98 episodes

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.

School of Motion Podcast School of Motion: Design & Animation Training for MoGraph Artists

    • Design
    • 5.0, 278 Ratings

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.

    A Dazzling Director: Colin Hesterly

    A Dazzling Director: Colin Hesterly

    One the of the hardest parts of freelancing is managing your risk. Lucky for Colin Hesterly, he's never been afraid of taking a chance. Whether it's crossing the country for a degree, landing an internship with Buck off a student film, or jumping headfirst into freelancing only three months into his career...Colin is ready to take the plunge. We finally managed to lock him down long enough to extract some golden nuggets of advice, so crank that volume and break out a pen and paper. Class is in session. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Dynamo Designer: Nuria Boj

    A Dynamo Designer: Nuria Boj

    No one arrives in this industry ready to jump straight into freelancing. You don't instantly get the skills just because you downloaded the software. Nuria Boj put in the hard work—and the homework—to find and define her strengths as a designer/illustrator. Along the way, she's worked with some incredible studios and clients...including on a project near and dear to our hearts. Get ready to meet one fantastic artist.

    • 48 min
    One Fantastic Fowl: Robot Chicken's Matthew Senreich

    One Fantastic Fowl: Robot Chicken's Matthew Senreich

    What if you had an amazing idea for an animated series, but had no idea where to start? That's where Matthew Senreich and Seth Green began, chasing a funny idea across Hollywood to bring their dream to life. The end result, after 15 years and going on 200 episodes, was the legendary Robot Chicken. We sat down with Matthew to talk about his start with Wizard Entertainment, running rampant over pop culture, and his plan to dominate future. Don't miss this one!

    • 29 min
    A Galvanized Globetrotter: Freelance Artist Jiaqi Wang

    A Galvanized Globetrotter: Freelance Artist Jiaqi Wang

    Imagine setting out into the world as an artist, traveling from country to country, with each step in your career taking you further from home. Motion Designer Jiaqi Wang began her journey in China, but she's practiced her craft from Shanghai to Turin, Italy, to sunny Los Angeles, California. Still, she's only looking toward the future, and what tomorrow might bring. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Finding Your Voice: A Chat with Cat Solen, Director of The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim

    Finding Your Voice: A Chat with Cat Solen, Director of The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim

    At some point, every artist struggles to find their voice—that unique style that makes everything they do specifically theirs. We often talk about the structure of animation, or the foundational elements of motion design, but all of that is just the groundwork for your art. To learn more, we sat down director Cat Solen to learn how she found her voice in her new Adult Swim show, "The Shivering Truth."

    • 45 min
    A Wonderfully Grim Storyteller: "JJ Villard's Fairy Tales" on Adult Swim

    A Wonderfully Grim Storyteller: "JJ Villard's Fairy Tales" on Adult Swim

    Adult Swim is known for shows that push the envelope for both what you can show on TV, and how you bring your stories to life. "JJ Villard's Fairy Tales" is a twisted and hilarious take on the Grimm Brothers' famous works. In this episode, JJ joins us to discuss the incredible show, overcoming numerous setbacks, and what it was like to work with the cast of his dreams. If you're hoping for a creative career, don't miss this one!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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278 Ratings

278 Ratings

onebleep ,

Very helpful

I loved this one, thanks

RealJoeWalker ,

Clairvoyant Subjects

It seems like every time Joey and his team put together another show, they’ve read the minds of every freelancer and small studio owner out there. Always timely, informative and motivating — My favorite podcast.

SONICast ,

REALLY insightful!

If you like or have an interest in motion design, listening to this is a no brainer! School of Motion’s online courses are amazing too!

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