1 hr 8 min

Pro Video Podcast 41: Ryan Summers - Character Animation, Motion Design, Visual Effects, Studios, Freelancing, Networking, Finding Your Voice, After Effects and Cinema 4D Pro Video Podcast

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Ryan Summers - Character Animation, Motion Design, Visual Effects, Studios, Freelancing, Networking, Finding Your Voice, After Effects and Cinema 4D. As motion design matures, Ryan discusses with host Blair Walker how we are in a unique position to create products ourselves, rather than for clients.



**Pro Video Picks:**



[Animatic.io](https://animatic.io/) - create hand-drawn animations on iOS and Android



[Video Copilot Saber](http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/saber_plug-in/) - Use as a stroke with taper instead of trapcode stroke.



[School of Motion](https://www.schoolofmotion.com/tutorials/free-tapered-stroke-after-effects/) - A free tapered stroke preset available when you sign up for the free areas of their site.



**Following online:**



[Ice Cream Hater](http://icecreamhater.com/)



[Aaron Covrett - Twitter](https://twitter.com/AaronCovrett/status/893896511251251201)



**Inspirational Videos:**



[“Klaus” by Sergio Pablos](http://www.cartoonbrew.com/interviews/sergio-pablos-talks-about-his-stunning-hand-drawn-project-klaus-exclusive-113621.html)



[“Lynx and Birds” by Blue Zoos](http://lesterbanks.com/2017/12/blue-zoos-lynx-birds/)



**Where you can follow Ryan online:**



[Ryan Summers - Twitter](https://twitter.com/Oddernod?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)



**Pro Video Podcast Online:**



[Blair Walker - Twitter](https://twitter.com/blairwalker)



[Pro Video Podcast - Slack](http://www.provideopodcast.com/slack)



[Pro Video Podcast - Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/provideopodcast/)



[Pro Video Podcast - Twitter](https://twitter.com/provideopodcast)



[Pro Video Podcast - Website](http://worldpodcasts.com/pro-video-podcast/)



**Show Notes:**



_Compiled by_ [Matt Lloyd](https://twitter.com/printomattic)



1:06 - Ryan’s background



3:30 - [Digital Kitchen](http://thisisdk.com/) (DK) a “creative design company” designing spaces and places



3:45 - Motion design has diversified onto all kinds of “canvasses”, far beyond broadcast media.



4:55 - Brett Morris with [Ranger and Fox](https://www.rangerandfox.tv/) is an example of someone proving that a small company (two staff and some freelancers) can now compete directly with the likes of DK. The skillset and tools of the individual motion designer have kept pace with the explosion of new canvasses onto which motion can be applied. New “canvasses” for motion design: AR, VR, MR, realtime gaming...



5:30 - As motion designers, we get to use every aspect of creativity: sound, location, environment, projection mapping



6:00 - Audio as an essential ingredient of motion/experience design



8:47 - Capture room tone sound during production of any video that has audio as a component.



9:21 - Create a spotify playlist to inspire/influence you and your team when working



10:44 - [Pixel density](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_density) as a design consideration for giant screens



11:25 - Tuning the direction in which LEDs point



13:35 - Discussion of the [@oddernod](https://twitter.com/Oddernod?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) avatar, [Big Van Vader](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Van_Vader)



14:20 - Discussion of the opportunities afforded by the era of social media, and how such connections can lead to real life relationships: working and friendship. Ryan: “I’ll take the good with the bad to be able to have those opportunities ”



16:00 - [Node Fest](http://www.nodefest.com.au/) and Brett Morris



17:00 - In the last ten years the motion community has exploded. “It’s a full time job just keeping up with the community!”



18:30 - Ryan: “I always encourage graduates to network:” There are too many people graduating with no “workplace skills”



19:35 - Ryan: “After graduation

Ryan Summers - Character Animation, Motion Design, Visual Effects, Studios, Freelancing, Networking, Finding Your Voice, After Effects and Cinema 4D. As motion design matures, Ryan discusses with host Blair Walker how we are in a unique position to create products ourselves, rather than for clients.



**Pro Video Picks:**



[Animatic.io](https://animatic.io/) - create hand-drawn animations on iOS and Android



[Video Copilot Saber](http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/saber_plug-in/) - Use as a stroke with taper instead of trapcode stroke.



[School of Motion](https://www.schoolofmotion.com/tutorials/free-tapered-stroke-after-effects/) - A free tapered stroke preset available when you sign up for the free areas of their site.



**Following online:**



[Ice Cream Hater](http://icecreamhater.com/)



[Aaron Covrett - Twitter](https://twitter.com/AaronCovrett/status/893896511251251201)



**Inspirational Videos:**



[“Klaus” by Sergio Pablos](http://www.cartoonbrew.com/interviews/sergio-pablos-talks-about-his-stunning-hand-drawn-project-klaus-exclusive-113621.html)



[“Lynx and Birds” by Blue Zoos](http://lesterbanks.com/2017/12/blue-zoos-lynx-birds/)



**Where you can follow Ryan online:**



[Ryan Summers - Twitter](https://twitter.com/Oddernod?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)



**Pro Video Podcast Online:**



[Blair Walker - Twitter](https://twitter.com/blairwalker)



[Pro Video Podcast - Slack](http://www.provideopodcast.com/slack)



[Pro Video Podcast - Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/provideopodcast/)



[Pro Video Podcast - Twitter](https://twitter.com/provideopodcast)



[Pro Video Podcast - Website](http://worldpodcasts.com/pro-video-podcast/)



**Show Notes:**



_Compiled by_ [Matt Lloyd](https://twitter.com/printomattic)



1:06 - Ryan’s background



3:30 - [Digital Kitchen](http://thisisdk.com/) (DK) a “creative design company” designing spaces and places



3:45 - Motion design has diversified onto all kinds of “canvasses”, far beyond broadcast media.



4:55 - Brett Morris with [Ranger and Fox](https://www.rangerandfox.tv/) is an example of someone proving that a small company (two staff and some freelancers) can now compete directly with the likes of DK. The skillset and tools of the individual motion designer have kept pace with the explosion of new canvasses onto which motion can be applied. New “canvasses” for motion design: AR, VR, MR, realtime gaming...



5:30 - As motion designers, we get to use every aspect of creativity: sound, location, environment, projection mapping



6:00 - Audio as an essential ingredient of motion/experience design



8:47 - Capture room tone sound during production of any video that has audio as a component.



9:21 - Create a spotify playlist to inspire/influence you and your team when working



10:44 - [Pixel density](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_density) as a design consideration for giant screens



11:25 - Tuning the direction in which LEDs point



13:35 - Discussion of the [@oddernod](https://twitter.com/Oddernod?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) avatar, [Big Van Vader](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Van_Vader)



14:20 - Discussion of the opportunities afforded by the era of social media, and how such connections can lead to real life relationships: working and friendship. Ryan: “I’ll take the good with the bad to be able to have those opportunities ”



16:00 - [Node Fest](http://www.nodefest.com.au/) and Brett Morris



17:00 - In the last ten years the motion community has exploded. “It’s a full time job just keeping up with the community!”



18:30 - Ryan: “I always encourage graduates to network:” There are too many people graduating with no “workplace skills”



19:35 - Ryan: “After graduation

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