motion

August 15-17, 2014 • ABQ, NM


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

join us for motion 2014!

Now in our 8th year motion – what we refer to as the TED talks of our industry – has become one of North America’s leading innovative and uniquely intimate events for creatives in the motion picture and broadcast industries. Influential creative pros who are passionate about what they do, take the stage for 18 minutes sharing unique concepts that // feed your creative brain //.

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motion: there’s nothing like it!

karin fong

Karin
Fong

Wonderland Sound & Vision
President/Creative Director

steve campbell

Steve
Campbell

Mayo Clinic
Motion Designer

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at motion, and can recommend it as a friendly and focused conference. The scale is intimate, and they really put attention to getting an array of content that is both broad enough for general inspiration, but also deep enough to geek out about techniques and process. I’m still in touch with many people I’ve met there–it definitely fosters community.

Karin Fong

Hands down the best conference I’ve ever attended! The speakers are top notch. Not a lot of ego in the room: anybody and everybody talks to one another. It’s a rolling educational/war stories over dinner/have a beer and start all over the next day kinda show. I’ve made some really good friends with people whose work I’ve admired for years in motion title design.

Steve Campbell

tickets

Tickets

motion 2014 ticket packages

general admission

general admission

A mind-bending three day ride
– what we refer to as the TED talks of our industry.

$950

  • 3 days of motion
  • kickoff party
  • FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge
  • the motion After Party

fellowships

fellowships

A limited number of fellowships are available for full-time students, educators, nonprofit employees and those with financial hardship.

To apply, submit your application before June 30, 2014. Fellowship recipients will be notified by email.

$300

  • 3 days of motion
  • FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge
  • *option to purchase party tickets

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schedule

Schedule

motion 2014

Below is an overview of the motion experience, followed by the complete schedule of events. Be sure to subscribe to brainfood to get the latest updates.

// feed your creative brain //

motion 2014 overview

  • 8.15

    day 1

    The day starts at 9:30am with registration and coffee in the lobby of the KiMo Theatre – the motion 2014 venue. It’s your first opportunity to network with fellow creatives – people who quickly become part of your motion experience. From there, we take you behind the scenes for an insider’s look at the motion 2014 production process. Then, total darkness and silence encompasses the theatre. In an instant, a magical splash of creativity fills the room as the stage comes to life with this year’s Featured Artist show open. It shouts, “let the celebration of creativity begin!” ringing in the motion 2014 experience. Our first keynote speaker sets the stage for what’s to come. The in-depth interview that follows is guaranteed to intrigue. Next, it’s your turn to engage: time to participate in your first interactive discussion. After lunch you’re presented with the opportunity to get inside the mind of one of the industry’s top creatives as you watch part one in our three part series: the motion project breakdown featuring this year’s show open. After a short break, the rest of day one focuses on the thought provoking topic: Where Do Ideas Come From? Then, it’s your turn to share your insight on the topic and ask questions before we wrap up for the day at 5:00pm. That evening, take the opportunity to network with fellow attendees and motion speakers over dinner and then join us from 9:00pm – midnight for the motion opening kickoff party!

  • 8.16

    day 2

    On day two, your call time is 10am. By now, the motion experience is taking hold. As you ponder thoughts and conversation from the previous day, you’re starting to remember why you got into this business to begin with. Now you’re ready for seconds: heaping servings of concepts that // feed your creative brain //. Day two is all about Creativity UNLEASHED – when artists are given the unique opportunity to create…with no clients attached. Throughout the day, you’ll hear talks from top motion designers as they share a variety of UNLEASHED projects. At the close of each talk, you’ll have the opportunity to ask both creative and technical questions. Day two also brings part two of our three part series: the motion project breakdown. Our Featured Artist takes you deeper into their process in making this year’s show open. The final course for the day? A 60-minute turbo charged master class on The Future of Film, VFX and Post Collaboration where you’ll get a real-world glimpse into the post production workflow at a functioning, cloud-based studio which takes us to the close of the day at 5:30pm. We invite you to join us later in the evening from 8:30-11:00pm for our second annual FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge with special guests Trish & Chris Meyer. Three artists take the stage to create a motion graphics project from start to finish – in just 60 minutes! Grab a drink at the bar. Meet your colleagues. Party! Want to be one of the FACEOFF challengers? Be sure to fill out the online application.

  • 8.17

    day 3

    Day three you wake up and your first thought is: I don’t want this experience to end! But you soon realize – this is just the beginning. It’s the start of a new way to look at life and experience creativity to the fullest. Time to make the most of the day! You’re back in your seat at 10:00am for three back-to-back keynotes providing essential ingredients for today’s topic: Consciously Creative. After lunch, you’ll watch the final segment in our three part series: the motion project breakdown – complete with plenty of time to get all of your questions answered. Next up, we ask the morning segment speakers to take the stage once again for our final panel discussion: Consciously Creative. They say, all good things must come to an end – so we take a look at The Big Picture as part of the motion closing experience. This is followed by our most unique audience discussion and Q&A ever – all motion 2014 speakers take the stage! You’ll have the opportunity to ask anything you want before we call it a wrap at 5:00pm. But remember: this is just the beginning. Your newly fueled creative life begins now. If you don’t have a plane to catch – join us for the motion After Party from 9:00pm-midnight. It’s the perfect finale for your motion experience!

Oh. And one more thing…

we have over $7500 in software and giveaways to be awarded throughout the show!

 

// motion 2014 schedule //

August 2014

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Friday 15

Saturday 16

Sunday 17

15

break Registration and coffee Friday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Details

The day starts at 9:30am with registration and coffee in the lobby of the KiMo Theatre – the motion 2014 venue. It’s your first opportunity to network with fellow creatives – people who quickly become part of your motion experience.

Time

Friday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

15

kickoff behind the scenes Friday: 10:30 am - 10:45 am

Details

Time to take you behind the scenes for an insider’s look at the motion 2014 production process.

Time

Friday: 10:30 am - 10:45 am

THE

Speaker

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Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

15

18-minute One Foot in Yesterday. Another in Tomorrow. Friday: 10:48 am - 11:06 am

Details

Even though it’s something we don’t think about often, ‘being in the moment’ is critical for us as creatives. It’s key to tapping in to our creativity. Yes – there’s science behind this as well. When we are ‘in the moment’, our unconscious mind releases energy – think of it as creative sparks – there for the taking. Unless of course, our conscious mind steps in too quickly to control the situation.

Cecelia Ottenweller returns to the motion stage to share her thoughts on the subject in: One Foot in Yesterday. Another in Tomorrow. Through the art of storytelling, Cecelia takes us on a journey exploring what it means to be in the moment. Get ready for an entertaining ride – filled with laughter!

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Friday: 10:48 am - 11:06 am

THE

Speaker

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Cecelia Ottenweller

“You have so many gifts for the world… But, please don’t start the bathroom renovation while I’m gone.”

After 25 years together, my sweetheart “gets” me. It’s not that he doesn’t think I’m capable, he just knows my methods might be a little unorthodox and indirect… I’ve attempted and succeeded at a number of wacky pursuits and have found a variety of ways to express my talents: I’m a senior consultant for HexaGroup, a split personality Creative/Technical agency in Houston Texas. I apply both sides of my brain, speak “engineer” quite well, work with senior executives to craft communication strategies, am a user interface designer, and love to work directly with clients to dream up — and make real — the wacky projects they might have in my mind (usually for a smaller budget than I would prefer, but that’s the real world for you…)

There’s been a variety of odd jobs in preparation for this one, but isn’t that the way a person builds a “creative” career? Several years as a broadcaster while earning a degree in anthropology… A museum educator for 5 years where I wrangled snakes, alligators, fourth graders, home school parents, and an antiquated planetarium projector…a stint developing public programming for Jungian analysts that helped me become better acquainted with my Shadow and Animus…

But Charles is right… I’m a little sloppy with crowbars. But then, no one is perfect!

15

interview Interview & Audience Discussion: Cecelia Ottenweller Friday: 11:06 am - 11:30 am

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

First up we have an 8 minute interview with Cecelia Ottenweller, followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Friday: 11:06 am - 11:30 am

THE

Speakers

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Cecelia Ottenweller

“You have so many gifts for the world… But, please don’t start the bathroom renovation while I’m gone.”

After 25 years together, my sweetheart “gets” me. It’s not that he doesn’t think I’m capable, he just knows my methods might be a little unorthodox and indirect… I’ve attempted and succeeded at a number of wacky pursuits and have found a variety of ways to express my talents: I’m a senior consultant for HexaGroup, a split personality Creative/Technical agency in Houston Texas. I apply both sides of my brain, speak “engineer” quite well, work with senior executives to craft communication strategies, am a user interface designer, and love to work directly with clients to dream up — and make real — the wacky projects they might have in my mind (usually for a smaller budget than I would prefer, but that’s the real world for you…)

There’s been a variety of odd jobs in preparation for this one, but isn’t that the way a person builds a “creative” career? Several years as a broadcaster while earning a degree in anthropology… A museum educator for 5 years where I wrangled snakes, alligators, fourth graders, home school parents, and an antiquated planetarium projector…a stint developing public programming for Jungian analysts that helped me become better acquainted with my Shadow and Animus…

But Charles is right… I’m a little sloppy with crowbars. But then, no one is perfect!

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

15

break Lunch on your own Friday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Details

There’s lots of great places to eat near the KiMo Theatre. Grab some fellow attendees, add in a dash of motion speakers, and you’ve got the makings for a great lunch!

Time

Friday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

15

welcome back Welcome back + giveaways Friday: 1:00 pm - 1:07 pm

Details

Welcome back! We’re ready to start our next segment…but before we do so, it’s time for some giveaways! We have over $7500 in software and giveaways this year at motion! Don’t miss it!

Time

Friday: 1:00 pm - 1:07 pm

15

project breakdown Breakdown: motion show open – The Concept Friday: 1:07 pm - 1:40 pm

Details

Each year, one studio is selected to be the motion Featured Artist. Their task? To create what we loosely refer to as the motion show open – a piece that is the artist’s interpretation of our tagline: feed your creative brain.

This year, the studio that came out on top was Santa Monica based STATE Design – a boutique design and animation studio led by creative director Marcel Ziul.

Each day at motion, Marcel will present a 25 minute breakdown, taking us through his process in creating the piece – from concept to creation – sharing his thoughts, inspiration, and the challenges he and his team faced along the way.

In part one, Marcel will be discussing the concept.

Time

Friday: 1:07 pm - 1:40 pm

THE

Speaker

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Marcel Ziul

I am Marcel Ziul – Creative Director at STATE Design. I was originally from Brazil, and am currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

I began my career in 2004 immediately after graduating from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba. I worked at some of the top production companies in Brazil – Conspiracao Filmes, Mixer, Blackmaria. In 2007 I was selected as one of the “rising creatives in motion graphics” by Computer Arts Magazine (UK).

That same year I was invited to join the creative team at Belief Design in Santa Monica, CA. I packed up my life and moved to LA to work as an art director overseeing projects, design teams and the delivery of great quality work.

Fast forward two years. It was time to creatively challenge myself more – I entered the freelance world and pursued my strengths as an Art Director/Designer/Animator. It’s turned out to be the most amazing highlight of my career. I’ve collaborated with top companies, studios, and people from around the globe. In 2012 I was rewarded for my efforts by being nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

My diverse work experiences have developed my aesthetic in delivering modern and sophisticated spots with unique detail and design.

When I’m not working, I ride my bicycle with The Fireflies West. If you drive around the westside or in Malibu, I’m sure you’ve seen me on the road!

15

discussion Discussion | Q&A Friday: 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Details

You’ve seen the motion show open. You’ve heard Marcel talk about how he came up with the concept. Now it’s your turn!

Use this opportunity to ask questions and engage in audience discussion.

Time

Friday: 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

THE

Speakers

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Marcel Ziul

I am Marcel Ziul – Creative Director at STATE Design. I was originally from Brazil, and am currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

I began my career in 2004 immediately after graduating from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba. I worked at some of the top production companies in Brazil – Conspiracao Filmes, Mixer, Blackmaria. In 2007 I was selected as one of the “rising creatives in motion graphics” by Computer Arts Magazine (UK).

That same year I was invited to join the creative team at Belief Design in Santa Monica, CA. I packed up my life and moved to LA to work as an art director overseeing projects, design teams and the delivery of great quality work.

Fast forward two years. It was time to creatively challenge myself more – I entered the freelance world and pursued my strengths as an Art Director/Designer/Animator. It’s turned out to be the most amazing highlight of my career. I’ve collaborated with top companies, studios, and people from around the globe. In 2012 I was rewarded for my efforts by being nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

My diverse work experiences have developed my aesthetic in delivering modern and sophisticated spots with unique detail and design.

When I’m not working, I ride my bicycle with The Fireflies West. If you drive around the westside or in Malibu, I’m sure you’ve seen me on the road!

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

15

break Break Friday: 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Details

It’s time for a short break before we start our afternoon session: Where do ideas come from? See you back in 15!

Time

Friday: 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

15

welcome back Welcome back + giveaways Friday: 2:15 pm - 2:23 pm

Details

Welcome back! We’re ready to start our next segment…but before we do so, it’s time for some giveaways! We have over $7500 in software and giveaways this year at motion! Don’t miss it!

Time

Friday: 2:15 pm - 2:23 pm

THE

Speaker

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Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

15

18-minute Everyone wants
original ideas
Friday: 2:23 pm - 2:42 pm

Details

Design is a solution to a problem. And every solution is specific to a problem.

As creatives, we all want original ideas – but what happens when we are programmed to search for original ideas in the same way as our peers? How much do our cultural backgrounds affect the outcome of our creative process? What role do deeply seeded archetypes play in determining the way we approach and process reality?

You often hear the cliché that all ideas have already been done. But this is not true. Our challenge as creatives is to see what is actually not present – it’s to find the missing solution.

Alberto Scirocco, creative director at leftchannel and motion 2013 Featured Artist returns to the motion stage to share his insight into what’s behind original ideas.

Time

Friday: 2:23 pm - 2:42 pm

THE

Speaker

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Alberto Scirocco

I am fortunate to come from a family that values creativity and has a history of design of more than 500 years – in fact, one of my ancestors was an architect working on the construction of St. Peters Square in Vatican City in 1586.

As a teenager, I began my artistic career with graffiti. At 16, I started getting permits to paint on abandoned structures by the city, culminating a year later with being asked to exhibit at La Triennale di Milano, a citywide art event held every three years.

My passion has always come from the fine art side of creativity and I think a lot of this aesthetic shows in the work of leftchannel. My desire for building the studio was to explore the field of motion design and to push it beyond purely commercial applications. Our focus has been to seamlessly blend illustration, painting and sculpture into our digital work, which I think has helped define our distinctive perspective and has led to our global appeal.

We are not everything to everybody – we are unique in our approach and that’s why clients seek us out from all over the world. The depth of our aesthetic can be seen in our projects that are opposing in style and design such as Blissful (dark and conceptual) and Natural Resources Defense Council (light and playful).

In addition to leftchannel, I have taught motion design for 10 years at Columbus College of Art & Design – the same school I graduated from. Many teachers there were fundamental to my artistic development and I want to contribute to the next generation of designers in the same way.

You hear all the time that every good idea has been done before. I disagree. I do think that when a good idea shows up on the market a lot of people tend to feel compelled to do it over and over. I believe that there are always endless possibilities in design and when you see this you tend to look at the world with a sense of abundance.

15

discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Alberto Scirocco Friday: 2:42 pm - 3:05 pm

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

Next up we have an 8 minute interview with Alberto Scirocco followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Friday: 2:42 pm - 3:05 pm

THE

Speakers

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Alberto Scirocco

I am fortunate to come from a family that values creativity and has a history of design of more than 500 years – in fact, one of my ancestors was an architect working on the construction of St. Peters Square in Vatican City in 1586.

As a teenager, I began my artistic career with graffiti. At 16, I started getting permits to paint on abandoned structures by the city, culminating a year later with being asked to exhibit at La Triennale di Milano, a citywide art event held every three years.

My passion has always come from the fine art side of creativity and I think a lot of this aesthetic shows in the work of leftchannel. My desire for building the studio was to explore the field of motion design and to push it beyond purely commercial applications. Our focus has been to seamlessly blend illustration, painting and sculpture into our digital work, which I think has helped define our distinctive perspective and has led to our global appeal.

We are not everything to everybody – we are unique in our approach and that’s why clients seek us out from all over the world. The depth of our aesthetic can be seen in our projects that are opposing in style and design such as Blissful (dark and conceptual) and Natural Resources Defense Council (light and playful).

In addition to leftchannel, I have taught motion design for 10 years at Columbus College of Art & Design – the same school I graduated from. Many teachers there were fundamental to my artistic development and I want to contribute to the next generation of designers in the same way.

You hear all the time that every good idea has been done before. I disagree. I do think that when a good idea shows up on the market a lot of people tend to feel compelled to do it over and over. I believe that there are always endless possibilities in design and when you see this you tend to look at the world with a sense of abundance.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Friday: 3:05 pm - 3:15 pm

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We’ll be back after a short 10-minute break with yet another talk on the concept: Where Do Ideas Come From?

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Friday: 3:05 pm - 3:15 pm

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18-minute Creative Conception Friday: 3:15 pm - 3:37 pm

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For as long as creativity has been understood as a concept, people have questioned and deliberated the origin of ideas. From philosophical inquiry about inspiration, to the emergence of scientific investigation in the field of psychology, there is a rich history containing valuable insight about one of the most common, yet seemingly elusive questions creators ask themselves and one another.

Sharing personal insight from 20 years of experience in the industry, Mark Coleran explores where creative ideas come from: lessons we can take from the past and the myths we hold. What are the pitfalls we can fall into as a consequence of the environments and demands made of us? A better understanding of where ideas come from, can bring new value and meaning not just to our work – but to our professional lives as creative conceivers.

Time

Friday: 3:15 pm - 3:37 pm

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Speaker

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Mark Coleran

Mark is a multidisciplinary designer working across domains …from identity and branding, type, motion graphics, visual effects and concept user interfaces in film – to user experience, interaction, software and visual design.

Mark is the visionary designer noted for the creation of fantasy user interfaces in films as such as Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, The Island, Mission Impossible 3, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and many more, crossing the lines between futurism and realizing those visions in films in a practical and believable way. After also working closely with the developers of tools used in design, animation and visual effects to help realize that work, turned in 2007 to focus on software design, spending 3 years working with Gridiron Software in Canada on the award winning workflow application Flow.

Currently based in the Bay Area, Mark is always exploring new ways to share his unique vision with the world.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Mark Coleran Friday: 3:37 pm - 4:00 pm

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

Next up, we have an 8 minute interview with Mark Coleran, followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Friday: 3:37 pm - 4:00 pm

THE

Speakers

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Mark Coleran

Mark is a multidisciplinary designer working across domains …from identity and branding, type, motion graphics, visual effects and concept user interfaces in film – to user experience, interaction, software and visual design.

Mark is the visionary designer noted for the creation of fantasy user interfaces in films as such as Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, The Island, Mission Impossible 3, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and many more, crossing the lines between futurism and realizing those visions in films in a practical and believable way. After also working closely with the developers of tools used in design, animation and visual effects to help realize that work, turned in 2007 to focus on software design, spending 3 years working with Gridiron Software in Canada on the award winning workflow application Flow.

Currently based in the Bay Area, Mark is always exploring new ways to share his unique vision with the world.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Friday: 4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

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We’ll take a short break before we wrap with our first panel of motion 2014: Where Do Ideas Come From. See you in 10!

Time

Friday: 4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

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panel Panel: Where Do Ideas Come From Friday: 4:10 pm - 4:33 pm

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It’s time for the first motion 2014 panel!

We invite you to join your host, Elaine Montoya as she welcomes Alberto Scirocco and Mark Coleran back to the stage to dive a bit deeper into the conversation: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Time

Friday: 4:10 pm - 4:33 pm

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Speakers

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Alberto Scirocco

I am fortunate to come from a family that values creativity and has a history of design of more than 500 years – in fact, one of my ancestors was an architect working on the construction of St. Peters Square in Vatican City in 1586.

As a teenager, I began my artistic career with graffiti. At 16, I started getting permits to paint on abandoned structures by the city, culminating a year later with being asked to exhibit at La Triennale di Milano, a citywide art event held every three years.

My passion has always come from the fine art side of creativity and I think a lot of this aesthetic shows in the work of leftchannel. My desire for building the studio was to explore the field of motion design and to push it beyond purely commercial applications. Our focus has been to seamlessly blend illustration, painting and sculpture into our digital work, which I think has helped define our distinctive perspective and has led to our global appeal.

We are not everything to everybody – we are unique in our approach and that’s why clients seek us out from all over the world. The depth of our aesthetic can be seen in our projects that are opposing in style and design such as Blissful (dark and conceptual) and Natural Resources Defense Council (light and playful).

In addition to leftchannel, I have taught motion design for 10 years at Columbus College of Art & Design – the same school I graduated from. Many teachers there were fundamental to my artistic development and I want to contribute to the next generation of designers in the same way.

You hear all the time that every good idea has been done before. I disagree. I do think that when a good idea shows up on the market a lot of people tend to feel compelled to do it over and over. I believe that there are always endless possibilities in design and when you see this you tend to look at the world with a sense of abundance.

Mark Coleran

Mark is a multidisciplinary designer working across domains …from identity and branding, type, motion graphics, visual effects and concept user interfaces in film – to user experience, interaction, software and visual design.

Mark is the visionary designer noted for the creation of fantasy user interfaces in films as such as Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, The Island, Mission Impossible 3, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and many more, crossing the lines between futurism and realizing those visions in films in a practical and believable way. After also working closely with the developers of tools used in design, animation and visual effects to help realize that work, turned in 2007 to focus on software design, spending 3 years working with Gridiron Software in Canada on the award winning workflow application Flow.

Currently based in the Bay Area, Mark is always exploring new ways to share his unique vision with the world.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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discussion Audience Discussion Friday: 4:33 pm - 5:00 pm

Details

While you were listening to Alberto and Mark present their perspective on where ideas come from, questions – as well as alternative viewpoints probably came to mind.

A unique part of the motion experience is audience discussion – your chance to ask questions and share your unique perspective. Please join in!

Time

Friday: 4:33 pm - 5:00 pm

THE

Speakers

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Alberto Scirocco

I am fortunate to come from a family that values creativity and has a history of design of more than 500 years – in fact, one of my ancestors was an architect working on the construction of St. Peters Square in Vatican City in 1586.

As a teenager, I began my artistic career with graffiti. At 16, I started getting permits to paint on abandoned structures by the city, culminating a year later with being asked to exhibit at La Triennale di Milano, a citywide art event held every three years.

My passion has always come from the fine art side of creativity and I think a lot of this aesthetic shows in the work of leftchannel. My desire for building the studio was to explore the field of motion design and to push it beyond purely commercial applications. Our focus has been to seamlessly blend illustration, painting and sculpture into our digital work, which I think has helped define our distinctive perspective and has led to our global appeal.

We are not everything to everybody – we are unique in our approach and that’s why clients seek us out from all over the world. The depth of our aesthetic can be seen in our projects that are opposing in style and design such as Blissful (dark and conceptual) and Natural Resources Defense Council (light and playful).

In addition to leftchannel, I have taught motion design for 10 years at Columbus College of Art & Design – the same school I graduated from. Many teachers there were fundamental to my artistic development and I want to contribute to the next generation of designers in the same way.

You hear all the time that every good idea has been done before. I disagree. I do think that when a good idea shows up on the market a lot of people tend to feel compelled to do it over and over. I believe that there are always endless possibilities in design and when you see this you tend to look at the world with a sense of abundance.

Mark Coleran

Mark is a multidisciplinary designer working across domains …from identity and branding, type, motion graphics, visual effects and concept user interfaces in film – to user experience, interaction, software and visual design.

Mark is the visionary designer noted for the creation of fantasy user interfaces in films as such as Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, The Island, Mission Impossible 3, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and many more, crossing the lines between futurism and realizing those visions in films in a practical and believable way. After also working closely with the developers of tools used in design, animation and visual effects to help realize that work, turned in 2007 to focus on software design, spending 3 years working with Gridiron Software in Canada on the award winning workflow application Flow.

Currently based in the Bay Area, Mark is always exploring new ways to share his unique vision with the world.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Dinner on your own Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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After your first full day at motion, your head is full of ideas. And because the audience is intimate in size, the motion experience lends itself to unique opportunities to engage in creative conversation with speakers and peers over dinner.

Before we break, we’ll suggest dinner venues where you can go and take the conversation to the next level. Be sure to make the most of your motion experience. As Captain Jean Luc Picard would say – engage!

Time

Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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social Kickoff Party – Ibiza Friday: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Details

It’s Friday night and it’s time to party! Join speakers and fellow attendees at Ibiza – the magnificent ABQ rooftop bar and patio overlooking the eastern sky and Sandia mountains. Ibiza is located at Hotel Andaluz – a short walk from the KiMo Theatre.

Complimentary admission is provided to motion General Admission tickets holders. For all other ticket holders and guests, please purchase your tickets in advance online. The cost is $10 and includes admission and (2) drink tickets.

All attendees must be 21+ and motion badges are required.

Time

Friday: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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break Doors open + coffee Saturday: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Doors open at 9:30am. Grab a cup of coffee in the lobby of the KiMo Theatre and catch up with old friends – friends who you haven’t seen since last night!

Time

Saturday: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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welcome back Morning welcome Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:05 am

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Goooooooood morning motion attendees! It’s 09300 hours. What does the “O” stand for? O my God, it’s early! Particularly if you’re a motion designer.

Can you name the movie this quote was based on?

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Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:05 am

THE

Speaker

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Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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18-minute Drinking With Your Ghost Saturday: 10:05 am - 10:24 am

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Day two at motion is all about creativity unleashed – those unique opportunities when you are given the creative freedom to do…anything.

First up is Brian Bowman, creative director at Trollbäck+Company.

Brian will share the backstory to the music video he created for Tiny Victories’ single, Drinking With Your Ghost. From concept to completion, he’ll explore the cinematographic process of turning emotional content into visual interpretation.

With a background in animation and architecture, Brian’s projects often reside in-between the visual and the spatial. His body of work ranges from stereoscopic film-making to immersive built environments. And he brings these same skills to creating music videos.

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Saturday: 10:05 am - 10:24 am

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Speaker

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Brian Bowman

With a background in animation and architecture, my projects often reside in-between the visual and the spatial. My work ranges from stereoscopic film-making to immersive built environments, creating visceral experiences for advertising and entertainment.

I have been a Creative Director at Digital Kitchen, Spontaneous and currently Trollbäck+Company. My list of clients include Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, GE, Microsoft, HBO, and Kanye West amongst many others.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Brian Bowman Saturday: 10:24 am - 10:47 am

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

First up for day two at motion, we have an 8 minute interview with Brian Bowman, followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Saturday: 10:24 am - 10:47 am

THE

Speakers

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Brian Bowman

With a background in animation and architecture, my projects often reside in-between the visual and the spatial. My work ranges from stereoscopic film-making to immersive built environments, creating visceral experiences for advertising and entertainment.

I have been a Creative Director at Digital Kitchen, Spontaneous and currently Trollbäck+Company. My list of clients include Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, GE, Microsoft, HBO, and Kanye West amongst many others.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Saturday: 10:47 am - 10:57 am

Details

We’ll take a short 10 minute break before we return with our next speaker in today’s Creativity Unleashed talks.

Time

Saturday: 10:47 am - 10:57 am

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project breakdown The Exquisite Corpse Project Saturday: 10:57 am - 11:21 am

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What happens when you give one director and multiple artists the freedom to create completely unleashed…no clients attached!

The team from TV Land in NYC lead by Michael Waldron – VP Creative Director Art + Design has done just that. Each artist was given 3 to 5 seconds to create a segment based off of their hidden talent and/or passion. But there was one twist: each artist had to seamlessly connect to the artist before…and the artist after them.

The results? The Exquisite Corpse Project.

Time

Saturday: 10:57 am - 11:21 am

THE

Speaker

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Michael Waldron

When I saw my first skateboard deck I fell in love with design. The film, music and skateboard culture was a heavy influence in my decision to attend the art school at VCU. In the middle of my college years, the school and industry were slowly making a shift from handmade fine art and print to computerized animation. I saw this as an excellent opportunity to broaden my knowledge and my interests expanded into architecture and moving image.

Right after college I was fortunate to have started my career in the news and promo department of a local CBS News affiliate, WTVR, in Richmond. Working my way up as the night graphics artist to the Art Director within a year made me realize that there was a career for my passion and that television was a thriving medium. After three years of leading the team to Emmy award winning news coverage I wanted to again expand my opportunities and decided to move to New York. The transition from small town to the big city happened at a fever pitch, I landed at The Diecks Group as a permalance designer which quickly turned into an Art Director role. The experience helped garner the studio many awards but it also provided me with a wealth of knowledge of running a studio. In turn that knowledge provided me an entrepreneurial drive to start my own company.

In 2002 I co-founded nailgun*, a motion design collective that filled the needs of ad agencies and broadcast network for motion graphics. As the demand for our creative grew, we cultivated a team to include a great mix of international artist that help build the nailgun* brand. Our cutting edge work and team won many international awards (Type Directors Club, PromaxBDA and Graphic Design Magazine) for clients such as ESPN, Spike, Nicktoons, Weiden & Kennedy, Crispin Porter and McCann Erickson. As the scale of work and markets changed, the company expanded and my role changed from not just Creative Director but to Live Action Director as well.

I’ve been accused of having a very dry wit and a skewed perspective on life and art. This talent/curse has helped me in my ability to give lectures to schools like Parsons, VCU, and Ringling College as well as conferences like PromaxBDA, Motion, and AIGA. That seemingly decent grasp of comedy led me to the Laugh More network TV Land as the VP Creative Director of Art and Design. I oversee all aspects of the visual identity of TV Land as well as all campaigns for On-Air, Off Air and digital as well as directing shoots with TV Land talent like Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Richards and Kirstie Alley. In the last 2 years I’ve also used my talent for finding and mixing the right group of talent together to create more award winning work the same way I did while working for a small company.

In my spare time I teach motion graphics in the Masters program at The NewSchool. This work has allowed me to give back and also stay fresh while teaching young talent.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Michael Waldron Saturday: 11:21 am - 11:45 am

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

Next up, we have an 8 minute interview with Michael Waldron, followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Saturday: 11:21 am - 11:45 am

THE

Speakers

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Michael Waldron

When I saw my first skateboard deck I fell in love with design. The film, music and skateboard culture was a heavy influence in my decision to attend the art school at VCU. In the middle of my college years, the school and industry were slowly making a shift from handmade fine art and print to computerized animation. I saw this as an excellent opportunity to broaden my knowledge and my interests expanded into architecture and moving image.

Right after college I was fortunate to have started my career in the news and promo department of a local CBS News affiliate, WTVR, in Richmond. Working my way up as the night graphics artist to the Art Director within a year made me realize that there was a career for my passion and that television was a thriving medium. After three years of leading the team to Emmy award winning news coverage I wanted to again expand my opportunities and decided to move to New York. The transition from small town to the big city happened at a fever pitch, I landed at The Diecks Group as a permalance designer which quickly turned into an Art Director role. The experience helped garner the studio many awards but it also provided me with a wealth of knowledge of running a studio. In turn that knowledge provided me an entrepreneurial drive to start my own company.

In 2002 I co-founded nailgun*, a motion design collective that filled the needs of ad agencies and broadcast network for motion graphics. As the demand for our creative grew, we cultivated a team to include a great mix of international artist that help build the nailgun* brand. Our cutting edge work and team won many international awards (Type Directors Club, PromaxBDA and Graphic Design Magazine) for clients such as ESPN, Spike, Nicktoons, Weiden & Kennedy, Crispin Porter and McCann Erickson. As the scale of work and markets changed, the company expanded and my role changed from not just Creative Director but to Live Action Director as well.

I’ve been accused of having a very dry wit and a skewed perspective on life and art. This talent/curse has helped me in my ability to give lectures to schools like Parsons, VCU, and Ringling College as well as conferences like PromaxBDA, Motion, and AIGA. That seemingly decent grasp of comedy led me to the Laugh More network TV Land as the VP Creative Director of Art and Design. I oversee all aspects of the visual identity of TV Land as well as all campaigns for On-Air, Off Air and digital as well as directing shoots with TV Land talent like Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Richards and Kirstie Alley. In the last 2 years I’ve also used my talent for finding and mixing the right group of talent together to create more award winning work the same way I did while working for a small company.

In my spare time I teach motion graphics in the Masters program at The NewSchool. This work has allowed me to give back and also stay fresh while teaching young talent.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Lunch on your own Saturday: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Details

There’s lots of great places to eat near the KiMo Theatre. Grab some fellow attendees, add in a dash of motion speakers, and you’ve got the makings for a great lunch!

Time

Saturday: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

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welcome back Welcome back + giveaways Saturday: 1:15 pm - 1:22 pm

Details

Welcome back! We’re ready to start our next segment…but before we do so, it’s time for some giveaways! We have over $7500 in software and giveaways this year at motion! Don’t miss it!

Time

Saturday: 1:15 pm - 1:22 pm

THE

Speaker

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Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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project breakdown Breakdown: motion show open – Production Saturday: 1:22 pm - 1:55 pm

Details

Each year, one studio is selected to be the motion Featured Artist. Their task? To create what we loosely refer to as the motion show open – a piece that is the artist’s interpretation of our tagline: feed your creative brain.

This year, the studio that came out on top was Santa Monica based STATE Design – a boutique design and animation studio led by creative director Marcel Ziul.

Yesterday, Marcel presented the first of three breakdown sessions at motion 2014 in which he discussed: The Concept.

Today, it’s time to talk about the next step: production.

Time

Saturday: 1:22 pm - 1:55 pm

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discussion Discussion | Q&A Saturday: 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

Details

You’ve seen the motion show open. Today you heard Marcel talk about the production phase. Now it’s your turn!

Use this opportunity to ask questions and engage in audience discussion.

Time

Saturday: 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

THE

Speakers

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Marcel Ziul

I am Marcel Ziul – Creative Director at STATE Design. I was originally from Brazil, and am currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

I began my career in 2004 immediately after graduating from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba. I worked at some of the top production companies in Brazil – Conspiracao Filmes, Mixer, Blackmaria. In 2007 I was selected as one of the “rising creatives in motion graphics” by Computer Arts Magazine (UK).

That same year I was invited to join the creative team at Belief Design in Santa Monica, CA. I packed up my life and moved to LA to work as an art director overseeing projects, design teams and the delivery of great quality work.

Fast forward two years. It was time to creatively challenge myself more – I entered the freelance world and pursued my strengths as an Art Director/Designer/Animator. It’s turned out to be the most amazing highlight of my career. I’ve collaborated with top companies, studios, and people from around the globe. In 2012 I was rewarded for my efforts by being nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

My diverse work experiences have developed my aesthetic in delivering modern and sophisticated spots with unique detail and design.

When I’m not working, I ride my bicycle with The Fireflies West. If you drive around the westside or in Malibu, I’m sure you’ve seen me on the road!

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Saturday: 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Details

It’s time for a short break before we start our final speaker in today’s Creativity Unleashed talks.

Time

Saturday: 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

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welcome back Welcome back + giveaways Saturday: 2:30 pm - 2:37 pm

Details

Welcome back! We’re ready to start our next segment…but before we do so, it’s time for some giveaways! We have over $7500 in software and giveaways this year at motion! Don’t miss it!

Time

Saturday: 2:30 pm - 2:37 pm

THE

Speaker

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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18-minute Superheroes, Cyberpunks and
an Alien Frog
Saturday: 2:38 pm - 2:57 pm

Details

Our final speaker in our Creativity Unleashed talks decided to take creative matters in his own hands.

Kanen Flowers, creative director at That Studio took on the ultimate unleashed project: creating an indie film.

Join Kanen for a conversation about the future of indie filmmaking and what’s possible for rebels who embrace new software, tools and techniques using examples from his recent film, 18:20.

Time

Saturday: 2:38 pm - 2:57 pm

THE

Speaker

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Kanen Flowers

Kanen oversees the creative content produced by That Studio. He is the creator of Hero Punk and 18:20. In a previous life, he founded nCircle and later, Scruffy.TV – where he was the creator of That Media Show and The Scruffy Shows, which included Flight Club. Kanen is on the Adobe Advisory Board for Video. He uses Audition, Premiere and After Effects and Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro and Maxon Cinema 4D. He writes his screenplays in #Fountain using Slugline, then imports them into Adobe Story for scheduling and collaboration.

In 2014, Kanen founded That Studio – with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen is helping new and existing artists get their content onto the Internet.

Kanen wishes this bio were more creative and he had more time to be clever.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Kanen Flowers Saturday: 3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

First up we have an 8 minute interview with Kanen Flowers followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Saturday: 3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

THE

Speakers

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Kanen Flowers

Kanen oversees the creative content produced by That Studio. He is the creator of Hero Punk and 18:20. In a previous life, he founded nCircle and later, Scruffy.TV – where he was the creator of That Media Show and The Scruffy Shows, which included Flight Club. Kanen is on the Adobe Advisory Board for Video. He uses Audition, Premiere and After Effects and Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro and Maxon Cinema 4D. He writes his screenplays in #Fountain using Slugline, then imports them into Adobe Story for scheduling and collaboration.

In 2014, Kanen founded That Studio – with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen is helping new and existing artists get their content onto the Internet.

Kanen wishes this bio were more creative and he had more time to be clever.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Saturday: 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Details

We’ll take a short break before we wrap with yet another motion 2014 panel: Creativity Unleashed. See you in 10!

Time

Saturday: 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

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panel Panel: Creativity Unleashed Saturday: 3:30 pm - 4:09 pm

Details

It’s time for the first motion 2014 panel!

We invite you to join your host, Elaine Montoya as she welcomes Brian Bowman, Michael Waldron and Kanen Flowers back to the stage to dive a bit deeper into the conversation: Creativity Unleashed.

Time

Saturday: 3:30 pm - 4:09 pm

THE

Speakers

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Brian Bowman

With a background in animation and architecture, my projects often reside in-between the visual and the spatial. My work ranges from stereoscopic film-making to immersive built environments, creating visceral experiences for advertising and entertainment.

I have been a Creative Director at Digital Kitchen, Spontaneous and currently Trollbäck+Company. My list of clients include Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, GE, Microsoft, HBO, and Kanye West amongst many others.

Michael Waldron

When I saw my first skateboard deck I fell in love with design. The film, music and skateboard culture was a heavy influence in my decision to attend the art school at VCU. In the middle of my college years, the school and industry were slowly making a shift from handmade fine art and print to computerized animation. I saw this as an excellent opportunity to broaden my knowledge and my interests expanded into architecture and moving image.

Right after college I was fortunate to have started my career in the news and promo department of a local CBS News affiliate, WTVR, in Richmond. Working my way up as the night graphics artist to the Art Director within a year made me realize that there was a career for my passion and that television was a thriving medium. After three years of leading the team to Emmy award winning news coverage I wanted to again expand my opportunities and decided to move to New York. The transition from small town to the big city happened at a fever pitch, I landed at The Diecks Group as a permalance designer which quickly turned into an Art Director role. The experience helped garner the studio many awards but it also provided me with a wealth of knowledge of running a studio. In turn that knowledge provided me an entrepreneurial drive to start my own company.

In 2002 I co-founded nailgun*, a motion design collective that filled the needs of ad agencies and broadcast network for motion graphics. As the demand for our creative grew, we cultivated a team to include a great mix of international artist that help build the nailgun* brand. Our cutting edge work and team won many international awards (Type Directors Club, PromaxBDA and Graphic Design Magazine) for clients such as ESPN, Spike, Nicktoons, Weiden & Kennedy, Crispin Porter and McCann Erickson. As the scale of work and markets changed, the company expanded and my role changed from not just Creative Director but to Live Action Director as well.

I’ve been accused of having a very dry wit and a skewed perspective on life and art. This talent/curse has helped me in my ability to give lectures to schools like Parsons, VCU, and Ringling College as well as conferences like PromaxBDA, Motion, and AIGA. That seemingly decent grasp of comedy led me to the Laugh More network TV Land as the VP Creative Director of Art and Design. I oversee all aspects of the visual identity of TV Land as well as all campaigns for On-Air, Off Air and digital as well as directing shoots with TV Land talent like Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Richards and Kirstie Alley. In the last 2 years I’ve also used my talent for finding and mixing the right group of talent together to create more award winning work the same way I did while working for a small company.

In my spare time I teach motion graphics in the Masters program at The NewSchool. This work has allowed me to give back and also stay fresh while teaching young talent.

Kanen Flowers

Kanen oversees the creative content produced by That Studio. He is the creator of Hero Punk and 18:20. In a previous life, he founded nCircle and later, Scruffy.TV – where he was the creator of That Media Show and The Scruffy Shows, which included Flight Club. Kanen is on the Adobe Advisory Board for Video. He uses Audition, Premiere and After Effects and Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro and Maxon Cinema 4D. He writes his screenplays in #Fountain using Slugline, then imports them into Adobe Story for scheduling and collaboration.

In 2014, Kanen founded That Studio – with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen is helping new and existing artists get their content onto the Internet.

Kanen wishes this bio were more creative and he had more time to be clever.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Saturday: 4:09 pm - 4:19 pm

Details

We’ll take a short 10 minute break before we begin our master class that will show you a whole new way to look at the production pipeline. See you soon!

Time

Saturday: 4:09 pm - 4:19 pm

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turbo class The Future of Film, VFX and Post Collaboration Saturday: 4:19 pm - 5:08 pm

Details

How can dozens of artists from around the globe collaborate on a film project and make something great? It can be done. In this 45-minute supercharged master class, Kanen Flowers, creative director at That Studio will you on a journey into the world of The Future of Film, VFX and Post Collaboration.

This is not your typical “workflow” discussion – but rather a real-world dive into the post production workflow at a functioning, cloud-based studio. Based on his indie film, 18:20 Kanen will demonstrate how he lead a team of artists from around the globe from script to screen. From using tools that we’re all familiar with including Adobe Creative Cloud, Mocha Pro, and C4D to integrating tools we may not be as familiar with like Trello, BT Sync and Wipster – you”ll be introduced to the new face of collaborative post production.

So fasten your seat belts and get ready to venture into a world that ultimately may be…in your not-too-distant future!

Time

Saturday: 4:19 pm - 5:08 pm

THE

Speaker

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Kanen Flowers

Kanen oversees the creative content produced by That Studio. He is the creator of Hero Punk and 18:20. In a previous life, he founded nCircle and later, Scruffy.TV – where he was the creator of That Media Show and The Scruffy Shows, which included Flight Club. Kanen is on the Adobe Advisory Board for Video. He uses Audition, Premiere and After Effects and Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro and Maxon Cinema 4D. He writes his screenplays in #Fountain using Slugline, then imports them into Adobe Story for scheduling and collaboration.

In 2014, Kanen founded That Studio – with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen is helping new and existing artists get their content onto the Internet.

Kanen wishes this bio were more creative and he had more time to be clever.

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discussion Audience Discussion Saturday: 5:08 pm - 5:30 pm

Details

If your mind’s not reeling from the future production pipeline you just saw – then consider yourself an über geek.

Now it’s your turn to ask questions and share your perspective on this unique workflow. Please join in!

And while you’re at it, feel free to ask questions about anything from editing to visual effects to 3D rigging and whatever else you saw in the clips from Kanen’s indie film: 18:20.

Time

Saturday: 5:08 pm - 5:30 pm

THE

Speakers

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Kanen Flowers

Kanen oversees the creative content produced by That Studio. He is the creator of Hero Punk and 18:20. In a previous life, he founded nCircle and later, Scruffy.TV – where he was the creator of That Media Show and The Scruffy Shows, which included Flight Club. Kanen is on the Adobe Advisory Board for Video. He uses Audition, Premiere and After Effects and Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro and Maxon Cinema 4D. He writes his screenplays in #Fountain using Slugline, then imports them into Adobe Story for scheduling and collaboration.

In 2014, Kanen founded That Studio – with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen is helping new and existing artists get their content onto the Internet.

Kanen wishes this bio were more creative and he had more time to be clever.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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Dinner on your own Saturday: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Details

After your second full day at motion, your head is full of ideas. And because the audience is intimate in size, the motion experience lends itself to unique opportunities to engage in creative conversation with speakers and peers over dinner.

Before we break, we’ll suggest dinner venues where you can go and take the conversation to the next level. Be sure to make the most of your motion experience. As Captain Jean Luc Picard would say – engage!

Time

Saturday: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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faceoff FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge Saturday: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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who: 3 artists
what: a 5-15 second mograph piece created in 60 minutes!
where: live at motion!

Three motion design pros take the challenge on Saturday night. This unique After Effects exhibition takes place live in front of the motion audience. When the clock starts, the artists have 60 minutes to create a 5-15 second motion graphic, and 15 minutes to render. The project? They won’t know! Just seconds before the FACEOFF, the brief will be announced. And then the excitement begins!

Join special guests Chris and Trish Meyer along with your host Elaine Montoya for play-by-play action.

There’s no need to stay in your seat! After all, FACEOFF is the Saturday party! Enjoy the music as our Dj performs live on stage throughout the evening, adding to the excitement of this epic event. Dance! Get ready for an evening filled with fun and excitement – an After Effects event like none other: FACEOFF :: The After Effects Challenge!

 

Time

Saturday: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THE

Speaker

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Ed Rhine

Creative Director/Co-Owner at Freed Motion
www.freed-motion.com

I am a self proclaimed failed Geologist turned (hopefully) successful Motion Designer. A love of the outdoors took me out to the Colorado wilderness where my original education was put to use, but only briefly before discovering my true love of motion design and animation after a quick foray into the editorial and production world.

Flash forward a few years after another round of schooling and I was making the DVD loop able menus that are nothing more than a nuisance to every viewer just waiting to hit play, Always a person trying to aspire to “more” as an artist striving to create the best work possible I practically put myself on a coffee and IPA inter venous feed working round the clock to reach that proverbial brass ring.

Three full time gigs and many freelance gigs later, I found myself with the amazing opportunity to not only work on some big brands but also start a studio of my own with a long time partner in crime, Alfred Bohm. Freed Motion was born and three and a half years later I find myself working hard, having fun, still drinking too much coffee and of course as you might suspect, still reaching for that ring, albeit with a few now under my belt.

Now as a Creative Director, Senior Animator, business owner, and full time Pinterest addict, I love to work on rebrands, style frames, live action integration, complex C4D and AE problems, opening titles, compositing work… basically anything Motion! Ever striving to be a “Swiss Army Knife” of the motion realm, it’s all about learning, collaboration and pushing to evolve.

In those brief moments when I am not found talking to clients or with a Wacom pen glued to my hand, I can be found mountain biking, camping and tubing with my wife Kacey and our Siberian Husky Neiko throughout Colorado and the surrounding areas.

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break Doors open + coffee Sunday: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Doors open at 9:30am. Grab a cup of coffee in the lobby of the KiMo Theatre as you share time with people who were strangers on day one – but now feel like old friends.

Time

Sunday: 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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welcome back Morning welcome Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:04 am

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Every morning you have two choices…

1) continue your sleep with dreams or
2) WAKE UP and chase your dreams.

The choice is yours.

Good morning!

Time

Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:04 am

THE

Speaker

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Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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18-minute The Generosity Paradox Sunday: 10:04 am - 10:23 am

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill

What is it, deep within us all, that knows we should give more freely? We all know, “It is better to give than receive.” So why do we struggle with being generous?

It turns out that giving isn’t just good ethics, it’s good science. So what happens when we guard our knowledge and talent? By protecting ourselves, do we actually make ourselves more vulnerable to misfortune?

As creatives, we have much to offer. We have ideas. Ideas that matter. And when we understand the paradoxical nature of generosity, we will realize it’s always been our calling to set aside our fears and freely give our creativity to better our world – and ourselves.

Join Joel Pilger, Director/DP at Impossible as he explores the life of one creative taking two very different paths.

 

 

Time

Sunday: 10:04 am - 10:23 am

THE

Speaker

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Joel Pilger

I started making commercial movies when i was just 10 years old. Fast forward to today and i’m still a young entrepreneur at heart, pointing cameras at stuff and telling stories.

I love producing authentic and emotionally resonating images on behalf of entertainment clients in the broadcast and cable industry. A big lesson i’ve learned from the entertainment industry is absolutely relevant to every industry: moving images are what move audiences.

Over the past 20 years, i’ve run creative companies (most notably, my production company impossible pictures), built creative teams as well as helmed hundreds of promos, integrations, upfronts, show packages, network rebrands, commercials and branded content.

In addition to being an creative executive producer, I’m also known to occasionally jump in as an accomplished director and/or a director of photography with a penchant for the red dragon and the mōvi.

I have been blessed with a variety of Emmy, PromaxBDA, Addy, Art Directors and other awards along my journey.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Joel Pilger Sunday: 10:23 am - 10:46 am

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Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

First up today is an 8 minute interview with Joel Pilger, followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Sunday: 10:23 am - 10:46 am

THE

Speakers

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Joel Pilger

I started making commercial movies when i was just 10 years old. Fast forward to today and i’m still a young entrepreneur at heart, pointing cameras at stuff and telling stories.

I love producing authentic and emotionally resonating images on behalf of entertainment clients in the broadcast and cable industry. A big lesson i’ve learned from the entertainment industry is absolutely relevant to every industry: moving images are what move audiences.

Over the past 20 years, i’ve run creative companies (most notably, my production company impossible pictures), built creative teams as well as helmed hundreds of promos, integrations, upfronts, show packages, network rebrands, commercials and branded content.

In addition to being an creative executive producer, I’m also known to occasionally jump in as an accomplished director and/or a director of photography with a penchant for the red dragon and the mōvi.

I have been blessed with a variety of Emmy, PromaxBDA, Addy, Art Directors and other awards along my journey.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Sunday: 10:46 am - 10:51 am

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You’ve got 5 minutes! Stand-up. Stretch. But don’t go far…our next talk is only minutes away!

Time

Sunday: 10:46 am - 10:51 am

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18-minute Designing Your Life Sunday: 10:55 am - 11:13 am

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Maria Rapetskaya, creative director at Undefined Creative, did something many of us have never even thought about. She decided to take on the most monumental design project of her career: designing her life.

As creatives, we all strive for some semblance of work-life balance. But how many of us have taken the time to make this a reality?

Join Maria as she shares insight on how to make the dream of life in balance – a reality.

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Sunday: 10:55 am - 11:13 am

THE

Speaker

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Maria Rapetskaya

My first career choice is nomad.
My second choice is motion graphics designer.
My third is entrepreneur.

…I juggle two and a half out of the three.

I stumbled on my second choice on the first day of my first real job in 1998. I opened After
Effects for the first time and was asked to create a type animation. I guess I did alright,
because from then on I was referred to as “type girl.”

I reached my third choice in 2005, when I started my own boutique firm. Together with my big
plans for great work, my focus on quality of life shaped my company philosophy. I learned to
let myself reap the rewards of being my own boss, which brought me closer to career #1.
While I haven’t managed to become a full-time nomad AND run a successful business, I have
found my way to forty six countries so far.

Well, forty seven.

I was born in Leningrad, USSR, but both got erased from the map since. Now I consider
myself a native New Yorker and this place isn’t likely to change its name for a very, very long
time.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Maria Rapetskaya Sunday: 11:14 am - 11:37 am

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

Next up we have an 8 minute interview with Maria Rapetskaya followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Sunday: 11:14 am - 11:37 am

THE

Speakers

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Maria Rapetskaya

My first career choice is nomad.
My second choice is motion graphics designer.
My third is entrepreneur.

…I juggle two and a half out of the three.

I stumbled on my second choice on the first day of my first real job in 1998. I opened After
Effects for the first time and was asked to create a type animation. I guess I did alright,
because from then on I was referred to as “type girl.”

I reached my third choice in 2005, when I started my own boutique firm. Together with my big
plans for great work, my focus on quality of life shaped my company philosophy. I learned to
let myself reap the rewards of being my own boss, which brought me closer to career #1.
While I haven’t managed to become a full-time nomad AND run a successful business, I have
found my way to forty six countries so far.

Well, forty seven.

I was born in Leningrad, USSR, but both got erased from the map since. Now I consider
myself a native New Yorker and this place isn’t likely to change its name for a very, very long
time.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Sunday: 11:37 am - 11:42 am

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Don’t go far! Just 5 minutes before our next talk!

Time

Sunday: 11:37 am - 11:42 am

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18-minute Studio Projects: Looking Out My Back Door Sunday: 11:47 am - 12:05 pm

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Last year the team at Roger lead by creative director Ariel Costa, participated in the Videophonic showcase at PromaxBDA. The goal of the project was to create a video for a song that existed pre-MTV.

The decision to take on this project was based on creating consciously. For Roger, it provided the opportunity to separate studio work from commercial work as a means to explore new techniques.

Ariel and his team took the fully animated route to create a piece for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s song, Lookin’ Out My Back Door. Ariel’s music video was inspired by his love of fantasy books, particularly Rip Van Winkle. In the classic tale, a man awakes after several years of sleep to find that he is old and the world around him has completely changed. Ariel’s animated twist on the tale draws from his personal experiences.

Did it pay of? You betcha.

As planned, the team not only explored a variety of new techniques. Oh – and it took the award for Best Video Clip in the 2014 Bass Awards!

 

Time

Sunday: 11:47 am - 12:05 pm

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Speaker

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Ariel Costa

Ariel Costa is an award winning director, graphic artist and motion designer whose animated works include music videos, commercials and broadcast design. With over 8 years of experience he has collaborated creatively with major studios and agencies worldwide.

In 2007, he founded Studio Nitro in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His company specialized in high-end design and animation for international brands and networks (Nike Adidas, MTV and VH1 among many others). After launching his own studio, he worked for notable studios such as Tendril and Lobo before heading to the US.

In 2013 Costa, took his talents to Los Angeles, joining Roger as an Associate Creative Director. At Roger his presence is felt both as a creative lead and as a hands on designer and animator. Costa’s brand of expressive design and animation is a welcome fit for Roger, a studio known for it’s playful approach.

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discussion Interview & Audience Discussion: Ariel Costa Sunday: 12:06 pm - 12:29 pm

Details

Our speakers are amazing talented creatives, willing to share their insight. And after each talk – they’ve agreed to do just that.

Next up for day three at motion, we have an 8 minute interview with Ariel Costa, followed by 15 minutes of audience discussion and Q&A.

Enjoy!

Time

Sunday: 12:06 pm - 12:29 pm

THE

Speaker

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Ariel Costa

Ariel Costa is an award winning director, graphic artist and motion designer whose animated works include music videos, commercials and broadcast design. With over 8 years of experience he has collaborated creatively with major studios and agencies worldwide.

In 2007, he founded Studio Nitro in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His company specialized in high-end design and animation for international brands and networks (Nike Adidas, MTV and VH1 among many others). After launching his own studio, he worked for notable studios such as Tendril and Lobo before heading to the US.

In 2013 Costa, took his talents to Los Angeles, joining Roger as an Associate Creative Director. At Roger his presence is felt both as a creative lead and as a hands on designer and animator. Costa’s brand of expressive design and animation is a welcome fit for Roger, a studio known for it’s playful approach.

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break Lunch on your own Sunday: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Details

There’s lots of great places to eat near the KiMo Theatre. Grab some fellow attendees, add in a dash of motion speakers, and you’ve got the makings for a great lunch!

Time

Sunday: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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welcome back Welcome back + giveaways Sunday: 2:00 pm - 2:06 pm

Details

Welcome back! We’re ready to start our next segment…but before we do so, it’s time for some giveaways! We have over $7500 in software and giveaways this year at motion! Don’t miss it!

Time

Sunday: 2:00 pm - 2:06 pm

THE

Speaker

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Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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project breakdown Breakdown: motion Show Open – Technique Sunday: 2:07 pm - 2:37 pm

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Each year, one studio is selected to be the motion Featured Artist. Their task? To create what we loosely refer to as the motion show open – a piece that is the artist’s interpretation of our tagline: feed your creative brain.

This year, the studio that came out on top was Santa Monica based STATE Design – a boutique design and animation studio led by creative director Marcel Ziul.

You’ve heard two sessions in our three part series: The motion Show Open. Listen in as Marcel shares some actual techniques he used in creating this year’s // feed your creative brain // show open.

Time

Sunday: 2:07 pm - 2:37 pm

THE

Speaker

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Marcel Ziul

I am Marcel Ziul – Creative Director at STATE Design. I was originally from Brazil, and am currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

I began my career in 2004 immediately after graduating from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba. I worked at some of the top production companies in Brazil – Conspiracao Filmes, Mixer, Blackmaria. In 2007 I was selected as one of the “rising creatives in motion graphics” by Computer Arts Magazine (UK).

That same year I was invited to join the creative team at Belief Design in Santa Monica, CA. I packed up my life and moved to LA to work as an art director overseeing projects, design teams and the delivery of great quality work.

Fast forward two years. It was time to creatively challenge myself more – I entered the freelance world and pursued my strengths as an Art Director/Designer/Animator. It’s turned out to be the most amazing highlight of my career. I’ve collaborated with top companies, studios, and people from around the globe. In 2012 I was rewarded for my efforts by being nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

My diverse work experiences have developed my aesthetic in delivering modern and sophisticated spots with unique detail and design.

When I’m not working, I ride my bicycle with The Fireflies West. If you drive around the westside or in Malibu, I’m sure you’ve seen me on the road!

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discussion Discussion | Q&A Sunday: 2:40 pm - 2:55 pm

Details

Last chance! You’ve seen the last of the three part series: The motion Show Open by Marcel Ziul, creative director at STATE Design.

One final opportunity – from concept to completion – what questions were left unanswered?

Time

Sunday: 2:40 pm - 2:55 pm

THE

Speakers

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Marcel Ziul

I am Marcel Ziul – Creative Director at STATE Design. I was originally from Brazil, and am currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

I began my career in 2004 immediately after graduating from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba. I worked at some of the top production companies in Brazil – Conspiracao Filmes, Mixer, Blackmaria. In 2007 I was selected as one of the “rising creatives in motion graphics” by Computer Arts Magazine (UK).

That same year I was invited to join the creative team at Belief Design in Santa Monica, CA. I packed up my life and moved to LA to work as an art director overseeing projects, design teams and the delivery of great quality work.

Fast forward two years. It was time to creatively challenge myself more – I entered the freelance world and pursued my strengths as an Art Director/Designer/Animator. It’s turned out to be the most amazing highlight of my career. I’ve collaborated with top companies, studios, and people from around the globe. In 2012 I was rewarded for my efforts by being nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

My diverse work experiences have developed my aesthetic in delivering modern and sophisticated spots with unique detail and design.

When I’m not working, I ride my bicycle with The Fireflies West. If you drive around the westside or in Malibu, I’m sure you’ve seen me on the road!

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Break Sunday: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Details

It’s time for a short break before we start our afternoon session. See you back in 15!

Time

Sunday: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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welcome back Welcome back + giveaways Sunday: 3:15 pm - 3:19 pm

Details

Welcome back! We’re ready to start our next segment…but before we do so, it’s time for some giveaways! We have over $7500 in software and giveaways this year at motion! Don’t miss it!

Time

Sunday: 3:15 pm - 3:19 pm

THE

Speaker

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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panel Panel: Consciously Creative Sunday: 3:19 pm - 3:38 pm

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What does it mean to be consciously creative?

Throughout the day, you’ve heard talks from Joel Pilger, Maria Rapetskya, and Ariel Costa that touch on this concept.

We invite you to join for the last panel of motion 2014 as we dive a bit deeper into the conversation: What Does it Mean to be Consciously Creative?

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Sunday: 3:19 pm - 3:38 pm

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Speakers

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Joel Pilger

I started making commercial movies when i was just 10 years old. Fast forward to today and i’m still a young entrepreneur at heart, pointing cameras at stuff and telling stories.

I love producing authentic and emotionally resonating images on behalf of entertainment clients in the broadcast and cable industry. A big lesson i’ve learned from the entertainment industry is absolutely relevant to every industry: moving images are what move audiences.

Over the past 20 years, i’ve run creative companies (most notably, my production company impossible pictures), built creative teams as well as helmed hundreds of promos, integrations, upfronts, show packages, network rebrands, commercials and branded content.

In addition to being an creative executive producer, I’m also known to occasionally jump in as an accomplished director and/or a director of photography with a penchant for the red dragon and the mōvi.

I have been blessed with a variety of Emmy, PromaxBDA, Addy, Art Directors and other awards along my journey.

Maria Rapetskaya

My first career choice is nomad.
My second choice is motion graphics designer.
My third is entrepreneur.

…I juggle two and a half out of the three.

I stumbled on my second choice on the first day of my first real job in 1998. I opened After
Effects for the first time and was asked to create a type animation. I guess I did alright,
because from then on I was referred to as “type girl.”

I reached my third choice in 2005, when I started my own boutique firm. Together with my big
plans for great work, my focus on quality of life shaped my company philosophy. I learned to
let myself reap the rewards of being my own boss, which brought me closer to career #1.
While I haven’t managed to become a full-time nomad AND run a successful business, I have
found my way to forty six countries so far.

Well, forty seven.

I was born in Leningrad, USSR, but both got erased from the map since. Now I consider
myself a native New Yorker and this place isn’t likely to change its name for a very, very long
time.

Ariel Costa

Ariel Costa is an award winning director, graphic artist and motion designer whose animated works include music videos, commercials and broadcast design. With over 8 years of experience he has collaborated creatively with major studios and agencies worldwide.

In 2007, he founded Studio Nitro in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His company specialized in high-end design and animation for international brands and networks (Nike Adidas, MTV and VH1 among many others). After launching his own studio, he worked for notable studios such as Tendril and Lobo before heading to the US.

In 2013 Costa, took his talents to Los Angeles, joining Roger as an Associate Creative Director. At Roger his presence is felt both as a creative lead and as a hands on designer and animator. Costa’s brand of expressive design and animation is a welcome fit for Roger, a studio known for it’s playful approach.

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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discussion Audience discussion Sunday: 3:39 pm - 3:54 pm

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While you were listening to Joel, Maria and Ariel, questions – as well as alternative viewpoints probably came to mind.

A unique part of the motion experience is audience discussion – your chance to ask questions and share your unique perspective. Please join in!

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Sunday: 3:39 pm - 3:54 pm

THE

Speakers

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

Joel Pilger

I started making commercial movies when i was just 10 years old. Fast forward to today and i’m still a young entrepreneur at heart, pointing cameras at stuff and telling stories.

I love producing authentic and emotionally resonating images on behalf of entertainment clients in the broadcast and cable industry. A big lesson i’ve learned from the entertainment industry is absolutely relevant to every industry: moving images are what move audiences.

Over the past 20 years, i’ve run creative companies (most notably, my production company impossible pictures), built creative teams as well as helmed hundreds of promos, integrations, upfronts, show packages, network rebrands, commercials and branded content.

In addition to being an creative executive producer, I’m also known to occasionally jump in as an accomplished director and/or a director of photography with a penchant for the red dragon and the mōvi.

I have been blessed with a variety of Emmy, PromaxBDA, Addy, Art Directors and other awards along my journey.

Maria Rapetskaya

My first career choice is nomad.
My second choice is motion graphics designer.
My third is entrepreneur.

…I juggle two and a half out of the three.

I stumbled on my second choice on the first day of my first real job in 1998. I opened After
Effects for the first time and was asked to create a type animation. I guess I did alright,
because from then on I was referred to as “type girl.”

I reached my third choice in 2005, when I started my own boutique firm. Together with my big
plans for great work, my focus on quality of life shaped my company philosophy. I learned to
let myself reap the rewards of being my own boss, which brought me closer to career #1.
While I haven’t managed to become a full-time nomad AND run a successful business, I have
found my way to forty six countries so far.

Well, forty seven.

I was born in Leningrad, USSR, but both got erased from the map since. Now I consider
myself a native New Yorker and this place isn’t likely to change its name for a very, very long
time.

Ariel Costa

Ariel Costa is an award winning director, graphic artist and motion designer whose animated works include music videos, commercials and broadcast design. With over 8 years of experience he has collaborated creatively with major studios and agencies worldwide.

In 2007, he founded Studio Nitro in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His company specialized in high-end design and animation for international brands and networks (Nike Adidas, MTV and VH1 among many others). After launching his own studio, he worked for notable studios such as Tendril and Lobo before heading to the US.

In 2013 Costa, took his talents to Los Angeles, joining Roger as an Associate Creative Director. At Roger his presence is felt both as a creative lead and as a hands on designer and animator. Costa’s brand of expressive design and animation is a welcome fit for Roger, a studio known for it’s playful approach.

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show close Break Sunday: 3:54 pm - 4:04 pm

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Time for one last 10 minute break before the motion show close. See you soon!

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Sunday: 3:54 pm - 4:04 pm

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break The Big Picture Sunday: 4:06 pm - 4:26 pm

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As motion 2014 draws to a close, we’ll look back on the experience from a different perspective: The Big Picture.

During the past three days, you’ve heard unique insight from industry pros. You’ve gotten a behind-the-scenes view into some amazingly creative projects. You’ve ask questions and shared your own insight.

As you prepare to go home – back to your ‘pre-motion‘ life, don’t forget to pack the motion experience with you. Your creative brain has been fed. Your creative soul has been revitalized. Use this to make the life you envision as a creative – a reality.

The big picture may not come into focus immediately. It comes with time. Nurture your vision.

 

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Sunday: 4:06 pm - 4:26 pm

THE

Speaker

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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discussion Audience Discussion Sunday: 4:27 pm - 4:47 pm

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It’s your final chance to ask questions. But this time, you can ask any of the motion 2014 speakers!

Pick their brains. Share your insight. Engage!

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Sunday: 4:27 pm - 4:47 pm

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Speakers

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Cecelia Ottenweller

“You have so many gifts for the world… But, please don’t start the bathroom renovation while I’m gone.”

After 25 years together, my sweetheart “gets” me. It’s not that he doesn’t think I’m capable, he just knows my methods might be a little unorthodox and indirect… I’ve attempted and succeeded at a number of wacky pursuits and have found a variety of ways to express my talents: I’m a senior consultant for HexaGroup, a split personality Creative/Technical agency in Houston Texas. I apply both sides of my brain, speak “engineer” quite well, work with senior executives to craft communication strategies, am a user interface designer, and love to work directly with clients to dream up — and make real — the wacky projects they might have in my mind (usually for a smaller budget than I would prefer, but that’s the real world for you…)

There’s been a variety of odd jobs in preparation for this one, but isn’t that the way a person builds a “creative” career? Several years as a broadcaster while earning a degree in anthropology… A museum educator for 5 years where I wrangled snakes, alligators, fourth graders, home school parents, and an antiquated planetarium projector…a stint developing public programming for Jungian analysts that helped me become better acquainted with my Shadow and Animus…

But Charles is right… I’m a little sloppy with crowbars. But then, no one is perfect!

Marcel Ziul

I am Marcel Ziul – Creative Director at STATE Design. I was originally from Brazil, and am currently living in Santa Monica, CA.

I began my career in 2004 immediately after graduating from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba. I worked at some of the top production companies in Brazil – Conspiracao Filmes, Mixer, Blackmaria. In 2007 I was selected as one of the “rising creatives in motion graphics” by Computer Arts Magazine (UK).

That same year I was invited to join the creative team at Belief Design in Santa Monica, CA. I packed up my life and moved to LA to work as an art director overseeing projects, design teams and the delivery of great quality work.

Fast forward two years. It was time to creatively challenge myself more – I entered the freelance world and pursued my strengths as an Art Director/Designer/Animator. It’s turned out to be the most amazing highlight of my career. I’ve collaborated with top companies, studios, and people from around the globe. In 2012 I was rewarded for my efforts by being nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

My diverse work experiences have developed my aesthetic in delivering modern and sophisticated spots with unique detail and design.

When I’m not working, I ride my bicycle with The Fireflies West. If you drive around the westside or in Malibu, I’m sure you’ve seen me on the road!

Alberto Scirocco

I am fortunate to come from a family that values creativity and has a history of design of more than 500 years – in fact, one of my ancestors was an architect working on the construction of St. Peters Square in Vatican City in 1586.

As a teenager, I began my artistic career with graffiti. At 16, I started getting permits to paint on abandoned structures by the city, culminating a year later with being asked to exhibit at La Triennale di Milano, a citywide art event held every three years.

My passion has always come from the fine art side of creativity and I think a lot of this aesthetic shows in the work of leftchannel. My desire for building the studio was to explore the field of motion design and to push it beyond purely commercial applications. Our focus has been to seamlessly blend illustration, painting and sculpture into our digital work, which I think has helped define our distinctive perspective and has led to our global appeal.

We are not everything to everybody – we are unique in our approach and that’s why clients seek us out from all over the world. The depth of our aesthetic can be seen in our projects that are opposing in style and design such as Blissful (dark and conceptual) and Natural Resources Defense Council (light and playful).

In addition to leftchannel, I have taught motion design for 10 years at Columbus College of Art & Design – the same school I graduated from. Many teachers there were fundamental to my artistic development and I want to contribute to the next generation of designers in the same way.

You hear all the time that every good idea has been done before. I disagree. I do think that when a good idea shows up on the market a lot of people tend to feel compelled to do it over and over. I believe that there are always endless possibilities in design and when you see this you tend to look at the world with a sense of abundance.

Mark Coleran

Mark is a multidisciplinary designer working across domains …from identity and branding, type, motion graphics, visual effects and concept user interfaces in film – to user experience, interaction, software and visual design.

Mark is the visionary designer noted for the creation of fantasy user interfaces in films as such as Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, The Island, Mission Impossible 3, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and many more, crossing the lines between futurism and realizing those visions in films in a practical and believable way. After also working closely with the developers of tools used in design, animation and visual effects to help realize that work, turned in 2007 to focus on software design, spending 3 years working with Gridiron Software in Canada on the award winning workflow application Flow.

Currently based in the Bay Area, Mark is always exploring new ways to share his unique vision with the world.

Brian Bowman

With a background in animation and architecture, my projects often reside in-between the visual and the spatial. My work ranges from stereoscopic film-making to immersive built environments, creating visceral experiences for advertising and entertainment.

I have been a Creative Director at Digital Kitchen, Spontaneous and currently Trollbäck+Company. My list of clients include Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, GE, Microsoft, HBO, and Kanye West amongst many others.

Michael Waldron

When I saw my first skateboard deck I fell in love with design. The film, music and skateboard culture was a heavy influence in my decision to attend the art school at VCU. In the middle of my college years, the school and industry were slowly making a shift from handmade fine art and print to computerized animation. I saw this as an excellent opportunity to broaden my knowledge and my interests expanded into architecture and moving image.

Right after college I was fortunate to have started my career in the news and promo department of a local CBS News affiliate, WTVR, in Richmond. Working my way up as the night graphics artist to the Art Director within a year made me realize that there was a career for my passion and that television was a thriving medium. After three years of leading the team to Emmy award winning news coverage I wanted to again expand my opportunities and decided to move to New York. The transition from small town to the big city happened at a fever pitch, I landed at The Diecks Group as a permalance designer which quickly turned into an Art Director role. The experience helped garner the studio many awards but it also provided me with a wealth of knowledge of running a studio. In turn that knowledge provided me an entrepreneurial drive to start my own company.

In 2002 I co-founded nailgun*, a motion design collective that filled the needs of ad agencies and broadcast network for motion graphics. As the demand for our creative grew, we cultivated a team to include a great mix of international artist that help build the nailgun* brand. Our cutting edge work and team won many international awards (Type Directors Club, PromaxBDA and Graphic Design Magazine) for clients such as ESPN, Spike, Nicktoons, Weiden & Kennedy, Crispin Porter and McCann Erickson. As the scale of work and markets changed, the company expanded and my role changed from not just Creative Director but to Live Action Director as well.

I’ve been accused of having a very dry wit and a skewed perspective on life and art. This talent/curse has helped me in my ability to give lectures to schools like Parsons, VCU, and Ringling College as well as conferences like PromaxBDA, Motion, and AIGA. That seemingly decent grasp of comedy led me to the Laugh More network TV Land as the VP Creative Director of Art and Design. I oversee all aspects of the visual identity of TV Land as well as all campaigns for On-Air, Off Air and digital as well as directing shoots with TV Land talent like Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Richards and Kirstie Alley. In the last 2 years I’ve also used my talent for finding and mixing the right group of talent together to create more award winning work the same way I did while working for a small company.

In my spare time I teach motion graphics in the Masters program at The NewSchool. This work has allowed me to give back and also stay fresh while teaching young talent.

Kanen Flowers

Kanen oversees the creative content produced by That Studio. He is the creator of Hero Punk and 18:20. In a previous life, he founded nCircle and later, Scruffy.TV – where he was the creator of That Media Show and The Scruffy Shows, which included Flight Club. Kanen is on the Adobe Advisory Board for Video. He uses Audition, Premiere and After Effects and Imagineer System’s Mocha Pro and Maxon Cinema 4D. He writes his screenplays in #Fountain using Slugline, then imports them into Adobe Story for scheduling and collaboration.

In 2014, Kanen founded That Studio – with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen is helping new and existing artists get their content onto the Internet.

Kanen wishes this bio were more creative and he had more time to be clever.

Joel Pilger

I started making commercial movies when i was just 10 years old. Fast forward to today and i’m still a young entrepreneur at heart, pointing cameras at stuff and telling stories.

I love producing authentic and emotionally resonating images on behalf of entertainment clients in the broadcast and cable industry. A big lesson i’ve learned from the entertainment industry is absolutely relevant to every industry: moving images are what move audiences.

Over the past 20 years, i’ve run creative companies (most notably, my production company impossible pictures), built creative teams as well as helmed hundreds of promos, integrations, upfronts, show packages, network rebrands, commercials and branded content.

In addition to being an creative executive producer, I’m also known to occasionally jump in as an accomplished director and/or a director of photography with a penchant for the red dragon and the mōvi.

I have been blessed with a variety of Emmy, PromaxBDA, Addy, Art Directors and other awards along my journey.

Maria Rapetskaya

My first career choice is nomad.
My second choice is motion graphics designer.
My third is entrepreneur.

…I juggle two and a half out of the three.

I stumbled on my second choice on the first day of my first real job in 1998. I opened After
Effects for the first time and was asked to create a type animation. I guess I did alright,
because from then on I was referred to as “type girl.”

I reached my third choice in 2005, when I started my own boutique firm. Together with my big
plans for great work, my focus on quality of life shaped my company philosophy. I learned to
let myself reap the rewards of being my own boss, which brought me closer to career #1.
While I haven’t managed to become a full-time nomad AND run a successful business, I have
found my way to forty six countries so far.

Well, forty seven.

I was born in Leningrad, USSR, but both got erased from the map since. Now I consider
myself a native New Yorker and this place isn’t likely to change its name for a very, very long
time.

Ariel Costa

Ariel Costa is an award winning director, graphic artist and motion designer whose animated works include music videos, commercials and broadcast design. With over 8 years of experience he has collaborated creatively with major studios and agencies worldwide.

In 2007, he founded Studio Nitro in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His company specialized in high-end design and animation for international brands and networks (Nike Adidas, MTV and VH1 among many others). After launching his own studio, he worked for notable studios such as Tendril and Lobo before heading to the US.

In 2013 Costa, took his talents to Los Angeles, joining Roger as an Associate Creative Director. At Roger his presence is felt both as a creative lead and as a hands on designer and animator. Costa’s brand of expressive design and animation is a welcome fit for Roger, a studio known for it’s playful approach.

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show close What’s Next Sunday: 4:57 pm - 5:00 pm

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Before motion 2014 officially comes to a close, get a glimpse of motion 2015!

We’ve got some exciting news in store…you won’t want to miss this!

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Sunday: 4:57 pm - 5:00 pm

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Speaker

CLICK ON THE SPEAKER TO FIND OUT MORE

Elaine Montoya

I’ve been described as a “right-down-the-middle-left-brain/right-brain creative technologist”. But since the right-brain/left-brain myth has been debunked in recent years, I prefer to think of myself simply as a creative. Someone who needs to feed both the stereotypical left brain and the stereotypical right brain.

Have I always been this way? It would seem so. I started my college career at the University of NM with a NASA scholarship in computer science and electrical engineering –  satiating my left brain with logical, precise, and structured skill sets. But after graduating, my right brain screamed ‘what about me!’ Not one to ignore the whole-brain, I went on to earn a second degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado.

Next chapter: Art Director for ad agencies. Founder of the visual design firm Zocoloco Studios. Won numerous awards. Was published in HOW Magazine. Taught at The Art Center. All fun stuff!

Now, almost three decades later, life is filled with a wide range of seemingly juxtaposed experiences ranging from After Effects to AWS, PHP to print design, MySQL to motion graphics and video post-production.

Up until 10 years ago, I thought I was an anomaly. But I’ve since found out I am not alone. I am a creative. It is who I am.

Thus began the voyage of the motion.tv network. Its mission: to explore innovative thoughts, to seek out creative minds and new inspirations, to boldly go where no creative has gone before. And for the past seven years, we’ve done just that – providing content that feeds your creative brain on motion.tv, creating a place for those working in motion pictures and broadcast to get the latest industry news on cg+news, streaming live shows like the annual Made with After Effects Awards, and most importantly, giving birth to motion…a place where people – not unlike myself – can come together each August and celebrate who we are: creatives.

A principal at Zocoloco Studios. The Chief Imagination Officer at motion.tv. A teacher. A speaker. A writer. A motivator. I am happiest when I can truly create – and equally as delighted when other creatives remember what that experience is like, and are inspired to do the same.

I am Elaine Montoya. I am a creative.

…and I am honored to be your host for motion 2014.

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break Dinner on Your Own Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Even though motion 2014 has officially come to a close, the motion After Party is still to come!

But first, go to dinner with your newly found lifetime motion friends! We’ll see you in a couple of hours…

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Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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social motion After Party Sunday: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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One more party! Join speakers and fellow attendees at the Ice Lounge – a contemporary relaxing lounge located at the DoubleTree by Hilton – a short walk from the KiMo Theatre.

Complimentary admission is provided to motion General Admission tickets holders. For all other ticket holders and guests, please purchase your tickets in advance online. The cost is $10 and includes admission and (2) drink tickets.

All attendees must be 21+ and motion badges are required.

It’s the perfect finale for your motion experience!

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Sunday: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Speakers

Creative. Talented. Generous. The speakers of motion 2014.

motion is known for assembling the brightest and most creative minds.

this year is no exception…

motion speakers are some of the most creative thinkers and innovators today. A concept borrowed from TED, each speaker is on stage for 18 minutes sharing their unique perspective on subjects they’re passionate about. Innovative ideas that revitalize the creative muse.

Throughout the year, we curate an amazing cast of speakers and choreograph talks and events that are creatively intertwined to // feed your creative brain //. From talks to previz breakdowns, interactive discussions to networking events – our goal is to ensure that each year we continue to provide a uniquely creative experience in an intimate and beautiful setting.

Past speakers include Imaginary Forces Creative Director Karin Fong, Patrick Hanenberger Production Designer at DreamWorks Animation, Ntropic Founder/Creative Director Nate Robinson, Pioneering FUI Designer Mark Coleran, Zoic Studios Founder & VFX Supervisor Andrew Orloff, Legendary Disney Animator Dan Haskett, TV Land Creative Director Michael Waldron, Film Director Mark Tapio Kines, Actor Steven Michael Quesada from Breaking Bad, Picture Mill Creative Director William Lebeda, Greg Gunn Director at Blind, creatives from Sony Picture Imageworks, and Psyop, yU+co. View the complete list of past motion speakers »

To apply or nominate a speaker, please fill out the recommendation form.

We are proud to announce, the first wave of the motion 2014 creative visionaries. With more on the way!

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Mark Coleran

Samsung

Brian Bowman

Trollback+Company

Kanen Flowers

That Studio

Alberto Scirocco

leftchannel

Marcel Ziul

STATE Design

Michael Waldron

TV Land

Cecelia Ottenweller

HexaGroup

Joel Pilger

Impossible Pictures

Ariel Costa

Roger

Maria Rapetskaya

Undefined Creative

Michael Rosen

Samplistic Media

Chris Meyer

Crish Design

Trish Meyer

Crish Design

Ed Rhine

Freed Motion

Vinícius Naldi

Roger LA

Elaine Montoya

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motion speakers are some of the most creative thinkers and innovators today. A concept borrowed from TED, each speaker is on stage for 18 minutes sharing their unique perspective on subjects they’re passionate about. Innovative ideas that revitalize the creative muse. Each year we curate an eclectic mix of creatives to speak at motion. If […]

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We’re excited to announce the motion 2014 hotel headquarters!

DoubleTree by Hilton!

All the motion 2014 action takes place at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown ABQ. Built in 1927 as a vaudeville theatre and movie palace, this culturally rich theater provides a unique creative atmosphere – perfectly suited for the motion experience.

Each year we also select a hotel venue. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be back at DoubleTree by Hilton for motion 2014!

Modern surroundings, warm hospitality and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie await your arrival at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque. Albuquerque International Sunport is 4.5 miles from the hotel, and airport shuttle service is available by calling the hotel directly from 5:00am until 12:00am daily. Offering stunning views of the Sandia Mountains, this Albuquerque hotel provides a unique, relaxing setting in the heart of the city. Make yourself at home in a guest room with complimentary WiFi and amenities for work and relaxation. Drink some Starbucks coffee at Onyx Café, or gather with friends and colleagues at ICE Lounge, enjoying the contemporary decor and range of refreshing ice-cold drinks. Sample New Mexican and coastal California cuisine at La Oja Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Work out in the fitness center on the latest equipment or swim laps in the seasonal outdoor pool.

The promo code for motion 2014 group rates is included in your registration letter.

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