If you’ve been following us on social media then you’ve likely seen our postings about Lunch Break. This is a new live series that will vary in topic, but will focus on the artistic, professional, and technical aspects of motion design.
Last week we launched with episode one and we had about 40 people drop in to hang out with us. This episode focuses on the process of moving from concept to form: working with space, and the best process for communicating ideas and creating interesting visual compositions. If you missed it, no worries…below is a recording of the live episode.
We are starting a new live series called Lunch Break.
We want you to come hang with Mograph Mentor while you snack on your mid-day meal. This series is about discussion. Let’s chat all things motion, design, and art. There will be guest appearances, presentations, and reel critiques.
No strings attached. Come and go as you please. We just want you to join in on the discussion!
Stay tuned for more details about the first Lunch Break.
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. (location, occupation, interests, etc.)
Hi my name is Remington McElhaney and I am a motion graphic designer at VeracityColab and a student at Mograph Mentor. I love motion graphic design and especially 2D animation. I was born and raised in Northern Idaho and lived there for 21 years. I freelanced for 3 ½ years and had an absolute blast doing it! I now live in Southern California and work as a motion designer at an amazing studio called VeracityColab. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and trying to stay active by playing basketball.
2) How did you find out about MoGraph Mentor and what made you interested in joining the program?
I had been a huge fan of Michael Jones for years, so when I saw the video uploaded I was incredible interested. First I thought he just made the video for a company that was starting this, but once I found out that he was actually starting it himself I was instantly sold. I was interested in Mograph Mentor because I had been 100% self-taught for motion design so there were some pretty large gaps in my education. It’s a lot of fun sitting around watching After Effects tutorials, it’s not as much fun busting out a color theory book and teaching it to yourself! So I saw this as an opportunity to grow as a designer and animator, and help fill some of my gaps of knowledge.
3) What do you like best about MoGraph Mentor? Anything that can be improved?
I love the passion that fuels Mograph Mentor and how their goal is to serve you the best they can. The amount of work that has gone into creating this program is incredible and it definitely shows. The mentors are all crazy talented and all share a passion for teaching. The Q&A’s are also amazing. When else do you get to be one of 4-5 people picking the brain of Jorge Estrada?
Here at MoGraph Mentor we strive to make each live class as impactful and helpful as possible. This means adhering to a curriculum that moves through concepts and project tasks from week to week. Although we want to continue to move students forward, we still make time for open discussion and organic Q&A.
The live experience is hosted on a platform called Fuze. This allows us to stream HD feeds and audio from all students and mentors. Upload video content, share screens and make live annotations over the top of imagery for our critiques.
Tony Zagoraios is an award winning motion designer mainly recognized for his unique style and approach. He keeps redefining himself creatively, but there is always a very distinctive and unique resonating voice behind his work.
Tony has recently joined our team, and we are very excited to have him as a new Mentor.
We asked him a couple of questions about his story, work and inspiration. Here is the interview we conducted.