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

The Schedule

// Feed Your Creative Brain //

Thursday June 11

  • Registration :: Networking @ The Violet Crown Cinema
    7:00p
    Get your motion badge – then use it for a 10% discount on food @Violet Crown. Network!
  • Harmontown
    9:00p
    From acclaimed filmmaker Neil Berkeley, Harmontown tells Dan Harmon’s story with unabashed candor – showing his highs, his lows, and everything in-between.
  • A Conversation with Director Neil Berkeley
    10:45p
    Director Neil Berkeley shares the stories behind the film. Ask questions. Engage!

Friday June 12

  • late registration | coffee & Whoo’s
    8:30a
    Coffee and Santa Fe’s famous Whoo’s homemade organic donuts.
  • motion 2015 show open
    9:30a
    Created by the internationally acclaimed Brazilian + NY design studio LOBO!
  • Imagine This
    9:41a
    elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • I Am WonderCat. The Power of Imagination.
    9:51a
    Cecelia Ottenweller :: HexaGroup
  • An Interview with Storyteller Cecelia Ottenweller
    10:13a
    Cecelia Ottenweller | elaine montoya
  • Engage
    10:23a
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Imagination: Brought to you by the letter ‘i’
    10:41a
    Karin Fong :: Wonderland Sound & Vision
  • An Interview with Karin Fong
    11:04a
    Karin Fong :: Wonderland Sound & Vision | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    11:14a
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Lunch Break
    11:30a
    Enjoy one of the many restaurants on the Santa Fe Plaza!
  • Circles: From Captain America to the Straight & Narrow
    1:00p
    Gregory Herman :: Designer / Director
  • An Interview with Gregory Herman
    1:23p
    Gregory Herman :: Designer / Director | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    1:33p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    1:48p
    Stand up. Stretch. Then get ready for more inspiration!
  • Imagination :: Panel
    1:58p
    Karin Fong | Gregory Herman | Cecelia Ottenweller | with elaine montoya
  • Engage
    2:18p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    2:45p
    Take 15! Grab a bottle of water. Then get ready for an amazing segment!
  • Premiere: A Thousand Rooms
    3:00p
    Brian Bowman + Fionna Mariani :: Trollbäck | Greg Walters :: Tiny Victories
  • Breakdown: A Thousand Rooms
    3:11p
    Brian Bowman :: Trollbäck+Company
  • An Interview with Bowman + Waters + Mariani
    3:46p
    Brian Bowman & Fionna Mariani :: Trollbäck | Greg Walters :: Tiny Victories
  • Engage
    3:56p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Dinner Break
    4:15p
    What to eat?  So many choices!

motion@CURRENTS

Opening night at El Museo Cultural and in the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
Installations, Multimedia Performances, Music, Food and Drink

  • Performances in El Museo Cultural

    6p-midnight
  • Soft Revolvers
    Myriam Bleau :: Composer, Digital Artist and Performer
  • De/Rastra
    Kyle Evans :: Sound Designer, Computer Musician, Electronic Instrument Creator, Educator & Performer
  • Not Me, You
    The Product Division :: working collaborative for conceptual artists
    Red Cell & JC Gonzo
  • Ecstatic Computation
    Michael Allison :: Musician, Performance, Computational Creative
  • Outdoor Installations at The Railyard

    6p-midnight
  • Walking the Years
    Christopher Cassidy :: Sculpture, Digital Imaging and Graphic Art
  • Memory + Emergence
    Tim B. Castillo, Levi Romero, Miguel Gandert & Hue Walker
  • Skeletal Music
    Chris Clavio :: Electronic Artist
  • Space Palette
    Tim Thompson :: Software Engineer, Musician, and Installation Artist
  • Projections: Vestments
    Tara Raye Russo :: Artist
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Autonomous Robots: PETAR
    Michael Schippling :: Artist
  • Take part in the Intimate Distance project Hye Young Kim :: Artist

    6-11p
  • Emoji Selfie Photo Booth Nicole Selken :: Designer, Technologist, Theater Maker

    6-11p

Saturday June 13

  • coffee & Whoo’s
    9:00a
    Coffee and Santa Fe’s famous Whoo’s homemade organic donuts.
  • motion 2015 show open
    9:30a
    Work this good must be seen more than once! Shout out to LOBO!
  • Breakdown: motion 2015 show open
    9:35a
    Guilherme Marcondes :: Lobo
  • An Interview with Guilherme Marcondes
    10:08a
    Guilherme Marcondes :: Lobo | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    10:18a
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    10:30a
    More conversation about this year’s show open! Chat amongst yourselves…
  • Breakdown: Call of Duty Ghost Cinematics
    10:40a
    Paul Mitchell :: The Mill | Mill+
  • An Interview with Paul Mitchell
    11:14a
    Paul Mitchell :: The Mill | Mill+ | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    11:24a
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Lunch Break
    11:45a
    What yummy food are you going to try today?
  • TECP2
    1:15p
    Premiere: The Exquisite Corpse Project 2
  • An Interview with Michael Waldron
    1:50p
    Michael Waldron :: TV Land | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    2:00p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    2:10p
    Just enough time for some chair yoga.
  • Breakdown: Midnight Moment in Time Square: Apollo XVIII
    2:20p
    Simon Mowbray :: Ntropic
  • An Interview with Simon Mowbray
    2:54p
    Simon Mowbray :: Ntropic | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    3:04p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    3:15p
    Grab a bottle of water. Chat amongst yourselves…
  • Panel: The Non-Traditional Project
    3:25p
    Michael Waldron | Paul Mitchell | Simon Mowbray | with elaine montoya
  • Engage
    3:44p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Dinner Break
    4:00p
    Checkout the food at the Railyard and snag a good place to watch FACEOFF!

Saturday@THE RAILYARD

Saturday evening at El Museo Cultural and in the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
Interactive Installations, Multimedia Performances, Music, Food and Drink

  • Performances in El Museo Cultural

    7p
  • Soft Revolvers
    Myriam Bleau :: Composer, Digital Artist and Performer
  • TOTEM
    Jean-François Laporte :: Artist • Zack Sette :: Composer | Immersive Musician & Michal Seta :: Composer/Improviser, Performer & Digital Artist
  • De/Rastra
    Kyle Evans :: Sound Designer, Computer Musician, Electronic Instrument Creator, Educator & Performer
  • Outdoor Installations at The Railyard

    6p-midnight
  • Walking the Years
    Christopher Cassidy :: Sculpture, Digital Imaging and Graphic Art
  • Memory + Emergence
    Tim B. Castillo, Levi Romero, Miguel Gandert & Hue Walker
  • Skeletal Music
    Chris Clavio :: Electronic Artist
  • Space Palette
    Tim Thompson :: Software Engineer, Musician, and Installation Artist
  • Projections: Vestments
    Tara Raye Russo :: Artist
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Autonomous Robots: PETAR
    Michael Schippling :: Artist
  • SFUAD Projections and Installations
    by the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Students and Faculty

Sunday June 14

  • registration | coffee & Whoo’s
    9:15a

    coffee + Santa Fe’s famous Whoo’s homemade organic donuts. yummy!

  • motion 2015 show open
    9:45a
    One last time…soak it up!
  • The Origin of Ideas
    9:48a
    Mark Coleran :: Samsung UXCA
  • An Interview with Mark Coleran
    10:10a
    Mark Coleran :: Samsung UXCA | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    10:20a
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • You Can’t Frankenstein Successful Ideas
    10:38a
    Alberto Scirocco :: leftchannel
  • An Interview with Alberto Scirocco
    11:01a
    Alberto Scirocco :: leftchannel | elaine montoya :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    11:11a
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Lunch Break
    11:30a
    Try yet another one of the fabulous restaurants on the Santa Fe Plaza
  • The Power of Confidence for Creative Thinkers
    12:45p
    Chris Do :: Blind
  • An Interview with Chris Do
    1:08p
    Chris Do :: Blind
  • Engage
    1:18p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    1:33p
    Check your texts…or better yet, don’t!
  • Thoughts & Ideas :: Panel
    1:43p
    Mark Coleran  | Alberto Scirocco | Chris Do
  • Engage
    2:03p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    2:25p
    Grab some water. Who will lead The 7th Inning stretch?
  • Santa Fe Premiere: Last Hit
    2:35p
    Another day. Another card. Another hit. Another death.
  • Breakdown: The Last Hit
    2:43p
    Gregory Herman :: Director / Designer + Joel Pilger :: Director | DP
  • Passion Projects: The Last Hit
    3:14p
    Gregory Herman | Joel Pilger | elaine :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    3:24p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Break
    3:35p
    Take 10 and get ready for the motion 2015 close.
  • Creativity Can’t Wait: Your Desire to Create is Calling. Answer It.
    3:45p
    Joel Pilger :: Director • DP
  • An Interview with Joel Pilger
    4:07p
    Joel Pilger :: Director • DP | elaine :: motion.tv
  • Engage
    4:17p
    YOU! Share your thoughts. Ask questions. Engage.
  • Imagination: Life’s Coming Attractions
    4:26p
    all good things must come to an end…even motion 2015
  • It’s a Wrap!
    4:30p
    Not catching a flight tonight? Join us for the motion After Party!

motion After Party

  • motion after party @ the draft station
    8p-10p
    See you at The Draft Station on the plaza. Wear your badge for 10% off pizzas. The first drink’s on us!

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 SOLD OUT!

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 SOLD OUT!

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 FEW REMAINING!

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 FEW REMAINING!

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?

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TALKS THAT
INSPIRE

15

INTERVIEWS
& PANELS

5

PROJECT
BREAKDOWNS

5

SCREENINGS
& PREMIERES

120

NEW MEDIA
ARTISTS

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MULTIMEDIA
PERFORMANCES

31

NEW MEDIA
INSTALLATIONS

4

NETWORKING
EVENTS

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