Motion Graphics: Friday Inspiration
Notes From The motion09 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
By Mark Spencer | October 16, 2009
Getting inspired by watching motion graphics design and visual effects on TV or the web is one thing. Getting to hear from and hang out with the artists who create the outstanding work we see in motion picture title sequences, trailers, broadcast design packages, games and commercials is quite another.
I've just returned from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I attended the Motion09 conference. It is a small, highly targeted, and flat out outstanding conference dedicated to animation, visual effects and motion graphics. There's nothing like being surrounded by over 200 other folks who are into different aspects of the same field. Where else can you eat lunch with Chris and Trish Meyer, from whose books I originally learned After Effects, or have a drink with Mark Coleran , the talent behind the animated computer displays in the Bourne Ultimatum and a driving force for Gridiron Software's Flow, or join a late night chat with James Caliri, the artist who created the outstanding end title sequence for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events? I was in hog heaven.
On Sunday, I gave 7 back-to-back presentations on various aspects of Apple Motion, with a special focus on the new features in Motion 4 and tips and tricks specifically for After Effects users. Everyone, and I mean everyone, who attends this conference is an After Effects user and it was exciting to see the rising level of interest in Motion.
After my presentation, I was able to stick around for a few more days and check out some of the other sessions. There were multiple tracks going on simultaneously and it was difficult to choose which ones to attend as they all looked so interesting. On Monday morning, I sat in on Rachel Nicoll's (Sony Pictures Imageworks) matchmoving sessions, where she described her challenges on films such as Spiderman 3, Hancock, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
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