Knowing color theory is great, but when…
18: How much do After Effects Script Developers make? A chat
Jun 14, 2017 • 68 min
We’ve all been there… You’re working on a project in After Effects and BAM, brick wall. After Effects just doesn’t have the feature that you need. It’s times like this that we all turn to places like aescripts + aeplugins, and to the real…
17: Fire Without Smoke | Compositing Pro-Tips with Hugo Guerra
May 31, 2017 • 82 min
Nuke is the better tool… …for compositing. After Effects is king in many areas (like animation) that are important to us Motion Designers, but Nuke is a far more powerful tool for compositing things like VFX and 3D passes. Now, as a Motion…
16: Going unscripted, a look into the world of producing Reality Television with Joke Productions.
May 17, 2017 • 82 min
There is a TON of MoGraph work out there. If you’re only checking it out at places like Motionographer (who we love very dearly), you’re only seeing the tip of a massive MoGraph iceberg. Our goal here at School of Motion is to expose you to as…
15: Do Creative Directors Actually Create Anything? An interview with Ryan Summers.
May 3, 2017 • 76 min
When it comes to location L.A. is undoubtedly the best place for a motion designer to network and thrive, but that’s not to say that studios in other parts of the country are doing less-cool work. One great example is the team at Digital Kitchen….
14: The NAB Survival Guide for Motion Designers
Apr 19, 2017 • 60 min
As a motion designer NAB isn’t just a conference, it’s really a rite of passage. With over 100,000 attendees there is no bigger platform to network with people from around the industry. It’s an insanely huge event, and if you’ve never been to it…
13: Why do we need editors? A chat with Mike Radtke, Editor Extraordinaire from Digital Kitchen.
Apr 5, 2017 • 59 min
Think back to the last time you cut a reel… It probably went something like this. You sat in front of the computer, picked out that perfect track of music, found all of your projects, brought them into After Effects, and then you had to make a TON…
12: Be A Better Freelancer Right Now - How to get clients, keep them happy, and get paid to do what you love.
Mar 22, 2017 • 43 min
Our Podcast has always been interviews, but in this episode we’re going to shake things up. This time Joey will be flying solo, giving you his most tactical, actionable Freelance tips that you can start using right now. Some of these tips are from our…
11: The Uncertain Future of MoGraph with Chris Do
Mar 8, 2017 • 86 min
If you don’t already know who Chris Do is, you need to. He is the CEO of Blind, a studio which he founded 21 years ago that’s still going strong today. He’s also the creator of The Futur where he teaches MoGraphers like you how to be a creative…
10: After Effects to Code, a chat with the developers of Lottie from Airbnb
Mar 3, 2017 • 74 min
Imagine a world without After Effects. Every time you sit down in front of the computer to animate you have to write code. Not just a few lines like you do with most expressions; hundreds of lines with variables, if-then statements, pixel dimensions,…
9: The Conductor, Producer Erica Hilbert of The Mill
Mar 3, 2017 • 83 min
Producers do more than budgets. They are the conductors of the MoGraph orchestra… they do the dirty work so the artists can give total focus to their craft. They have to master the art of telling clients “no” without saying “no,” they have to read…
8: Justin Cone talks Motionographer and the Motion Awards
Mar 3, 2017 • 75 min
Motionographer does a lot for our industry… They inspire us, interview industry professionals, educate us, and put on the amazing F5 Conference. In this interview Joey talks to Motionographer Co-Founder Justin Cone about their Patreon campaign and…
7: Cinema 4D, The Hassenfratz Effect
Mar 3, 2017 • 72 min
Cinema 4D is one of those apps that you start learning and never stop. Frankly, most of the apps we Motion Designers use fall into that category. EJ Hassenfratz has built up a reputation as an amazing C4D artist and teacher. His tutorials have been…
6: Nobody is Born a Designer, A chat with Lilian Darmono
Mar 3, 2017 • 81 min
Lilian Darmono is an Australian / Indonesian-Chinese artist living in London. To say she has a diverse background is an understatement. She is not only multi-cultured and well traveled, her illustration style is a constant exploration of new styles….
5: Sound Design for Fun and Profit
Mar 3, 2017 • 107 min
Want to know what it takes to be a pro at sound design? To say that Frank Serafine might know what he’s talking about is probably a huge understatement. Frank has been around doing sound design since before many of you were born. He’s seen technology…
4: The Code Never Bothered Me Anyway
Mar 3, 2017 • 66 min
Ever hear of Houdini? No, not the magician, the software by SideFX. Joey got a chance to have a very nerdy talk with the super genius Christopher Hendryx about his work at Disney as an FX Animator. Christopher was the lead artist in charge of Elsa’s…
3: Matt Frodsham gets weird
Mar 3, 2017 • 57 min
Matt Frodsham is a Cinema 4D Black Belt. His reel is full of weird and wonderful work, much of it completed with his friends at the incredible Berlin-based Zeitguised. His work is abstract, provocative, playful, and extremely polished. Check out his…
2: Twisted Poly talks shop
Mar 3, 2017 • 52 min
Want to know the secret to amazing work? Us too. Unfortunately, the secret is “work really really hard.” Working out of his home office in the capital of Slovenia, Nejc Polovsak is consistently turning out some of the most creative, polished, and…
1: The Almighty Rich Nosworthy gets geeky about 99 Frames
Mar 1, 2017 • 59 min
New Zealand-based 3D Artist extraordinaire Rich Nosworthy is about as humble a guy as you’ll ever meet. He single-handedly makes some of the coolest photorealistic 3D animations you’ve ever seen, and still finds time to be pestered with all kinds of…