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{Student Work} Wolfram Friele : Class 01 : Visual Essay

One of the coolest parts about Mograph Mentor is the artistic vision that each student infuses into their projects…because there is so much diversity!

Wolfram’s vision for his Visual Essay was certainly unique:

“I choose to make a fictional explainer on how to raise your robot. This originated from the idea that if AI is anything human-like, it probably has to be raised. And when the robot doesn’t do everything perfect from the beginning, there might be a couple of inconvenient situations. But in the end does this lead to a more personal bond with the robot? This project was a first time for a lot of stuff: first time rigging, character animation and real compositing, but I learned a lot!”

Enjoy some of the pre-pro concepts from Wolfram, and don’t skip the making-of video at the bottom!

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Final Video:

Making-of Video:

Big thanks to Wolfram’s mentor, Ryan Summers!

Mograph Mentor is the online school for motion graphics.

{Student Work} Daniel Stanush : Visual Essay

One of the hardest parts when you’re new at any craft, is creating work that’s original. We love seeing students push boundaries, and try new things because that’s ultimately what gives you a voice, and makes you stand out.

Daniel has always been one of those students. And today we’re sharing his Class 01 Visual Essay.

“This was my first animation in C4D, which is a program I wanted to learn more about during the course. I picked a passage from Hermin Melville’s Moby Dick that had some great imagery, and went with a low poly look. That style is popular right now, so there were lots of resources online that I could use to learn C4D. Coming from a video editing background, it was cool to set up shots in Cinema and then cut them into an edit in After Effects, where I also added some additional color and effects. I really like producing sound design for video, and had a great time creating a tense and eerie music bed to complement the narration, which I decided to get recorded in Spanish and subtitled because it added a sweet extra nuance to the feel of the piece.”

Now that you have some background info, go enjoy some still images, and the final video at the bottom!

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Floating Rig
Light Test

Big thanks to Daniel’s Class 01 mentor, Darrin Dick!

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