A weekly Twitter chat for motion designers

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#mochat 139 – Design Fundamentals

On this week’s #mochat, we hit on design fundamentals and how to brush up on your basic design and animation skills. We got some amazing book recommendations, and talked about how our backgrounds, whether design, film, or something else entirely,… Continue Reading →

#mochat 134 – Scope Creep/Revisions

This week on #mochat we talked about the dread scope creep and keeping client revisions under control. We got some great advice about being up front (and firm!) with your clients, setting and managing expectations and keeping unruly projects in… Continue Reading →

#mochat 130 – Conferences

This week we talked about everybody’s favorite networking, pumping up, inspirational events — industry conferences! There are so many fantastic conferences out there, and figuring out which to attend, how to secure attendance, and how best to take advantage of… Continue Reading →

#mochat 128 – After Effects CC2015

This week on #mochat we talked with #TeamAdobe about the upcoming release of After Effects CC2015 and the new Character Animator. Todd Kopriva posted this extensive list of everything new and changed. Some of the highlights discussed during the chat: Separated… Continue Reading →

#mochat 125 – Photorealism

Working towards photorealism can be very difficult. This week on #mochat, we discussed what can help you get there. Some of the biggest obstacles to overcome are texturing (especially imperfections and reflection), lighting, and render times.  Using Global Illumination and Ambient… Continue Reading →

#mochat 121 – Rates

For this week’s #mochat, we took a look at setting rates, getting what you’re worth, and a host of other issues relating to the business side of working in motion. (Remember to pay your taxes!) There are plenty of ways… Continue Reading →

#mochat 120 – Compositing

This week on #mochat we talked about all things compositing… from keying green screen to sweetening those 3D renders. Some of the tools & tips for helping with keying included Primatte Keyer, or the entire Keying Suite Refine Matte tools in… Continue Reading →

#mochat 119 – Saying No

Sometimes you need to learn to say no. Whether it’s taking too many projects on or trying to finish a project for a client, there are times where we need to communicate that we can’t do something or manage expectations…. Continue Reading →

#mochat 118 – Staying Healthy

When we sit in front of a computer for most of our waking hours, how do we stay healthy? That was the subject of this week’s #mochat. Many of us noted our bad habits—not taking breaks, sitting for too long,… Continue Reading →

#Mochat 115 – Finding Your Niche

For this week’s #mochat, we looked into niches in motion graphics, what they are and if you want/have/need one! The benefits of having a niche are undeniable, but the discussion revealed that it’s more about process, exploration, and finding what… Continue Reading →

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