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Masters of Motion is a podcast, website and social media channel, that provides the world with a insight into the Australian and New Zealand Animation industry. Comprising of a podcast and online gallery featuring outstanding motion design, animation and visual effects work. Our mission is to celebrate Australia's motion artists and to Inspire the next generation of motion designers, animators, visual effects and 3-D artists.

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Masters of Motion is a podcast, website and social media channel, that provides the world with a insight into the Australian and New Zealand Animation industry. Comprising of a podcast and online gallery featuring outstanding motion design, animation and visual effects work. Our mission is to celebrate Australia's motion artists and to Inspire the next generation of motion designers, animators, visual effects and 3-D artists.

    Matt Everitt : Mr X - 25 years in Animation, Animating animals, creatures & Onset supervising

    Matt Everitt : Mr X - 25 years in Animation, Animating animals, creatures & Onset supervising

    Matthew Everitt : MR X
    Matt has over 25 years experience in the animation industry. Beginning as a 2D animator for TV, before learning 3D Animation to work in games in the mid 90’s. Matt then moved into commercials, creating content for brands such as Nestle, KIA & Vodafone. He also worked on Madonna’s Grammy live show with animated band the Gorillaz. From commercials he moved to animated features, for which his credits include: Happy Feet 2, The LEGO Movies, Walking With Dinosaurs, Dora - The Lost City of Gold and Cats. Matt currently works as Animation Supervisor for MrX Adelaide, also acts as executive producer for the animated features The Wishmas Tree & Combat Wombat and has movie titles in development.
    www.mrxfx.com

    Topics Discussed
    - Advice to mid-level animators, & supervisors
    - Failures in your career
    - Hardest things you had to learn
    - 2D animation for TV & gaming
    - Passion Pictures UK - Gorillaz and Madonna
    - MTV & Ricky Gervais
    - Framestore - moving into films
    - How did your role change
    - Animal Logic - moving to Australia
    - Selling your ideas to others
    - Animating animals & creatures
    - Realistic animation
    - Onset animation supervising

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Andrew Montague : Pixel - Lessons learned in motion design, VFX & directing. Plus rates & pricing

    Andrew Montague : Pixel - Lessons learned in motion design, VFX & directing. Plus rates & pricing

    Andrew has a strong visual foundation in fine art, technical knowledge and creative passion partnered with a wealth of production and post production experience. A multidisciplined artist, who works at the elite level in both motion design and commercial visual effects, as well as being a accomplished live-action director in both television commercials and short films. He has worked on Australian TV dramas, films and in some of the top VFX and Motion Design studios in Australia, London and New York. Andy is currently a TVC Director & VFX Artist at Pixel.

    www.pixel.melbourne

    - Advice to VFX artists & motion designers
    - Being multi disciplined in motion design & visual effects
    - Money, pressure on rates, negotiation and incomes
    - Failures in your career & hard things you had to learn
    - Working at The Mill in London
    - Head of motion design at MPC In New York
    - Writing for Motionographer
    - About pixel & studio pipeline
    - Winning work and pitching
    - The Art of Online editing
    - Lessons learned Directing TVCs
    - Directing Short films : Attic & Blackwood

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Diana Costantini : ABC made - 25 years in broadcast design & improving as a creative director

    Diana Costantini : ABC made - 25 years in broadcast design & improving as a creative director

    Diana Costantini is a multi-award winning Creative Director with a diverse history in broadcast design, branding, promotions and marketing. Diana travelled the world working for various media organisations before founding her own design and branding agency, Tactic Creative, based in Sydney Australia. Tactic operated for 12 years and during that time, the creative team were successful in winning pitches all over the world. Diana has personally been Creative Director across 30+ TV channel branding projects and is currently head of the in-house creative agency, ABC MADE, at the Australian public broadcaster. With a team of 55+ mixed-discipline creatives, MADE look after the concept and creation of marketing and branding for all ABC content, brands and platforms (TV, Radio and Digital).

    Topics Discussed
    - Advice to motion designer’s and animators
    - What TV & books inspired you
    - Becoming a creative director
    - XYZ Entertainment : Creating TV Channel Brands
    - Early career & Working in New York
    - Failures in your career & hard things you had to learn
    - Starting your own design agency Tactic Creative.
    - Winning work and pitching
    - 12 years of Tactic Creative & closing Tactic
    - Creative Direction of brands and projects at the ABC
    - What makes a good creative director
    - Working with stake holders
    - Selling your ideas
    - ABC Kids Brand development

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Travis Hogg : Airbag - Winning work from ad agencies, Directing VFX TVC's & creating top treatments

    Travis Hogg : Airbag - Winning work from ad agencies, Directing VFX TVC's & creating top treatments

    Travis is the owner and senior director at the award-winning Airbag productions, which he established with his partner over 16 years ago. He focuses on photo-real VFX which allows him to transform any 'out-there' idea into something visually amazing. Travis has a decorated past, winning many Awards. He began as a commercial photographer in London, moving through a landscape of still work, live action, and visual effects, to arrive where he is today at AIRBAG. His work is - all at once - technical, beautiful, subtle and bold. www.airbag.co

    Topics Discussed
    - Advice for Director’s & VFX Artist’s on the best way to progress your career
    - Early career - Starting out in the UK & working with Nick
    - Challenges & failures
    - Moving into Richmond & bringing on partners
    - Running your own production Company
    - Studio Pipeline & Being on the Tools
    - Importance of awards
    - Directing skills & supervising style
    - Treatments and Pitching
    - Directing TVC’s with visual effects
    - VFX post production
    - Passion Projects
    - The future

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Kelly Lynagh : 12field - Advice for first-time directors & Becoming a leader in design & animation

    Kelly Lynagh : 12field - Advice for first-time directors & Becoming a leader in design & animation

    Topics Discussed
    - Advice for animators & designers
    - Best way to progress your career
    - Early career - Melbourne & Perth
    - The New Adventures of Ocean Girl & QUADS
    - Bigkidz : Building an animation studio
    - Merging animation studios
    - 12field animation studio work & culture
    - Pipeline and studio development
    - Collaboration with Media world
    - Being a first time director
    - Exploring directing The Flaming’ Thongs
    - Directing skills & supervising style
    - Narrative and story
    - Sustainability of the industry
    - Narrative and Story
    - Quality & Failures
    - Having kids
    - Sustainability of the industry ?
    - The Future

    Kelly is a director, animator and producer with over 20 years experience in animation. She has worked on a variety of high quality Australian and international TV series. She co-founded the animation studio Bigkidz Entertainment in 2001, working variously as a director, editor, animator, production manager and background designer on television series and pilots, TVC’s and award-winning short animated films. Kelly has a degree in Visual Arts in Animation and has lectured at a tertiary level in Story Structure and Project Management. Currently Kelly is a director and co-owner of 12field Animation studio. www.12field.com.au

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Luke Hetherington : ILM - Becoming a leader in VFX or Animation & Creating ILM Sydney

    Luke Hetherington : ILM - Becoming a leader in VFX or Animation & Creating ILM Sydney

    Topics Discussed
    - Lukes story & career path
    - Early career - TVC’s, broadcast design & Farscape TV series
    - How did Happy Feet change Animal Logic
    - Becoming a supervisor, challenges, promoting artist’s & advice
    - Leadership, challenges learnings & tips
    - Outward facing as a executive producer & pitching process
    - Projects : most successful and satisfying
    - ILM Transition - internal training - software & pipeline
    - Work life Balance
    - About ILM Sydney
    - Inspiration & the Future

    Luke Hetherington is the Executive in Charge of ILM’s Singapore studio and responsible for all films in production at the studio as well as overseeing all studio operations, marketing, and bidding on future projects. In July 2019, his role expanded to include the buildout and oversight of ILM’s Sydney studio. Hetherington’s experience in building high functioning teams plays a critical role in his work at the studio.

    Prior to joining ILM, Hetherington had 20 years of experience in the animation and visual effects industry. He spent the 17 years at Animal Logic in Australia where he helped lead the company through a period of outstanding growth in roles including Head of Film VFX, Executive Producer, Head of Production, and Head of CG. His credits include: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Avengers Infinity War, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Happy Feet and the sci-fi TV series, Farscape. www.ilm.com

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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