We all know how rushy could be this period of the year. Everybody is running to get the perfect gift for friends, trying to finish with school commitments or planning for Christmas dinners. The world itself is making us even more stressed with so many changes going on in such a short period of time, to which we feel we need to adapt.
Business wise instead, everyone is very busy in finalising the last projects before the break and in sending the most original Merry Xmas newsletter.
Megomotion have chosen to take a different route this year.
With no rush at all, we thought to select and please only one of our friends, Scream for Pizza.
It is well known that our founder is from Naples and these two ladies have so often made him feel at home.
We wanted to thank them for the effort they made in learning how to make the authentic Neapolitan pizza, which eventually was recognised as Unesco’s “intangible cultural heritage”. These British ‘pizzaiole’ can be very proud of their pizza because it is the best you can get outside the Neapolitan borders.
We created this short advert to thank Alex and Vicky for their great job and wish them Merry Christmas!
The iconic representation of the cigarette has evolved; now cigarettes are e-cigs and they’re vaped (we’re not smoking anymore, we’re vaping!!!). People that use them are now considered as mechanic engineers – building their own components to power their vaping experience! E-cigs have also changed our perception of smoking – you can now vape indoor. You could become the e-version of James Dean and personalise them for your taste and style.
The animation visually explains the rationale, the experiment, the effects and the potential consequences of marine acoustic pollution (underwater noise) on fisheries (seabass).
It is a timing topic in marine science that has recently raised great attention worldwide.
Read the full text here.
Abstract – Anthropogenic noise is a significant pollutant of the world’s oceans, affecting behavioural and physiological traits in a range of species, including anti-predator behaviours. Using the open field test, we investigated the effects of recordings of piling and drilling noise on the anti-predator behaviour of captive juvenile European seabass in response to a visual stimulus (a predatory mimic). The impulsive nature of piling noise triggered a reflexive startle response, which contrasted the behaviour elicited by the continuous drilling noise. When presented with the predatory mimic, fish exposed to both piling and drilling noise explored the experimental arena more extensively than control fish exposed to ambient noise. Fish under drilling and piling conditions also exhibited reduced predator inspection behaviour. Piling and drilling noise-induced stress as measured by ventilation rate. This study provides further evidence that the behaviour and physiology of European seabass is significantly affected by exposure to elevated noise levels.
Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audacity, FFmpegX, Avidemex, VLC.
Freesound.org: markedit – Train upon us.wav; Bosk1 – Wind Houling1.wav; Klankbleeld – traffic horns city nervous busy.wav; Gumballrimpoche – glitchys.wav.
Other sounds used:
Original underwater, piling, ship and boat sounds recorded during the scientific experiment; other sounds created and edited with Audacity.
the panoramic scene, with its reflection in the sea, suggested a sound-wave shape.
2D animation can be fun and humorous, but it can also be very effective when the content is complex.
We tailor our animation to your needs and we add features to make a creative work with a strong message, clever art direction and stunning sound design.
Motion Graphics have today become an invaluable tool for businesses who want to get their message across. Think about an animated logo that reflects your company’s identity with impact; or a fluid, eye-catching stream of information that is guaranteed to stick in your viewer’s mind.
We were really pleased to take part to the projection mapping project commissioned for Photo España 2016, “A Less Familiar History”. The work featured a short film of biological material found mostly in and around the National Library of Madrid, which were grown under “kitchen laboratory” conditions by Louise Mackenzie, an artist that works at the edge between science and fine arts.
The resulting film, combining footage from all samples, was projected and mapped onto the exterior surface of the central façade of the National Library.
Below is an edited and shorter version of the exhibition.
There was not sound during the live installation, therefore the soundtrack has been added in post-editing.
The Rebellious North told of important tales which have developed the history of the North East, as well as the whole country.
The story went from the Romans up to the miners’ strike, exploring key moments such as the arrival of the Vikings, the War of the Roses and the Hexham Riot.
It was an immersive, adventure, featuring the Romans, Vikings, clashing knights, dragons, and familiar landmarks. Auckland Castle was the perfect location to tell the history of the North-East, projected onto the side of the Scottish Wing. Over three nights the Scottish Wing at Auckland Castle was transformed into an atmospheric animation. The audience was taken on a journey through some of the most tempestuous events that have shaped the history of a turbulent land: England.