Articles and Interviews

A Conversation with Mate Steinforth

April 18, 2012 Go!

SXSW 2012: Animated Shorts

April 10, 2012 Go!

Motionographer’s Role in the Industry (Right Now)

April 6, 2012 Go!

Paying To Work For Free

April 2, 2012 Go!

SXSW 2012: Music Videos

March 29, 2012 Go!

John Kassab: “Childhood of a Circle”, et al.

March 28, 2012 Go!

Buck: Good Books “Metamorphosis”

March 26, 2012 Go!

SXSW 2012: Film Title Design Awards

March 23, 2012 Go!


March 22, 2012 Go!

Coca-Cola “Spirit of the Euro”

March 20, 2012 Go!

Psyop heads back to the MiO Watering Hole with “Nose Job”

March 16, 2012 Go!

FITC Amsterdam 2012 opening titles

February 29, 2012 Go!

Amsterdam DNA revisited

February 29, 2012 Go!

Work/Life: Kids — The Results

February 27, 2012 Go!

Adrian Dexter: Vaesen

February 23, 2012 Go!

Hush for Marsh

January 28, 2012 Go!

Bill Maher’s ‘Irritable Bowl Syndrome’ by Fraser Davidson

January 26, 2012 Go!

Blur Talks: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Titles

January 16, 2012 Go!

Big Lazy Robot on the Keloid trailer

December 14, 2011 Go!

Work/Life: Royale attempts the impossible

December 12, 2011 Go!

Prologue: X Men

December 12, 2011 Go!

Psyop for FedEx: The Making of “Enchanted Forest”

December 6, 2011 Go!

Recap: Pause Fest 2011

November 20, 2011 Go!

Kristoffer Borgli and the symbolism of stuffed animals

November 12, 2011 Go!

2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival: Student Films

November 4, 2011 Go!

AICP Southwest 2011 Sponsor Reel

November 1, 2011 Go!

Work/Life: PandaPanther on parenting, work and creating amazing spit

October 26, 2011 Go!

Passion Pictures: Red Bull Music Academy World Tour

October 24, 2011 Go!

Motion Plus Design: “What is Motion Design?”

October 20, 2011 Go!

Interview with Kijek/Adamski: We Cut Corners ‘Pirate’s Life’

October 19, 2011 Go!

Work/Life: Kids

October 18, 2011 Go!

Interview with James Curran: ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Unofficial Title Sequence

October 17, 2011 Go!

Work/Life: The 40 Hour Work Week

October 12, 2011 Go!

Siggraph 2011: Damian Nenow “Paths of Hate”‘ Interview

October 7, 2011 Go!

Work/Life: From the Comments

October 3, 2011 Go!

Work/Life: A Conversation with Ash Thorp

September 22, 2011 Go!

Psyop: Norton “Stuff Anthem”

September 12, 2011 Go!

Scott Benson: Rendezvous “The Murf” Interview

September 7, 2011 Go!

Bronte: by Ari and Jason for Gotye

September 1, 2011 Go!

Black Swan meets Sesame Street

August 12, 2011 Go!

Siggraph 2011: Technical Papers Fast Forward

August 9, 2011 Go!

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

August 8, 2011 Go!

Making “Amnesty International: 50 Years”

June 21, 2011 Go!

Doc2Dock “Save Our Supplies” Process

June 27, 2011 Go!

TRON Legacy In-Depth with David Lewandowski

June 6, 2011 Go!

[Review] New York in Motion

May 31, 2011 Go!

Mirada: 3 Dreams of Black Interview

May 21, 2011 Go!


May 20, 2011 Go!

David Prosser: Matter Fisher

May 16, 2011 Go!

Ned Wenlock: “Apache” for Danger Beach

April 29, 2011 Go!

Psyop: Fage “Plain”

April 27, 2011 Go!

Matthias Hoegg: Thursday

March 30, 2011 Go!

Mauro Carraro, Raphael Calamote, & Jeremy Pasquet: Matatoro

March 9, 2011 Go!

Lucas Zanotto for TUI

March 6, 2011 Go!

Fx & Mat: Coke “Siege”

February 18, 2011 Go!

Tronic + Brandfirst: Yahoo! Trail of Tiles

January 26, 2011 Go!

Full Coverage: Talking Tron with Digital Domain

January 24, 2011 Go!

The Lost Thing: Interview With Shaun Tan

January 19, 2011 Go!

PES: The Deep

January 12, 2011 Go!

Shape Shifter

January 7, 2011 Go!

In-Depth: Comedy Central Re-Brand

January 5, 2011 Go!

NOMINT: “The Holy Chicken of Life & Music”

December 22, 2010 Go!

The Epic Doc Interview

December 21, 2010 Go!

Nicholas Weigel of LAIKA/house Chats About Toys R Us

December 19, 2010 Go!

Clemens Habicht – UKTV “Watch When Things Come Together”

November 9, 2010 Go!

Jonny Kofoed, PAMS Q&A

August 17, 2010 Go!

Bill Sneed for Outside Royalty

July 26, 2010 Go!

Mill NY: OFFF Opening Titles

June 29, 2010 Go!

ITFS Zoopraxiscope by Johannes Schiehsl

June 22, 2010 Go!

MAKE: PSISF Opener – Q&A With Andrew Chesworth

June 22, 2010 Go!

Baby I’m Yours Q&A

June 21, 2010 Go!

Prologue for Robin Hood

June 7, 2010 Go!

Astra Q&A

June 2, 2010 Go!

Prologue: Iron Man 2

May 25, 2010 Go!

GEL 2010 T&F Q&A

May 14, 2010 Go!

Maxim Zhestkov “RECURSION”

May 13, 2010 Go!

Director Profile: Frankie de Leonardis

May 13, 2010 Go!

NFL on Fox Sports Redesign by Michael Cina Q&A

May 6, 2010 Go!

Jungeun Kim: Interview

May 3, 2010 Go!

Buck: Sherwin Breakdown

April 27, 2010 Go!

Seagulls Fly “Adobe CS5 – Production Premium”

April 19, 2010 Go!

Not To Scale: “Bubbles”

April 13, 2010 Go!


April 12, 2010 Go!

Smithson v. Oeffinger Layer Tennis Recap Q&A

March 31, 2010 Go!

Rebranding by Scott Benson Q&A

March 30, 2010 Go!

Gabe Askew’s Ten By Ten Q&A

March 30, 2010 Go!

VFX Online Town Hall Session One: LiveBlog

March 29, 2010 Go!

Johnny Kelly and Matthew Cooper Q&A

March 26, 2010 Go!

Rise and Fall Q&A

March 24, 2010 Go!

Kitteh Kitteh!!

March 23, 2010 Go!

Max Hattler’s 1923 & 1925: Q&A

March 16, 2010 Go!

Superfad: Sony “Eye Candy”

March 11, 2010 Go!

Blind’s Heart of Stone

March 5, 2010 Go!

Modern Rebel: Alberto Mielgo &

February 24, 2010 Go!

Google Voice Q&A with JR Canest and Kasey Lum

February 20, 2010 Go!

Fairness For Visual Effects Artists: Q&A

February 14, 2010 Go!

Coalition of the Willing Goes Live

February 4, 2010 Go!

LAIKA: Tostitos “The Amazing Flamenco Chef”

February 3, 2010 Go!

Slamdance “Sweet 16″

February 2, 2010 Go!

The Games We Play Q&A

January 13, 2010 Go!

Impactist: Nerdmask and Open Your Face and Make Words Q&A

December 17, 2009 Go!

EP Banter: Talent, Trends & Technique

December 15, 2009 Go!

Review: Gangpol & Mit “Faits Divers

November 20, 2009 Go!

My God, It’s Full of Stars Q&A

November 12, 2009 Go!

By and By Q&A

November 11, 2009 Go!

I AM interview

November 5, 2009 Go!

WeWereMonkeys: Making Of “It’s Okay”

November 4, 2009 WeWereMonkeys explains the entire process, from concept to delivery, behind their music video for Land of Talk’s “It’s Okay.” Go!

HunterGatherer’s Signature Series for Fuel

November 2, 2009 Go!

Garson Yu on Cirque du Freak Titles

October 28, 2009 Garson Yu sheds light on the creative process behind the creation of the main title sequence for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. Go!

Halogen: Branding a Network from the Ground Up

October 23, 2009 Go!

The Animated Life & Work of Jeff Scher

October 16, 2009 Go!

Onesize: Playground Titles

October 14, 2009 Go!

Going Deeper: Modest Mouse “Whale Song”

October 13, 2009 Go!

Prologue: MTV Video Music Awards 2009

October 2, 2009 Go!

Twenty120 Interview

August 24, 2009 Go!

Alex Roman: TheThird&TheSeventh

August 16, 2009 Go!

Capacity: “Upgrade + Mobilize” Q&A

August 11, 2009 Go!

Shynola and “Strawberry Swing”

August 4, 2009 Motionographer’s Lilian Darmano and James Wignall go deep with Shynola’s Chris Harding about the process behind Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing” music video and touch on Shynola’s development over the years. Go!

Fernet Branca: An Interview With Laurent Barthelemy

July 31, 2009 Go!

AICP Digital: Going Deeper

July 31, 2009 Go!

Blood Trail Interview

June 30, 2009 Motionographer’s Lauren Indovina goes deep with Nathan Love about their ultra-violent masterpiece, “Blood Trail.” Go!

Nathan Love’s Suicidal Cabbage

June 19, 2009 Go!

Imaginary Forces Creates Machine Vision for Terminator Salvation

June 18, 2009 Go!

Pelayo “CSI”

June 11, 2009 Go!

Interview with $9.99’s Tatia Rosenthal

June 3, 2009 Motionographer’s Matt Lambert chats with director Tatia Rosenthal about her feature length stop-motion debut, $9.99. Go!

Going Deeper into “Sea Orchestra”

August 22, 2008 Go!

Encoding Video for the Web with QuickTime Pro

Darwin Dion Ignacio shares some tips on compressing video using the H.264 codec and QuickTime Pro. Go!

Chatting with The Action Cats

GSP’s in-house motion design team chats with Motionographer’s Justin Cone about working in an agency and creating inspiring work.Go!

Interview: Garson Yu of yU+co

Garson Yu tells us about the genesis of yU+co and shares his insight on the business of movie title design. Go!

Shilo: Winning the War

Jon Saunders interviews Andre Stringer and Jose Gomez of Shilo about their company’s beginnings and its future.Go!

Interview: Troika Design Group for MHD

Justin Cone interviews Troika Design Group about their ambitious rebrand of MHD.Go!

Interview: 72andSunny and Fulltank

Jon Saunders interviews agency 72andSunny and Fulltank Studios about “Dogfight,” a hybrid animation project for the Zune Arts Films series.Go!

An Interview with Quayola

Babe Elliott Baker interviews Italian based graphic design/DJ/multimedia artist extraordinaire, Quayola.Go!

An Interview with nailgun*

We chat with Michael Waldron and Erik van der Wilden, co-founders of NYC-based nailgun* to get an in-depth look at some of their projects and learn how their brains work.Go!

Not to Scale Brings the Volvo Vox Popular to Life

Volvo’s new C30 isn’t for everyone. What happens when an ad agency and a team of clever directors embrace this fact instead of brushing it under the rug? Go!

Perception: More Than Meets the Eye

Jeremy Lasky and Danny Gonzalez of Perception share the creative process behind a series of promos they created for ESPN’s coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs. Go!

Interview: Lobo Does Dupont

Mateus de Paula Santos, Creative Director at Lobo, answered some questions about the creative process behind his studio’s amazing work for Dupont Go!

Interview: Freestyle Collective on Trends

We chatted with Freestyle Collective about the good, the bad and the ugly sides of trends in motion graphics. Go!

Inside SIGGRAPH 2006

John Jenkins gives us a look inside SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston. Go!

Interview: LAMBO Brings the RAD

Justin Harder of LAMBO tells us all about being a STILLIONaire, building PSYCOVEs, and of course, bringing the RAD. Go!

Interview: Kylie Matulick and Todd Mueller of Psyop

Motionographer interviews two of the great creative forces behind Psyop’s “Happiness Factory” spot. Go!

Promax/BDA From the Inside Out

Justin’s perspective on the 2006 Promax/BDA conference in New York City, where he presented a panel with Brett Ashy of The Ashy Agency. Go!

About the author

Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.