School of Motion Podcast
School of Motion Podcast
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Dive deep into the future of visual effects with Divesh Naidoo, the founder and CEO of Simulon, in this fascinating episode. Discover the groundbreaking app that's making high-end visual effects accessible to anyone, anywhere. Learn about Divesh's journey of building a startup in South Africa, and hear his unique insights on the challenges and rewards of this process. From the nitty-gritty of software development to the broader vision for the VFX industry, this conversation is a must-listen for tech enthusiasts, creatives, and startup dreamers alike. Tune in and get ready to have your mind blown! Check out the corresponding blog post: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/simulon SCHOOL OF MOTION COURSES https://som.bz/3SUg5Yb Show Notes: Divesh on X / Twitter Simulon Beta Signup Wonder Dynamics Wonder Studio 3D Scan Store Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Dondoo Studios Polycam LumaAI Infinite Reality
Procreate Dreams is OUT—the 2D animation app from the creators of the legendary design app, Procreate. We got on the line with James Cuda and Claire Desus, the minds behind this game-changing software. Explore the journey from Procreate's humble beginnings to the iPad Pro revolution and the birth of Procreate Dreams. Check out the interview breakdown over on the School of Motion Blog Page: www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/procreate-dreams SCHOOL OF MOTION COURSES All Courses - https://som.bz/3SUg5Yb
Check out the School of Motion blog post for a deep dive: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/m... Join us as we dive into the art of creative business development with Joe Nash, the ex-Director of Business Strategy at Buck. Joe dishes it out on building strong relationships, matching clients with perfect creative solutions, and mastering the business side of the evolving creative industry. This might be the most valuable podcast you listen to this year. Additional links: - studios & artists: Joe’s Personal Site Buck State Design Carbon VFX Trollbäck Impactist Element Additional links: - resources & tools Brandtrackers Newsletter Rive Figma Spline Webflow
If you follow “motion design Twitter”, you’ve probably encountered the work of Austin Bauwens, co-founder of Ravie Studio. At 21, running his own 8-person studio, Austin is a bonafide motion design influencer. In this interview Joey explores how Austin dropped out of college 2 years early to focus on Ravie and how he’s seemingly cracked the code of using social media to actually get client work. They’ll also dig into a business model that Ravie tried out, where they offered clients a subscription to motion design services. Show Notes Artists Gordon Howie Adam Plouff 7 Austin Bauwens Noah Damon Wilde Will Taylor Studios Ordinary Folk Ravie Buck PSYOP Design Pickle Ivy Studio Work Ravie 2023 Motion Reel! "Do or Die" - Dream Manhunt Minecraft Animated Music Video TOP 20 FREE Minecraft Intro Templates! - Sony Vegas, After Effects, Cinema 4D Will Taylor’s Twitter Resources Battle Axe Apple Overlord Rive Duolingo Chick-Fil-A Canva Minecraft Blender Sphere Las Vegas Adobe After Effects
In this week’s School of Motion Podcast, our Director of Community, Brittany Wardell interviews the founders of two studios leading the charge on Inclusivity in the motion design industry. Macaela VanderMost (Newfangled Studios) and Ricardo Roberts (Bien Studios) discuss how and why inclusivity became a part of their studios’ DNA, the steps they've taken to make that a reality, and the costs and benefits of prioritizing inclusivity in their work. Shownotes: Shownotes: Macaela VanderMost https://www.linkedin.com/in/macaela/ Newfangled Studios https://www.newfangledstudios.com/ Ricardo Roberts https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardoroberts/ Bien https://www.bien.studio/ Dash Bash https://www.dashbash.net/ Bien InMoDe Methodology https://thisisbien.com/inclusive-motion-design/ Newfangled North Star https://www.newfangledstudios.com/About/ Madison Avenue: The Advertising Revolution https://barcelona.tbs-education.com/news/madison-avenue-the-advertising-revolution/ AICP https://www.aicp.com/ Double the Line https://www.aicp.com/initiatives/equity-and-inclusion/double-the-line NothingAbout Us Without Us https://vimeo.com/event/3214781
Caleb Ward of Curious Refuge joins us to talk about how he made 2 movie trailers go mega viral with AI tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, D-ID and Eleven Labs. Caleb recently released 2 Wes-Anderson-inspired trailers that mashed up Wes’s signature quirky style with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Both trailers became viral hits, getting millions of views and spawning articles in The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Business Insider, and more. In this interview, he walks us through how he made these films, and tells us what it’s like to go mega viral. We also dive into the future of creativity in the face of AI, and the complex ethical questions around all of this.
AI has finally come to the world of art, but what does that really mean for artists? Will it be the friend we’ve always wanted by eliminating monotonous tasks and speeding up workflows? Or will it turn out to be a foe and make digital artists obsolete? Joey sits down with Daniel Jeffries, CIO of Stability.ai, to discuss the real-world use cases of artificial intelligence and the moral, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of AI art. In addition to our regular podcast format, we also made this episode into a video, so you can see the work and tools as they’re being discussed. Check it out on the School of Motion YouTube channel.
2022 may be remembered as the year things got back to “normal,” but also as a year of big changes, and our industry is no exception. The economy was booming, but now may be stalling. The rapid development of AI tools makes our jobs ever easier, but also might be stealing them away. In-person work and events have returned, but are people ready to show up? New tools are making serious in-roads against the established giants. Freelance rates had been booming for the past couple years, but a flood of tech layoffs may shake everything up. School of Motion’s fearless founder Joey Korenman is joined by Creative Directors EJ Hassenfratz and Kyle Hamrick, former SOM Creative Director Ryan Summers, and an all-star lineup of studio owners and industry experts for their hottest takes on this year’s burning questions, including “can we even define what motion design is anymore?”. In addition to our regular podcast format, this year we also made this multi-hour odyssey into a video, so you can see the work, tools and events as they’re being discussed. So get comfy and prepare your ears for a full recap on all things mograph for 2022.
Adobe recently acquired Figma for $20 billion. That's 'billion' with a 'b'. This transaction was the largest purchase of a private VC-backed company in history, and left wall street and many artists scratching their heads. Why did Adobe do this historic deal? And, what does it mean for motion designers?
Building a career is like climbing a mountain. There are numerous obstacles ahead, and no guarantees that you’re on the right path. But what happens when you reach the peak and discover…there’s so much more you want to do? Nocky Dinh moved across the world to pursue her dream career, and she wasn't about to let a limited skillset keep her down. Find out what happens when she added 3D to her portfolio.
If you want to hear what a real VO session sounds like, then you've come to the right place! In this podcast you'll get to be a fly on the wall for a VO session lead by Jake and Joey. Along the way Joey is going to be dropping some golden nuggets of VO directing advice to help you direct VO like a pro the next time you need to.
Think about your career as an artist. Are you really where you want to be? Are you headed toward the top of the right mountain? The Design and Animation industry is constantly changing, which makes it hard to know if your career is headed in the right direction. What does the end of the road look like? Who are the artists you should aim to follow? And how can you, forging your own path in this subjective career, create your own legend? Join Aaron Ray as we discuss where your career can go.
We’ve had our eye on Chromosphere Studio for some time. They’ve consistently put out stellar work, with a keen eye toward the future of the industry. From new techniques to bold storytelling, these artists are building up their brand without taking their eyes off the prize. So how do you develop your career without losing focus on a passion project? We spoke with Kevin Dart and Theresa Latzko to find out.
The design and animation industry is rapidly evolving. As the tools of the industry become available to more artists around the world, innovation and growth follow. One of the most exciting developments has been the proliferation of cryptoart, but it is still an area rife with confusion and speculation. What do NFTs really mean for the future of our industry? We have Buck's Justin Cone here to discuss what's coming next.
Doing personal projects is a great way to experiment and flex your creative muscles. Personal projects can also be part of a strategy of beefing up your portfolio or reel, especially if you're just starting out in the industry. Our guest today is Nicolaj Larsson, the founder and creative director of the Copenhagen based studio ccccccc.tv.
If you've been on social media looking at 3D renders, you've probably seen something like this in the description: #octane #octanerender #gpu #gpurender #redshift #redshiftrender Aside from just a hashtag overload, what does that all mean? What exactly are Octane and Redshift? Do you need a third-party renderer? Are you falling behind the curve? Today EJ is going to chat with Chad Ashley from Greyscale Gorilla to help you understand the Render Engine Revolution.
How much money can you make in the creative world? No matter what career you’re aiming for, it can be hard to find a direct answer. So how can you find out the real dollar value of your work? That’s why we reached out to Carole Neal, the Marketing Director at Aquent. If you've ever been confused about your finances, you need to listen to this one!
Do you ever wonder why you don't hear back when you send a demo reel or a resume for a prospective job? While there isn’t a secret sauce for separating from the pack, there are some tried and true methods for putting your work front and center. We’re bringing Frank Suarez on today to talk about what he thinks makes for standout work.
Are you still looking for work? If you can’t find a job in commercials, film, or with a studio, what else is out there? Our community of artists is incredibly versatile, but often we put on blinders outside of our preferred lanes. There is a world of work out there in the most unlikely of places, and it can be just as satisfying—and lucrative—to take on. Today, we’re honored to welcome Leeanne Brennan to talk about the uncharted territory of uncommon design and animation gigs.
You may have listened to our end of the year podcast where we covered the evolving relationship between artists and studios in the age of NFTs, mid-six-figure freelancers, and social media fame. Listening back, we wondered if maybe the picture we painted was a bit bleaker than the actual reality. And we weren’t the only ones who felt that way. Jay Grandin—co-founder and creative director of Giant Ant—had some words to say about it, and you're gonna want to hear this!