IdN Video v19n6: Pattern/Symmetry – Symmetry and Pattern-making

IdN Video v19n6: Pattern/Symmetry – Symmetry and Pattern-making

Probably our best Motion Gallery so far! The appeal of symmetry and pattern-making is spilling over into the world of motion graphics. No fewer than 27 leading practitioners demonstrate what this dimension can add to their work in this inspirational DVD. Curtain up!

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn – Motion with the hand-drawn

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn – Motion with the hand-drawn

More and more motion-makers are having recourse to this most basic form of art to bring a certain special "something" to their movies. This time-consuming technique has now been done away with by digital technology. But traditional drawing ability still plays a vital role in computer animation. Here are 23 beautifully executed examples from 21 of the world's most talented exponents of combining traditional techniques with digital means.

IdN Video v19n4: Collage – Much more than just patchwork

IdN Video v19n4: Collage – Much more than just patchwork

Ever since Braque and Picasso experimented with this centuries-old technique at the start of the 20th century, it has played a leading role in modern visual communication, becoming especially prevalent in recent years in cinematography or motion art. New elements and new methods of mixing them together have made for some exciting new developments. In this DVD, we bring you 31 such radical departures from 25 talented motion directors – all of which will pin you back in your seat with a mixture of astonishment and admiration.

IdN Video v19n3: Editing – The Perfect Cut

IdN Video v19n3: Editing – The Perfect Cut

In the making of movies, small or large, the editing process is crucial. The "delete" button may have replaced a pair of scissors, but in today's post-production world, versatility is all-important. Discover the secrets of mixing and matching on a minuscule budget, of making the mundane appear quite marvelous. Of keeping the action rolling in smooth sequences while the background is constantly changing. Of employing all the technical wizardry now available. We present 31 mind-blowing videos created by 23 motion units that have got the art of editing down to perfection. Let their expertise inspire you!

IdN Video v19n2: Pause Fest – Now pause for Pause Fest

IdN Video v19n2: Pause Fest – Now pause for Pause Fest

An exclusive peek behind the curtains at Melbourne's first major digital festival – seven event-filled days. Featuring 42 motion clips from top-of-the-class artists, some of whose works were exclusive to this show.

IdN Video v19n1: High-End TVC – TLC is key to a good TVC

IdN Video v19n1: High-End TVC – TLC is key to a good TVC

The amount of time, effort and money poured into a 30-60-second TV commercial these days can equivalate to that of a medium-budget feature film. Yet as the means of reaching a target market change with the proliferation of new communications technology, the reliance on big-money, big-star advertising could soon become a thing of the past — which is good news for innovative producers with compelling ideas, however niche. We have come up with a block-busting 50-plus examples of what their creators think is good TVC in the hope that you will be as inspired as they were.

IdN Video v18n6: Best of 2011 – Annual review of the "Best of the Best"

IdN Video v18n6: Best of 2011 – Annual review of the "Best of the Best"

As a farewell to 2011, we have selected 32 brilliant videos from the last five issues of Motion Gallery, which were themed around Network Branding, Projection Mapping, Mixed Media, Infographics and 8Bit Video-Games Technology, as well as from the online channel IdN Onair. This review of the best work to have appeared over the course of a year will become an annual feature.

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit – Vintage games nostalgics

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit – Vintage games nostalgics

The software technology known as 8 Bit was responsible for the rapid spread and unprecedented popularity of video games in the '70s and '80s. Primitive though they were, those games grabbed the imagination of an entire generation. And now that many of them have grown up to become motion designers, they are summoning up their childhood memories to incorporate aspects of them into their latest digital creations, be they music videos, smartphone games or short movies, thus giving a 30-year-old sub-culture a whole new lease of life.

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics – Bringing bald facts to life

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics – Bringing bald facts to life

Motion infographics are to be found everywhere – on the Internet, in TV commercials and programmes, and in educational films. Their basic goal is to help the viewer digest the information presented to them as painlessly, indeed pleasurably, as possible. But how do their designers set about them? How do they absorb all the material they need to understand before deciding how to demonstrate it? And to what extent does the type of data to be illustrated affect the visual outcome? We have selected more than 30 brilliant infographic motion works, movies and animations, to show you how lively and aesthetically pleasing such instructional efforts can be.

IdN Video v18n3: Mixed Media – Why Movie Makers are Mixing it up?

IdN Video v18n3: Mixed Media – Why Movie Makers are Mixing it up?

Film-making is a bit like cake-baking – time and ingredients are critical to the final outcome. Faced with short deadlines and miserly budgets, the trick is to bring various techniques to bear in a bid to make your movie stand out from the crowd. We take a look at the various mix'n'match approaches adopted by some leading exponents of the genre.