Mo-Graph Mentor

{Placement Partner} Charlie Matz : CEO VeracityColab

MoGraph Mentor wants to do more than just educate and inspire. We have worked hard to put structures in place that will foster opportunities for our students. Our Job Placement Program, sounds much fancier than it actually is. Simply put, we connect our students with the people who need their skills.

We’ve partnered with ad agencies, production studios, marketing firms & churches to find opportunities for our small community of students.

We recently asked one of our Job Placement Partners, VeracityColab, if they’d give us some insight into who they are, and what type of people they look to bring in.

Veracity has established themselves a full service video agency making excellent content for Google, Adobe, Lenovo, LegalZoom and a long list of other companies.

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Advice from Jr.canest

We recently traveled to beautiful Vancouver, BC to speak with Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, aka Jr.canest.  We shot about 2 hours worth of amazing insight, advice and wisdom from an incredibly humble and talented artist.  Jorge shared his story with us, as well as gave us insight into what inspires him.  The full interview series is only available to our students, but we thought this gem of advice had to be shared with our larger MoGraph Mentor family.

When I asked Jorge about what it would take for any artists to come work at Giant Ant, the answer was surprising.  First on the list, before your technical or artistic ability, is who you are as a person.

Sage advice worth taking to heart.

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Tags: Motion Graphics, Motion Design, Online School for Motion Graphics, Motion Graphics Courses

Studio Life : Battle Axe Inc.

Atlanta native, Adam Plouff, runs a botique post-production shop called Battle Axe inc.  Adam serves a high end roster of broadcast clients, creating work Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS & Disney.   Adam is married and has one son and runs his shop out of StudioPlex in Atlanta’s Fourth Ward.

Adam was kind enough to sit down for an interview and answer some questions.

Video Outline

  • Introduction – 0:00 – 0:57
  • How did you get into mo-graph? – 0:58 – 1:42
  • Tell us about your shop – 1:43 – 2:15
  • What was it like going freelance? – 2:16 – 2:55
  • Tell us about, “5 Years,” the video you made for your wife – 2:55 -3:45
  • How does editing experience help a motion designer? – 3:46 – 4:37
  • How did you learn design? 4:38 – 5:55
  • What role does drawing in play in your process? – 5:56 – 7:41
  • What was your reaction to MoGraph Mentor? – 7:42 – 8:41
  • Whats the one piece of advice you would give to an aspiring motion designer? 8:42 – end

 

A big thanks to Adam for his willingness to share.

BattleAxe Inc 

Adam on Twitter

Adam on Vimeo

For more information about our motion graphics courses, contact us today! www.mographmentor.com/contact

Tags: Motion Graphics, Motion Design, Online School for Motion Graphics, Motion Graphics Courses, Learn Motion Graphics

Studio Life : Lionstar Films

Ryan Seger, CEO of Lionstar Films, was kind enough to sit down for an interview. Lionstar, based in Atlanta, produces content for a roster of corporate clients.

We asked Ryan about the history of his company, what he looks for in a new hire & the fast changing landscape of the content creation industry.  Lionstar is a one of MoGraph Mentors job placement partners, so we also spoke briefly about the program.

Video Outline

  • Lionstar history : 0:00 – 1:17
  • The team at Lionstar : 1:18 – 1:51
  • How video production has changed : 1:52 – 2:24
  • What do you look for in a new hire? : 2:25 – 3:07
  • What was your impression of MoGraph Mentor : 3:08 – 3:48

 

A big thanks to Ryan and the rest of the Lionstar team for taking the time to speak with us.

Lionstar Films

Lionstar on Twitter

We’ll be continuing our series of Studio Life profiles, gaining insight and information from a diverse range of production houses, so stay tuned.

For more information about our motion graphics courses, contact us today! www.mographmentor.com/contact

Tags: Motion Graphics, Motion Design, Online School for Motion Graphics, Motion Graphics Courses, Learn Motion Graphics