Beeple

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Beeple, (aka Mike Winkelmann) is a motion designer in Wisconsin. He has a great collection of work on his vimeo page but what really sets him apart is his open source philosophy.  If you visit his site you will find tons and tons of designs with project files included!  He even has a project file from an Erykah Badu music video.  Not only are these little files extremely cool but they are a great resource for learning new ways to use Cinema 4d.  Mike is a super talented artist and is definitely someone worth watching.

I really like the idea of open source art.  Which is something I plan on writing about in the near future.

Digital Film

I modeled and rendered this while brainstorming for a logo for the UCA Film Department.  We decided it wasn’t right for a logo but I really like the render.

Close and Caring

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Here’s a awesome new MTV ident from Sehsucht, a design company in Berlin.  A lot of people don’t give MTV any street cred these days but they are a pretty big client for a lot of talented animators and motion designers. The hair is the big star in this piece. They did a great job of making it look realistically fanciful. Kudos Sehsucht!

MTV “Close and Caring” from Sehsucht™ on Vimeo.

If that wasn’t awesome enough they included a “making of reel” to show their storyboards and design process.

Mtv Making Of from Sehsucht™ on Vimeo.

 

Great new video by Ducroz

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Benjamin Ducroz‘s newest piece explores the big bang.  I think it’s pretty great.


P.S. Apparently Benjamin Ducroz removed this video from his public vimeo page but you can still find it on his personal page.  Hopefully he’ll put it back on vimeo soon.

Low tech 3d printing

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In uber geeky circles 3d printing is all the rage.  This guy, Markus Kayser, is probably the hippest among them.

30 headers update

Today I learned a little bit about Cinema 4d’s hair module.  I liked both of these renders so much I figured I’d post them both.  After spending an hour or two with hair I think my first c4d tutorial might be on spline dynamics and how I used them in this render.

Histories de Bruguera Title Sequence Opening Titles

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Sometimes less is more. This opening title sequence is a great example of how using low tech creative solutions can be more effective and interesting than flashy, expensive, time intensive, but ultimately uninspired computer graphics. The sequence was made by No-Domain a fantastic design company based in Barcelona.  Check them out.

The documentary is about a successful Spanish publishing house that produced comic books and pop literature.  I’m not familiar with Bruguera but the film sounds intriguing.

CFAC Showcase Intro

This is a short graphic intro I designed for a program block for the University of Central Arkansas’s Channel 6 Television.  The block features local and national fine art programing.  You can watch Channel 6 and learn more about it on our website.

Audio designed by Jonathan Childs, he’s good.