Motion Weekly 29

Jul 19, 2019 at 10:22 pm 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.

A Dog Brings it Back

An excellent advert for Pedigree and a strong message in support of pet adoption. I love the motion of this piece...very well executed.

A dog brings it back || PEDIGREE from Alton on Vimeo.

Sleek Musicology

A fantastic piece that is basically experiments in using the sound effectors in Cinema 4D. Composition and editing were done in After Effects and Premiere Pro, respectively. Be sure to check out further info on this piece, here.

Sleek Musicology from Erik Norrhede on Vimeo.

Simple 3D shapes dancing, listening and being wise to sleek unique tunes. All the while being full procedural and available in 4k.

For more info and sharing details:


This piece has been on my list for a little while. Inspired by a Japanese legend, this chilling story (pun intended) is brilliant eye-candy. I love the design, with limited color palette and great use of texture and light effects. 

Shimo from Bullpen on Vimeo.

An evening walk through the woods yields a chilly discovery for a curious young peasant. Inspired by the Japanese legend of Yuki-onna.

Directed by Bullpen
Audio: David Kamp (

Negative Space

This stop-motion piece is incredibly well-crafted. Based on a poem, it is about a father-son relationship through the son's learned task of regularly packing his father's suitcase for travel. Very sentimental work, with a touch of dark humor, this is a must-see. The props and set are incredibly detailed, and lighting is fantastic. Do check out the making of this film here

Negative Space from Tiny Inventions on Vimeo.

Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, “Negative Space" is a short animated film that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase.

For distribution, festivals and screening requests: Miyu Distribution

Making of video:

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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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