Saturday, 14 May 2011


Motion graphics

Motion graphics are graphics that use video and/or animation technology to create the illusion of motion or a transforming appearance. These motion graphics are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects.

“Moving image typography”  - Will Hill

Motion graphics bring dynamics and life into lifeless graphics. Traditional animation and special effects techniques are used to achieve a simple yet effective outcome. An example of this can be seen in the opening sequence of Juno, where the designer has used was hand-made motion graphics.
juno title sequence

Another example of motion graphics is the catch me if you can title sequence

Through some research of motion graphics I came across a stormy electrical type that caught my eye.

The task in the lecture was to get in to groups and answer the following questions:

Who’s jack?
Why is he travelling?
What does he do with historical figures?
How is the show educational?

My group and I came up with a child called Brainiac Jack who was an alien that has a thirst for historical knowledge of planet earth. As he sleeps at night instead of dreaming he time travels through history and meets historical figures such as Henry the 8th. The idea behind Brainiac Jack is so that it can be used in a class as a fun learning tool and to get children excited by history and try and convince them to copy the alien and to crave historic knowledge in the same way as he does.

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