It’s inspiring when you see the work of a friend from University on the big screen at your local cinema. Territory Studio in London worked on creating the User Interface graphics for last years Prometheus by Ridley Scott. The video above was posted earlier in the week to showcase the UI work they put together for use in production. It’s really impressive to see such complex organic graphics used in a high tech way. David Sheldon-Hicks talks through working on the project in an interview with Art of VFX:
“The biggest challenge was technically achieving the node based operating system we had devised. We wanted the computer graphics to use lots of connected lines, almost like cables or tentacles. The movements and shapes of these node lines would be affected by the steady undulating rhythm of tabs, windows and widgets. To create these nodes strands in the way we wanted in After Effects proved to be a little tricky. In-fact, at the time, we couldn’t find a plugin or work-around that would make it work. We had the option of going into 3d which would have worked, but based on our timelines wasn’t practical. In the end a good friend, Carl Fairweather, built us a plugin that gave us the solution. We had lots of Bezier handle controls that we could parent and weight to other objects movements. All our motion designers loved it and he developed it further as we started asking for more features.”
Matt Pyke’s latest work at Universal Everything for Hyundai is absolutely stunning. The Creators Project has done a short documentary about Matt’s work (above), showing how Universal Everything works together as a team and what drives their creativity. It’s a great insight into how they create such beautiful motion graphics work.
These are an amazing set of Motorsport videos produced by an anonymous editor ‘Mattzel89‘. They feature super slow motion shots put together into an evocative video sequence. If you’re a fan of cars and Motorsport they’re a must see.
We have been working closely with Victoria Lambert to develop her new journalism website Under the Scope. Today the website has launched alongside the publication of news articles and videos. The above video is a short introduction of what the website is all about. Work included the development of branding for Under the Scope, video graphics and the design and build of a CMS based website integrated with social media.
“UndertheScope.co.uk combines researched, thoughtful articles and blogs by award-winning health journalist Victoria Lambert with contributions from medics, parliamentarians, psychologists, young journalists and great writers. Tackled with forensic zeal, issues covered range from pure medicine to the health of our society.”