School of Motion Podcast
By School of Motion: Design & Animation Training for MoGraph Artists
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A show for MoGraph artists by MoGraph artists. We interview Designers, Animators, Producers, and other folks related to our industry. We get deep into the geeky world of Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Illustrator. We talk about the business and art of Motion Design. Dig in.
||CleanBalancing Family and MoGraph with David Stanfield||Imagine doing work for Google, Coca-Cola, and Facebook. That’d be pretty sweet, right? But what if you were tasked with raising 4 kids at the same time. Do you think you could do it? David Stanfield is a director, animator, and designer in...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Casey Hupke on Projection Mapped Concerts||When you’re working on a Motion Graphic project usually the final video will be viewed on a phone or computer, or if you’re really lucky a theater screen. But what if you could have your work projected at a concert with thousands of people in the...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: The Reality of Owning a Studio, with Zac Dixon||In the Motion Design industry the role of creative director and studio owner is glorified. The thrill of owning your own business and leading a team of artists is intoxicating, but what is the actual reality of running a Motion Graphics studio? In...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The State of the Motion Design Industry 2017||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. If not, go check it out... In the survey we asked Motion Designers from around the industry about...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: MoGraph Automation with Fraser Davidson of Cub Studio||It seems like just about everyone’s job is threatened by automation, but what if automation is the secret to getting more MoGraph work out into the world? What if you could edit an entire After Effects composition from a spreadsheet? Then even if...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Mixing MoGraph with Psychedelics, Caspian Kai||Can drugs make you a better artists? We'e been programed our entire lives to believe that only harm can come from drugs. The thought is, if it causes you to have a chemical reaction in your brain it must be bad for you, but maybe that's not always the..||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: How To Do It All - Andrew Vucko||Have you ever had a director say 'I shouldn't have hired you...'? Our guest today is proof that hard work can get you anywhere. Andrew Vucko (pronounced Voo-co) is killing it in the Motion Design world. He's had big-name clients like Facebook, Toyota...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Beyond the Dragon Tattoo - Directing for MoGraph, Onur Senturk||Motion Graphics covers a huge range of skills... Like design, animation, editing, directing, 3D, and much more. There’s a lot of work that goes into one piece, and often there’s a huge team behind some of the best work out there. But occasionally...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: How to be a (GreyScale) Gorilla - Nick Campbell||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...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Lighting and Camera tips from a master DP: Mike Pecci||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...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Design Tips from Designers||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...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: How much do After Effects Script Developers make? A chat||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...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Fire Without Smoke | Compositing Pro-Tips with Hugo Guerra||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...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Going unscripted, a look into the world of producing Reality Television with Joke Productions.||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...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Do Creative Directors Actually Create Anything? An interview with Ryan Summers.||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....||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The NAB Survival Guide for Motion Designers||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...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Why do we need editors? A chat with Mike Radtke, Editor Extraordinaire from Digital Kitchen.||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...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Be A Better Freelancer Right Now - How to get clients, keep them happy, and get paid to do what you love.||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..||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: The Uncertain Future of MoGraph with Chris Do||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...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: After Effects to Code, a chat with the developers of Lottie from Airbnb||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,...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Conductor, Producer Erica Hilbert of The Mill||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Justin Cone talks Motionographer and the Motion Awards||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Cinema 4D, The Hassenfratz Effect||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Nobody is Born a Designer, A chat with Lilian Darmono||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....||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Sound Design for Fun and Profit||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Code Never Bothered Me Anyway||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Matt Frodsham gets weird||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Twisted Poly talks shop||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Almighty Rich Nosworthy gets geeky about 99 Frames||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...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I love SOM podcast because they really dig into the process and get super geeky on techniques and tricks. Always fun and informative to listen to! Keep them coming please joey! Def make my morning commute way more interesting!
Best. MoGraph. Interviews. Ever.
Not only is School of Motion the best online resource for motion designers but their podcasts pretty much dominate the iTunes too! Joey interviews people in the motion industry from talented 2d/3d artists to producers and designers. You’ll get motivated, informed and best of all Joey'ed!
Love School of Motion, and Joey kills it yet again with amazing interviews with some of the best in the industry! Can't recommend this podcast enough if you're serious about Mograph.