Motion Graphics Archives (12 posts)

A Brief History of Title Design

A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.

This is inspiring stuff if you’re looking for some creative ideas in your next design project. If you like this video then I suggest you head over to Art of the Title for more of the same.

Posted in Motion Graphics and Movies at 11:02 AM

The Art of the Title Sequence

The Art of the Title Sequence is a fabulous site devoted to television and film title sequences.

A lot of films begin with a black screen and generic title sequence and sometimes this is appropriate. Occasionally a film like Thank You For Smoking or Catch Me If You Can comes along with a killer title sequence that captures the essence of a film in a creative and exciting way.

If you’re a creative professional and you need a little inspiration then spend some time watching these title sequences.

Posted in Motion Graphics and Movies at 10:07 PM

Type usage in Pixar titles

Thunder Chunky has an interesting interview with Susan Bradley of Pixar in which she discusses title design for Pixar films and previous projects.

Posted in Design and Motion Graphics at 11:37 PM

What Does Marsellus Wallace Look Like?

What Does Marsellus Wallace Look Like is a brilliant interpretation of a scene from the film Pulp Fiction. Using nothing but text and some great animation you’ll be able to enjoy Sam Jackson yelling at Brett like you’ve never seen before. Turn the speakers down a little if you’re at work.

Posted in Motion Graphics and Movies and Web at 7:46 PM


I just came across Rabbit — an animated short film that is creatively twisted. I’m going back to the to watch it again.

If you’re at all interested in motion graphics then is a great portal to some of the best talent out there.

Posted in Motion Graphics at 11:47 PM

JCB and Renaissance


I just saw the music video for the song ‘JCB’ by Nizlopi. It came out last year and is brilliant because it features the animation work of Monkeehub (Laith Bahrani). His doodle style animation reminded me of Daniel’s Doodles.

While I’m on the topic of animation, check out the HD trailer for Renaissance. It’s similar to Sin City in terms of animation and style and it features the voices of Daniel Craig, Ian Holm and Jonathan Pryce.

Variety describes the film as “A sort of ‘The Third Man’ for the 21st century” which is all I need to know to go and see it. It will be in theatres in September.

Posted in Motion Graphics and Movies at 3:29 PM

Toy Story 2 Requiem

More movie trailer remixing. Toy Story 2 meets Requiem for a Dream. View trailer.

Posted in Motion Graphics and Movies at 9:40 AM

Titles Designed by Saul Bass

I just came across Titles Designed by Saul Bass on (which gets a permanent bookmark in my web browser).

Titles Designed by Saul Bass has an interactive gallery that lets you view the titles Bass designed for a number of films. Great site!

Posted in Motion Graphics at 9:11 PM

Stockstock Film Festival Press Release

The Stockstock Film Festival posted a press release on their website that mentions my involvement with the festival last year. Stockstock approached me a few weeks ago when they were putting a press release together and asked me to make a few comments on what it was like to enter and become a finalist. Below is the beginning of the press release.

(Seattle, WA - July 11, 2004) — Jay Kerr, a 36-year-old graphic designer based in Toronto, Canada, dreams of making documentary films. This summer he’s going to have a chance to produce his own film, thanks to Stockstock, a one-of-a-kind stock film festival held in Seattle, WA. Today, Stockstock announces its open registration for film submissions. Entrants may register to enter work in the festival through August 8, 2005, with final work due on August 22, 2005, at 11:59 p.m.

“Last year, I entered the first film I ever made called ‘I Hung My Head’ and it was selected as one of the finalists,” said Kerr. “It brought me one step closer to my goal of making films. I plan to enter another film in the festival again this year because last year was such a great experience. It is a challenge to be creative and develop an interesting story using the footage supplied.”

You can read the entire press release on their website. It’s interesting that the press release mentions a winner when there were in fact, only finalists.

I haven’t seen any of the other films that were entered until today when I came across Ethan Anderson’s film, Aperture. I love what he did with the footage. It looks like there is a lot of After Effects work which makes his film a lot of fun to watch. Nice work. Take a look at his other videos. I have to find more time to do some work like this.

Posted in Motion Graphics at 12:27 PM

What Barry Says

What Barry Says — incredible motion graphics and 3D work can be seen in this QuickTime video. Enjoy.

Posted in Motion Graphics at 5:24 PM


ihaveanidea describes itslef as advertising’s intellectual archive. There are some great interviews with the creative teams behind the award winning campaigns featured on the site. Or, if you don’t care about the articles and resources for creative professionals, enjoy some of the great ads. Below are a few of my favourites:

Dirty Tackle
MIX 99.9

These video clips require QuickTime

Posted in Motion Graphics at 7:06 PM


COLLIDER is a creative collective from Australia that has done some incredible film work. If you visit their site then click on FILM and take a look at the music video for SIA—Breathe Me. I also liked the short film We Have Decided Not To Die. Nice work.

Posted in Motion Graphics at 4:57 PM