motion 2015

June 12-14, 2015 • Santa Fe • NM

EVERYONE
HAS A STORY TO TELL

You’ve seen their work. But have you ever heard their stories? Captivating stories. Stories that inspire. Stories that make you look at your art in a different light. These are the stories you’ll hear at motion.

Imagination – it’s the theme of motion 2015. Designer/Director Karin Fong (Imaginary Forces founding member | Wonderland Sound & Vision partner) takes us back to an earlier time as she tells her story, Imagination: Brought to You by the Letter ‘i’. And then there’s Designer/Director Greg Herman. You’ve seen his VFX work in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man. In his story, Circles, he reveals what fuels his creativity.

Their stories go beyond imagination. Many of you know Mark Coleran for his visionary FUI design for movies like The Bourne Ultimatum or Mission Impossible 3. But have you heard the stories from deep inside his brain? You’ll be fascinated as he shares The Origin of Ideas.

And you’ll see plenty of project breakdowns. Like the cutting-edge cinematics Creative Director Paul Mitchell (The Mill | Mill+) produced for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Or this year’s incredible show open created by Creative Director Guilherme Marcondes and his partners at the internationally acclaimed Brazilian design studio LOBO – the motion 2015 featured studio.

Then there’s the movies. Thursday evening you’re invited to a special showing of Harmontown at the Violet Crown Cinema – a swanky new addition to the hip Santa Fe Railyard district. Afterwards, Director Neil Berkeley shares the stories behind the film. A Thousand Rooms –  a unique collaboration between Brian Bowman (Trollbäck+Company) and Greg Walters, lead singer of the New York synth-pop band Tiny Victories – premieres at motion 2015. And finally, the Santa Fe premiere of Last Hit – a dramatic short film written, directed, and edited by Gregory Herman.  Hear the stories behind each film and explore techniques used in making them.

From Ben Radatz (MK12) and Michael Waldron (TV Land) to Nate Robinson (Ntropic) and Chris Do (Blind). Everyone has a story to tell.

This three+ day conference brings together motion designers, filmmakers, animators, VFX artists, writers, directors, editors, composers, graphic designers, musicians, new media artists, storytellers – people who strive to be on the forefront of innovation.

Trust us. The creative energy and inspiration you’ll experience after spending three+ days engaged in the company of creatives, will be more invigorating than anything you’ve ever experienced.

You’ll have a story to tell.

Our Speakers

*due to the nature of our industry, speaker line-up is subject to change
view all past motion speakers »

PARTIES NETWORKING FILMS CURRENTS FACEOFF

Santa Fe

The City Different

Far from the congested streets of big cities, Santa Fe’s big sky, dry climate and breathtaking landscape has been a magnet for artists, writers, musicians, movie stars and other cinema elite for decades. It ranks third – just behind Los Angeles and San Francisco – in artists per capita. Santa Fe draws a unique parallel to motion: an extraordinary high concentration of creatives in a uniquely intimate community. There’s no better place to celebrate creativity than “the city different“.

Located 7200 feet above sea level at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you’ll enjoy the same blue skies and crystalline quality of light that inspired the 20th Century American painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. With highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy this unique creative atmosphere. Be sure to take a look at our FAQs when making travel plans!

MOTION VENUE

Palace of the Governors
NM History Museum Auditorium
113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Packages

CELEBRATE

Ready to celebrate? This package includes 4-nights at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa – a 4-Diamond luxury hotel conveniently located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. You’ll be within walking distance to The Palace of the Governors NM History Museum Auditorium where motion 2015 takes place.

  • motion
    3+ Days of motion
  • CURRENTS
    New Media Festival
  • FACEOFF
    The After Effects Challenge
  • Eldorado Hotel & Spa
    up to 4-nights at Eldorado Hotel Santa Fe
  • motion Kickoff Party
    with CURRENTS at the Railyards
  • motion After Party
    location and details coming soon…
  • Apple Watch
    with mp3 recordings of motion 2015 talks
  • TOTAL
    $1950*

INDULGE

Time to indulge! This package includes 4-nights at Santa Fe’s exquisite boutique hotel, Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe. This hotel is conveniently located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza – across the street from The Palace of the Governors NM History Museum Auditorium where motion 2015 takes place.

  • motion
    3+ Days of motion
  • CURRENTS
    New Media Festival
  • FACEOFF
    The After Effects Challenge
  • Hotel Chimayo
    up to 4-nights at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
  • motion Kickoff Party
    with CURRENTS at the Railyards
  • motion After Party
    location and details coming soon…
  • iPod Touch
    with mp3 recordings of motion 2015 talks
  • TOTAL
    $1650*

ENJOY

Enjoy your stay – and save money while you’re at it! This package includes 4-nights at The Lodge at Santa Fe – a unique setting on a Santa Fe hilltop overlooking the mountains. This hotel is located 5-minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza – where motion 2015 takes place. Hotel shuttle available.

  • motion
    3+ Days of motion
  • CURRENTS
    New Media Festival
  • FACEOFF
    The After Effects Challenge
  • The Lodge
    up to 4-nights at The Lodge at Santa Fe
  • motion Kickoff Party
    with CURRENTS at the Railyards
  • motion After Party
    location and details coming soon…
  • iPod Shuffle
    with mp3 recordings of motion 2015 talks
  • TOTAL
    $1250*

A LA CARTE: motion 2015 pass

If you prefer, you can order à la carte!

  • motion 2015 pass
    3+ Days of motion, CURRENTS New Media Festival, FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge, motion Kickoff Party & After Party, and mp3 recordings of motion 2015 talks
  • motion 2015 Fellowship
    3+ Days of motion, CURRENTS New Media Festival, and FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge. Apply to be a motion fellow.
  • motion 2015 Volunteer
    Want to experience motion up front and personal? Be part of the motion team…apply to be a volunteer.

*does not include hotel tax, meals or incidentals. Parking is not included at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa.

CURRENTS

The International New Media Festival

Each night, motion attendees will have the opportunity to experience CURRENTS – The International New Media Festival. It all starts with the opening kickoff event at The Railyard where you and 1500 others will be immersed in creative stimulation. From descriptive multimedia performances like Soft Revolvers, and innovative interactive experiences like Walking the Years or Space Palette where you create music and light paint simply by moving your hands – to PETAR, where you’ll have the opportunity to adopt your own robot – it’s a night you’ll never forget.

Throughout motion, you’ll enjoy cutting edge installations from world class artists from the around the globe at El Museo. From Inner Space Artifacts, by Ben Ridgway to one of our favorites – A Thousand Rooms – by motion speaker Brian Bowman – Creative Director at Trollbäck + Company!

motion + CURRENTS :: making for a unique multi-day creative experience like none other!

WHY motion?

Our mission

To explore innovative ideas, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before!

Now in it’s 9th year, motion is one of North America’s leading innovative and uniquely intimate events for creatives.

From Thursday night until late Sunday evening, reTreat yourself to thought-provoking ideas, inspiring project breakdowns, extraordinary conversations, and a fresh perspective on creativity – all set in Santa Fe – a city rich in creativity, art and culture.

From artists’ talks and intriguing interviews, to real-world project breakdowns and interactive audience discussions, motion approaches creativity like none other. Exciting one-of-a-kind events like FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge – where three artists go face-to-face to design a motion graphics project live on stage in just 60 minutes, to The Exquisite Corpse Project led by TV Land Creative Director Michael Waldron – prove that individual and collective creativity has no bounds.

Be sure to check out the video – it’s a great way to get an idea of what you can expect at motion 2015. Then, get ready to relax and rejuvenate – while you // feed your creative brain //.

motion is designed for creatives, by creatives!

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Reserve Your Place…reTREAT Yourself!

Creatives like to have choices. We’ve got 3 different ways you can book your reservations for motion – the choice is yours!

1. BOOK ONLINE

Pick a Retreat Package & Customize

It’s easy to book online! Simply choose your retreat package and customize it to perfection. Want to upgrade your iDevice? Or perhaps add an extra a hotel night so you can come a day early and explore? It’s simple!

2. BY PHONE

Get your Tickets by Phone

Prefer to make your motion 2015 retreat reservation via phone?
Give us a call! You can contact us between 10am and 6pm Monday-Friday.
Our phone number is (505) 398-3366.

3. THE PERSONAL TOUCH

Simple: Select a seat & book now

We’ll call to discuss retreat package options and get your credit card information. Nothing like ‘the personal touch’!

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Mark your calendar: Thursday, June 11 @ 7pm
through Sunday, June 14 @ 8pm