Our thoughts and ideas around the motion design world.

Mentorship

Student Work : This is MMA Short Film

Houcem Boudaha just completed Class 1 Introduction To Design & Animation in the summer of 2019. His mentor was animator and designer was Steve Savalle. This project in Class 1 is called the, Visual Essay. For his Visual Essay, Houcem decided to tell the story of Mixed Martial Arts. His film took shape over a

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Podcast

Remington McElhaney : Google UX Motion Designer

Remington McElhaney is from our very first class at MoGraph Mentor in 2014. Since then he has gone on to work for motion studio, VeracityColab and now works as a UX Motion Designer at Google. In this podcast we asked Remington about his work with Google and the challenges he faces in helping to create

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michael jones and his family
Inspiration

Making Of MoGraph Mentor

This short documentary is a look into the making of MoGraph Mentor. MoGraph Mentor is the online school for motion graphics that takes a holistic approach to develop artists who are capable of making original work. More than tutorials, mentorship is about challenging an artist’s ability to create original works. This process improves your technical,

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Podcast

Harry J Frank : Educator & Software Designer w/ Red Giant

Harry J Frank is something a mograph legend, at least in my book. When I was first learning to use after effects his tutorials and products, via his site Gray Machine, helped me learn the ropes. His generosity and innovation was helpful to me as a young designer and animator. I was happy to speak

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Lana Simanenkova Podcast
Podcast

Lana Simanenkova : Senior Creative At Animade

Lana Simanenkova is an animator and motion designer from Estonia. She is currently a Senior Creative at Animade, a studio based in London, UK. As part of Animade, she’s worked with clients such as IBM, Dropbox, Google and Facebook. Her portfolio is filled with high quality design and animation and we asked her to come

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Karen Kuo Viz Dev Course
Mentorship

Intro to Visual Development w/ Karen Kuo

Visual Development artist Karen Kuo, currently of Dreamworks TV, has put together a new workshop presented by MoGraph Mentor. This 6 part workshop will give an introduction to the concepts and techniques of visual development. She studied at Art Center in Pasadena, California and is currently in production with the team on Kung Fu Panda,

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Ariel Costa Motion Design
Vlog

Ariel Costa : Finding your artistic voice

Motion designer Ariel Costa has a unique style and approach to making work. His artists voice has emerged over the years of creating work for clients big and small. We asked Ariel to join us for a conversation about his work so we could pick his brain. We broke this discussion in to two parts.

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Mentors portraits
Education

Online Art Schools Disrupting Traditional Education

Online art schools are having a moment. While the cost of private art schools have ballooned, access to information and mentorship is providing a counter weight to this trend. Why should people pay $60,000 per year to become a motion designer or illustrator, when they can access information and mentorship for 1/10th the cost?  There

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