“RESfest 2004 Opening” by Motion Theory

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    RESfest 2004 Opening



Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Motion Theory


    RES magazine asked Motion Theory to create the opening trailer for RESfest 2004, a showcase of the year’s best digital films. Teaming with illustrators kozyndan, Motion Theory directed and animated the 90-second opener, which combines motion-control filming with 3D animation in a series of inventive scenes connected into a single camera move. The characters, themes, and animations strike obliquely cultural, political, emotional, and musical chords, but the driving force of the opener is its distinctive and surreal visual style, which compels viewers to constantly scana the dense panorama as it unfolds.


    Maya, Adobe After Effects 6.5, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro HD

Additional Contributors:

    Director: Motion Theory

    Executive Producer: Javier Jimenez

    Producer: Bo Platt, James Taylor


    Animation & Design: Motion Theory