DOES NOT come in the form of The Walking Dead season 3. Watching it again. Still unimpressed. Boooooore. Inspiration does, however, still come in 3s; it’s nicely packed in a little green plastic box labeled Dead Space 3.
Wait. You smell that? That rotting flesh? Yeah, those are machine gun-wielding Necromorphs — the embodiment of nightmares and, as of late, my greatest source of procrastination.
Another little goldmine of inspiration rests in blogs. As it just so happens I have a few of those blogs:
I’m pretty gosh darn sure I’m not the only one who’s going to post about this ol’ chap, Andrew Kramer. This guy is about as popular to the Motion Media world as a vampire romance novel is to a 13 year-old girl.
Ha! I do so adore this man’s blog, Nick Campbell. Or some might know him as his more fearsome name “The Gorilla”. What gave that away? It focuses primarily on his career as a Motion Designer and he really tries to throw his inspirations (codename: “video blogs”) out there on a regular basis.
Come check ‘em out:
- Top 28 Best Motion Graphics Blogs and Resources: http://www.gomediazine.com/inspiration/web-roundup/28-staple-blogs-motion-graphic-artists/#.URgHsGdkpsX
- FUNimation: http://www.funimation.com/news
- Bioware: http://blog.bioware.com/
Now let’s chat a bit. The reason I decided to throw in the last three blogs is because “#1″, as the title reads, is a pretty good compiled list of goodies. I’m a tad on the lazy side and didn’t want to post them all, so since he did all the work I just copied the link as a favor to
myself you all, audience. Cool thing is, the first two blogs on his list, Video Copilot and GREYSCALEGORILLA, were also the first two on my own personal list; I was looking at those blogs long before I did some extra snooping for this assignment. It was a nice coincidence I couldn’t just pass over.
Each of these blogs, to get a little personal, actually contributed to my discovery of SCAD. I wanted to know where some of these amazingly skilled individuals graduated. I’ve done some amateur work here and there with music videos, movie trailers, the works, but these guys showed me through their work what it means to play with Motion Media — and to do so professionally. FUNimation or Bioware are two places I’ve always desired to work at, so even though they might not be meeting the criteria for this assignment, I wanted to post them anyway because their motion graphics artists constantly rekindle the flame of my passion.
The initial visual impact of some blogs helps draw me to them sometimes more so than others. What can I say? I’m easily distracted by shiny things. On occasion, yes, I will judge a book by its cover. And although I haven’t met too many students yet that are pursuing Motion Media like myself, I am still immensely surprised by the amount of blogs out there for the field. It’s taking the world by storm… by creating a virtual one!