IdN TV v22n2: Animated Type – Typography in Motion

IdN TV v22n2: Animated Type – Typography in Motion

You can run but you can never hide from typography, no matter what design field you are in. How to achieve just the right balance between pulling their informative weight and adding to, rather than distracting from, the animated elements? That is the big challenge for motion-graphic designers, often compounded by making the words themselves move.

IdN TV v22n1: Glitch – Gumming up the works or a glorious accident?

IdN TV v22n1: Glitch – Gumming up the works or a glorious accident?

A glitch, in computer-designer terms, is essentially a technological foul-up, but some creatives find the unintended outcome so visually attractive that they work it into the overall project. A serendipitous discovery, in other words. And thus has been born a whole new sub-genre of the art. We talk to four designers who have mastered the magic of making glitches in their videos work for them – and now they can’t live without them! Here they explain what it is about these happy accidents that make them so compelling.

IdN TV v21n6: OFFF Turns 15 – OFFF 15th Anniversary

IdN TV v21n6: OFFF Turns 15 – OFFF 15th Anniversary

The world-famous OFFF Festival is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary. What treats will they have in store for its loyal fans (20,000 of them at the latest count)? This issue, we revisit all the opening titles from previous events. Plus exclusive interview with founder Héctor Ayuso and long-time OFFF collaborators James White, Julien Vallée and Vasava.

IdN TV v21n5: Time Lapse – Movies and the "Time Machine"

IdN TV v21n5: Time Lapse – Movies and the "Time Machine"

Time can play tricks on our eyes, especially in the world of motion design. Film is usually projected at 24 frames per second (FPS), so playing it at different speeds can create unique visual effects. The deliberate switching of FPS speeds, to produce slow-motion and fast-forward effects, is a technique known as time-lapse and can produce some startling results, giving viewers a whole new angle on the action.

IdN TV v21n4: Motion Branding – Time for branding to "move" with the times

IdN TV v21n4: Motion Branding – Time for branding to "move" with the times

This issue we look at the necessary techniques required for bridging a brand's DNA with the logistics of moving imagery through the eyes of 3 motion-branding experts – as well as 17 specialists who have mastered the language of branding in motion!

IdN TV v21n3: Music Video – Has the Internet killed the MV star?

IdN TV v21n3: Music Video – Has the Internet killed the MV star?

With the huge amount of easily accessible free music sources on the Internet, most experts predict that the demise of the music video is imminent. And yet a sizable number of young directors are still determined to engage with the genre (which has kick-started the careers of many a top feature-film director). Just as video did not kill the radio star, neither has the Internet killed the MV star – yet. Find out what keeps it kicking with four successful MV auteurs.

IdN TV v21n2: Geometric Design – Moving in geometric circles

IdN TV v21n2: Geometric Design – Moving in geometric circles

Geometry has always played an important role in the graphic arts and many of today’s animation movie-makers are attracted by its ability to achieve a unique visual equilibrium. We talked to four leading exponents about why they are so drawn to the grid. And in addition we feature 17 works by 13 motion experts that further demonstrate the advantages of knowing your Euclidian principles!

IdN TV v21n1: Seamless Transition – Going with the flow

IdN TV v21n1: Seamless Transition – Going with the flow

Seamless transition is more than just a technical term in the post-production process of modern motion-capture. It cuts to the heart of contemporary animation and story-telling with special-effects. How to hold a viewer’s interest while segueing as naturally as possible from one scene or one image to the next? Three leading exponents of this art explain the tricks of their trade and what gives their work such fantastic fluidity.

IdN TV v20n6: Stop-motion – Why there is no stopping stop-motion

IdN TV v20n6: Stop-motion – Why there is no stopping stop-motion

This fundamental film-making technique, involving frame-by-frame capture, is clunky and time-consuming compared with today's "magical" CGI procedures. Why, then, do so many contemporary creatives still prefer it? We talk exclusively to three renowned stop-motion experts to find the answer.

IdN TV v20n5: Black and White – Unfading those monochrome memories

IdN TV v20n5: Black and White – Unfading those monochrome memories

With a full-spectrum colour palette now brilliantly available to all, it is felt that restricting oneself in black-and-white must be a kind of masochism and that the outcome is bound to be more boring than a fully realistic approach. Yet many directors still relish the atmospheric effects that only B&W can achieve – and the technical challenges that go along with its use. In these exclusive interviews, three of today’s leading exponents of what might be thought of as a dying art explain the attraction of this apparently limiting technique – and the sense of fulfillment it can bring.