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Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Matt Alonzo

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Matt Alonzo

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a Filmmaker…

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Johannes Nannestad

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Johannes Nannestad

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Filmmaker Friday with Filmmaker Alex Orchilles

Filmmaker Friday with Filmmaker Alex Orchilles

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Learning to be Creative

Learning to be Creative

As motion graphics artists, we often have editors volunteer that they don’t think of themselves as being creative (despite working in the field of storytelling). This can be particularly…

Bigger, brighter, bolder – the evolution of large scale video projection

Bigger, brighter, bolder – the evolution of large scale video projection

In 2009 I had never heard of projection mapping, or building projections, so when a friend of mine emailed me a link to a video on YouTube, the result blew…

Flashback: ‘Almost Human’ Circuitry from Video Copilot

Flashback: ‘Almost Human’ Circuitry from Video Copilot

Last year, Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot visited Japan to speak at the Video Copilot Seminar 2014 hosted by Flashback Japan. Google Chrome will automatically translate the summary…

Motion Graphics for Business – Part 2: Beyond Hollywood

Motion Graphics for Business – Part 2: Beyond Hollywood

This is part 2 of a series that looks at trends in corporate motion graphics.  Part 1 looked at the Hollywood films which became landmarks in motion graphics design…

Motion Graphics for Business – Part 1: Inspirational Films

Motion Graphics for Business – Part 1: Inspirational Films

The New Year is traditionally a time for lists, and as many of the articles I published during 2014 reflected on the last 20 years of desktop video, I thought…

From Still Frames to Fine Art

If you want to get Chris upset, come up to him and profess that you’re not creative. Despite his background as an engineer, we’ve had a very nice…

The Centrica Carnivale part 3

In part 2 we looked at the creation and animation of the “racing waiters” scene… one award done but five more to go! In the final of…

The Centrica Carnivale part 2

  In Part 1 we looked at the initial client brief, the pitch animation, and ended up creating some flashing lights in After Effects. Testing One Two In Part 2…

Introducing the Centrica Carnivale

  3D or AE? How about 3D using AE! At the beginning of 2006 I created a conference opener for Centrica that looked like it had been made with a…