1. What got you into motion design? I became interested in motion design before I knew that it was called motion design. I’ve had a love for the artform of animation and graphics as a kid, and I became more and more determined to understand this complic
1. What got you into motion design?
I became interested in motion design before I knew that it was called motion design. I’ve had a love for the artform of animation and graphics as a kid, and I became more and more determined to understand this complicated and underrated craft and all of the peripheral disciplines and artforms that surround it.
Choose a piece of motion design that you love.
The piece of motion design I used for this assignment is the opening title sequence for Tv Show Castlevania.
Break apart and write down the parts of the piece meaning
What was the goal or the story of the piece?
The main objective of this opening sequence was to inform viewers of the contents of the show, as well as develop a sense for the style and “world” the show takes place in. I have never seen the show before, but after watching the opening sequence, I have a basic understanding of the show: animated, fantasy, medieval themed. I find that opening sequences to be very compelling pieces of motion design for the fact that they provide the observer insights and context into the overall “feeling” of the show.
What are the characteristics of the design and audio?
The shocking and unique design of this piece is why I chose it. It is a fast paced, hand drawn animation, with rippling warm colors. It has a very strong feeling of movement, and is very well executed. The audio is intense medieval like music that pairs very well with the animation.
What moments of the Animation made it special?
My favorite moment of this piece, is around the middle mark, where the entire personality of the piece switches, from slow, grey, and static(ish), the rippling, red, rapid fire. The contrast of these two flavors within a single piece is very powerful and I will consider using these examples of extreme contrast in my work, playing with color, speed, size, etc.
Do all elements fit together?
I would say that all of the elements fit together, it is a unique difference because it is hand drawn, so the higher complexities that would apply to computer driven animation do not apply as much. A very distinct characteristic of this animation is the flowing, rippling, transition from one image to the next, which is a very novel and satisfying effect that really help to “fit together” all of the separate elements through flow.
Compare the animations and explain why which one is better
Obviously, the first animation (left) is the superior animation. It has a more exaggerated sense of momentum and realistic movement, while the second animation is sticky awkward and has no sense of momentum, which is critical for animation!