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School of Motion Podcast

Summary: A show for MoGraph artists by MoGraph artists. We interview Designers, Animators, Producers, and other folks related to our industry. We get deep into the geeky world of Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Illustrator. We talk about the business and art of Motion Design. Dig in.

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 Success and Speculative Design w/ Marti Romances of Territory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:38:29

Territory Studio has become one of the biggest players in the game when it comes to FUI work with huge feature films like Avengers-End Game and Guardians of The Galaxy under their belt. Lately, they have seen ventures into Experimental and Future Design by creating the UI for the cars of the future. In this episode, Co-Founder and Creative Director Marti Romances explains how the right mindset and smart business decisions can pave the way to success. 

 Home Brewed VFX w/Daniel Hashimoto AKA Action Movie Dad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:57

Youtube has become an incubator for content that blurs the lines between VFX studio and hobbyists with contributors creating some pretty impressive stuff with consumer gear.  Daniel Hashimoto; AKA "Hashi" AKA "Action Movie Dad" has shown us what ingenuity, technical chops and a couple of cute kids can do with budget filmmaking. Oh, did we mention that Hashi happens to be Senior Content Creator at Red Giant Software?

 Animated Feature Film Director Kris Pearn Talks Shop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:33

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Director Kris Pearn joins us to discuss his new Netflix Original Movie, “The Willoughbys,” how they achieved such a unique visual style, and what it’s like inventing new worlds.

 Keeping Your Edge with Block & Tackle Studio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:36

Studio ownership is unforgiving when you consider the great effort it takes to get one up and running, never mind operating for a long period of time. Block & Tackle is one of the very few studios that have existed since the pioneer days of Motion Design, and they are still thriving. Owners Adam Gault and Ted Kotsaftis join us on this episode and talk about how they have maintained their sharp edge in the industry while producing an expansive collection of different looks and styles.

 Carving The Perfect Studio w/Barton Damer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:55:51

Slick, cutting edge digital design doesn't have to be restricted to large bustling cities where the cost of living is high and life can be limited by your surroundings. Barton Damer, owner and Creative Director at Already Been Chewed Studio in Wylie Texas talks about how his nonconformist passion for skateboarding blossomed into creating a world-class studio that is very much off the beaten path.

 FUI for Marvel Movies and Future Consulting w/Perception’s John LePore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:41

Can you imagine being so good at imagining and creating FUI that Marvel comes to you to create it for their feature films like Iron Man 2 and Black Panther? What about taking it a step further and being so good that real-world companies come to you to for consulting on products that don't even exist yet? In this episode, Chief Creative Director John LePore talks about how Perception Studios is doing just that.

 Sharpening The Battle Axe w/Adam Plouff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:15

Do you have a favorite plugin that you can't live without? Have you ever thought about who the person was that created that plugin that has saved you countless hours of work? This special episode of the School of Motion Podcast has been pulled from our Expression Session vault. It features instructors Zack Lovatt and Nol Honig interviewing Adam Plouff who you may know as the mad genius behind Battleaxe;  which, may we add, is responsible for the massively popular and useful plugins Rubberhose and Overlord.

 The Road to Buck and Beyond w/ Joe Donaldson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:48:35

Starting a motion design career is hard and leaves you with a lot of questions. There are so many hurdles that new artists stumble into; it can feel like there is no clear path forward. Joe Donaldson joins us on the podcast and breaks down how he balances work and life, all while riding a wave of continual success.

 The History of VFX with Stu Maschwitz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:14

Today's podcast is pulled directly from VFX for Motion, hosted by course instructor and Stu's former colleague, Mark Christiansen. When it comes to pulling knowledge directly from the source, this podcast is the holy grail.

 From MK12 to the Spider-Verse w/ James Ramirez | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:36

James Ramirez joins Joey in a one-on-one nostalgic trip back to the early 2000s. From a small Texas town to Los Angeles, James unpacks his career between his time at the legendary MK12 Studio to directing the Spider-verse titles and much more.

 The Year In Review - 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:21:09

It was a heck of a year for the MoGraph industry, and for School of Motion. SOM's 2019 Motion Design Survey revealed greater participation, enthusiasm, opportunity and income than ever before; and the company's business, course curriculum, core team, enrollment and online reach and engagement grew at exceptional rates. On this Podcast episode, SOM CEO and host Joey Korenman talks 2019 and 2020 with 3D Creative Director EJ Hassenfratz and brand-new 2D Creative Director Ryan Summers.

 Allen Laseter, Animator and Director, on Defining Your Style | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:37

On Episode 81 of the School of Motion Podcast, SOM founder and CEO Joey Korenman and his guest Allen Laseter discuss the road to renown; developing your own style; After Effects animation; coordinating paid client and personal passion projects; billing for your services; working freelance versus studio employment; project and people management best practices; Stanley Kubrick, School House Rock! and The Beatles's Yellow Submarine; and more.

 Expression Session with Zack Lovatt and Nol Honig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:18

Expression Session with Zack Lovatt and Nol Honig

 VFX for Motion with Mark Christiansen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:47:56

Some of the coolest work in the industry blurs the line between motion design and visual effects. School of Motion's VFX for Motion course teaches you to move in and out of these worlds with ease. On Episode 79 of the SOM Podcast, we go behind the scenes of, discussing what went into the course's creation with the creator himself, Mark Christiansen. Mark also covers his VFX work, shares tips on compositing in After Effects, and answers questions from the audience.

 Episode 78: Gentleman Scholar, Will Johnson on Controversy and Creativity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:13

Will Johnson, creative innovator, co-founder, director and partner of industry-leading motion design studio Gentleman Scholar speaks with School of Motion founder, CEO and Podcast host Joey Korenman about the importance of passion and work ethic; the naming, creation, development, key differentiators and success of Gentleman Scholar; and much more.


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