Carlos Pardo & Teo Guillem
The Barcelonian duo of directors Teo Guillem and Carlos Pardo produce their work under the label of Dvein. They are engaged in both commercial and cultural projects, where they make use of their sense for experimenting. They primarily combine various film camera and live visual effect techniques with sophisticated computer simulation. Their distinctive visual style has found resonance in clients like National Geographic, Canal+, the Alagoas and Vein music groups and the F5 New York creative festival, to name a few.
Manuel Casasola Merkle & Moritz Schwind
Manuel Casasola Merkle and Moritz Schwind are the two leading figures at Aixsponza, a Münich-based studio. They are also technology magicians enthusiastic about software solutions for demanding and complex projects in the Houdini 3D system. The topics they address in their tutorials at the Entagma website include the most advanced simulations, complex computer graphics and sophisticated procedural design.
Ryan Honey helped create Buck fourteen years ago and is currently in charge of one of its three offices. Under his leadership, the Los Angeles studio develops a rich and playful mixture of works ranging from traditional animation, motion design and film to sophisticated 3D animations and special effects. The award-winning studio's many clients include leading American firms like Google, Apple, Facebook, CNN or IBM. With its philosophy centring on collaboration, the studio boasts a long list of awards and achievements. Last year alone, Buck's projects received as many as fifteen different international awards.
London's Proud Creative is famous for its sophisticated strategic approach to design and branding. The studio can pride itself on its exquisite works for a number of British and international clients, such as Sony Playstation, BT Vision and CNN. Although the studio's work centres on branding and visual identity, motion design plays a vital role in the resulting visual communication. In the past, Proud Creative was also one of the pioneers of television branding, having become famous for its conceptually strong series of idents for S4C, a Welsh TV station.
Mike Sharpe & Stephen Bates
London's Found studio specialises in motion design, film and video for different platforms, managing all project phases from the initial idea to the final implementation and placing a high degree of emphasis on their aesthetics. Found's commercial clients include Microsoft, BBC, Rolls-Royce, Arte and Sony Playstation as well as musicians like Ellie Goulding and Take That. In addition, the studio is also engaged in its own film production: last year, it received a series of awards for its short film The Dog and the Elephant.
Alice Shaughnessy & Jonas Otto
& Julien Bauzin & Phillip Peters
The visual magicians from Field will take over the entire Friday evening's programme. They will provide a comprehensive overview of their approaches to work, ranging from interactive projects to giant projection installations and motion design. Besides the visual and aesthetic aspects, they will also discuss the theoretical, strategic, conceptual and production-related ones. The studio's work combines artistic and technological approaches and has attracted the interest of a series of brands from a wide range of industries, including sports (Adidas, Nike), automotive (Maserati), fashion (Diesel, Stella McCartney), culture (British Library, Whitworth Gallery) and others.
Discussion Panel: Interdisciplinary Overlaps
Motion design is in itself a flexible intersection of several different fields. By its very nature, it is a force that drives the boldest ones to try harder. To cross borders, break barriers and influence one another. To look for paths that have yet to be discovered. In the discussion panel, the speakers will try and consider how different people with varied approaches influence one another in joint projects. But also how finding way into other fields transforms our our work.
American designer Bradley Munkowitz, aka GMunk, is driven by his fascination of geometry, lasers, optical art and light effects. From among his expansive range of projects for different platforms he's best-known for the laser-like graphics, interfaces and holograms in the Tron: Legacy movie. Bradley has gained huge and well-deserved popularity and success for his revolutionary piece called Box, which entails projection mapping on canvases controlled with robotic arms.
Claudia Klat & Jonathan Nielsen
The UK’s Spin studio entered the motion design scene at the turn of the millennium with their work for TV stations like Channel 4, Five or More4. In recent years, they have been creating dynamic visual identities for clients from a wide array of sectors. They employ motion design as a driving principle bringing flexible and vivid visual results.
DBLG is an award-winning motion design studio from London with a strong focus on design, direction and branding. Whether producing digital animation or live-action motion imagery, DBLG combine top execution with a passion for traditional techniques as well as new technological experiments. Their portfolio spans a vast range of television clients and commercial projects for brands such as Nike, Wired or Tate. Their latest success was the rebrand of Channel 4 gaining numerous awards and honours. DBLG will be presented by their Founder and Creative Director Gilbert Grant.
The potential of motion design in user experience will be presented by John Schlemmer. As a motion design lead at Google and a member of its internal creative team in Mountain View, California, he's responsible for developing and maintaining the animation standards of Material Design. You can spot his work on a daily basis when using Gmail or the Google Calendar.
Technology guru Simon Holmedal works at London’s ManvsMachine studio, where he directs ambitious projects crossing and merging the borders of design and visual effects. He develops hyperrealistic imagery of abstract fabric and material structures for clients such as Nike or Microsoft.
German designer and developer Marcus Eckert has developed the interactional and animation layers of the Reuters TV mobile app. He's intensely engaged in the technological aspects of animation and has, among others, crafted Wide Sky, a brilliantly animated game, and a handy tool called Squall which instantly translates animation to code for Apple devices.
Visegrad Young Talents
As a global creative movement, motion design has interesting roots in Central Europe as well. In these countries, the way for motion design had been paved by the strong tradition of animation, film and graphic design. Our aim is to highlight some of the aspiring young talents born in the Visegrad countries who are already rocking the keyframes and reaching for the stars. This year's speakers are Andrea Vacovská (CZ), István Csekk (HU) and Mateusz Kukła (PL).
The Future of Motion Design
Detailed micro-animations in user interfaces, dynamic visual identities, experimental projection mappings, augmented and virtual reality, new technologies of image creation and the use of visual communication. Our guests in the discussion panel will talk about the current and upcoming trends in the motion design industry.
Danny Yount is an american designer of film and television title sequences and promotional campaigns. As a title designer Danny has collaborated with top film directors and producers to create some of the most recognizable feature film main titles like Iron Man, Tron Legacy, Sherlock Holmes, Oblivion, Iron Man Three, and graphic visual holograms for Ironman 2.
Mark Porter studio is based in the UK, creating products and identities for digital, print, and television. In the fragmented media world, it sometimes feels like content is just a commodity. But the stories you tell, and the personality you bring to them, are what makes you unique. We believe that content with value, and the brands that create it, demand the best editorial design thinking.
Natalia Lasota & Michael Misinski & Adam Tunikowski
Since the 90' we strive for the unique balance of utility and visual excellence to communicate just the right message you have for your audience. By mixing our expertise in strategy, design, technology and production with your insights we come up with distinct and fresh solutions. We are Juice. Have a sip!
Sander Van Dijk
I set ideas into motion. When I hear about meaningful ideas, I feel compelled to communicate them. I focus my creative efforts towards positive and progressive topics, like socially- and sustainability-driven concepts and innovative technology. Now I visualize concepts that empower people and inspire them to make choices to live in a better more, sustainable world.
Visegrad Young Talents
Being a global creative movement, motion design has interesting roots in Central Europe as well. The strong tradition of the animation and film industries as well as of graphic design paved the way for motion design in these countries. Our aim is to highlight some of the aspiring young talents born in the Visegrad countries who are already rocking the keyframes and reaching for the stars. The speakers of the first volume are Jan Sladecko (CZ), Gergely Wootsch (HU) and Miki Nemcek (SK).
Definition of Motion Design
Title sequences, TV idents and openers, commercials, internet videos, installations, web and app animations and the list goes on. The Czech studio Oficina has curated a selection of the best examples of Motion Design throughout history trying to define it as something more than just graphics in motion. Watch the screenings and take part in the ensuing discussion panel on capturing the essence of Motion Design.
Title in Brief
The movie title sequences are considered to be one of the most significant examples of Motion Design. A special screening will demonstrate the development of the creative field with work by the well known authors like Saul Bass, Pablo Ferro, Maurice Binder, Kyle Cooper, Danny Yount and many more.
The legendary Czech band Ohm Square will perform their unusual concert show for their new album A curious Place Between Souls and Atoms. They work together with a designer Jan Šíma who has created a unique projection for each song. Visually tempting scenes and Ohm Square’s electronic music are a promise of an amazing experience.