Motion Weekly 27

May 19, 2019 at 12:58 am by nickcharles

The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation and motion graphic works from around the web. Some pieces featured have been created by professional studios, while others may be personal works. May this weekly segment serve to inspire you.

Though my original goal with this segment was to specifically highlight motion graphics and animated short films, it had evolved to also showcase incredible live-action, outstanding cinematography, and wicked cool experimental works. It's all motion, it's all inspiring. So, take the time to kick back and have a look at some fantastic work being produced out there. And, if you like what you see in this segment, please share it.

Next Flight Home

A simple love story, concerning a pigeon and a dove. Wonderful animation and great character design make this a very enjoyable short film.   

Next Flight Home from Jake Wegesin on Vimeo.

A short film about discovering the things that make life worth living. A pigeon meets a dove and faces the decision on whether or not to leave the life he has built for himself in favor of following his heart.

Albatross Soup

Albatross Soup is an especially unique short film, as it is based around a riddle, with dialogue from multiple participants trying to solve it. The director, Winnie Cheung, with the help of a friend, did extensive editing of several sessions of participant dialogue. The fluid animation and perplexing riddle invite the viewer to follow along in the fun and participate. 

Albatross Soup from Winnie Cheung on Vimeo.

Albatross Soup is a delightfully fluid animation that lyrically complements a chorus of voices attempting to investigate a puzzling suicide: A man gets off a boat. He walks into a restaurant and orders albatross soup. He takes one sip... pulls out a gun, and shoots himself to death. So...why did he kill himself?


A touching film about a war veteran trying to cope with the loss of limbs, and move forward.

Cradle from Devon Manney on Vimeo.

Returning to the USA after losing both arms overseas, a young veteran battles phantom pains, prosthetics, and memories of his pre-war life while reaching for a sense of normalcy.

My undergraduate thesis film at the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts within the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Produced with the help of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Educator's Forum, and 80+ wonderful Kickstarter backers.


A fluids animation, utilizing geometric shapes and acrylic inks. I love experimental pieces like this, and the colors in this piece are incredible.

MYST from Thomas Blanchard on Vimeo.

Myst is an experimental video that mixes geometric shapes and acrylic inks.
This video is the first part of the exhibition "Kingdom of Colors" at the art gallery ARTECHOUSE in Washington DC.
Director : Thomas Blanchard
Second Director : Jeremy Blanchard
Music : Whirlwind by Velvet coffee
Leonardo Villiger
Christophe Dugne-Esquevin

Thanks for watching!

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Nick C Sorbin (Nick Charles) is a former Managing Editor of 9 years for Renderosity's CG Industry News. By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in both home infusion and a hospital ER, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. Read his articles

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