Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Rick’s Personal Project in Progress

From: Creative Inspirations: Rick Morris, Motion Graphics Designer

Video: Rick’s Personal Project in Progress

(Music playing.) This is just a short ways off from being complete. It's still a work in progress. I think we all know that. Concept wise, I don't think it's been the first time it's ever been approached but it meant a lot to me. Because it breaks down the three components I think that are essential to design, even beyond design. Just life, everything that makes up what I sort of surround myself with and consume. And those three components would be the graphic, the physical, the architectural.

Rick’s Personal Project in Progress

(Music playing.) This is just a short ways off from being complete. It's still a work in progress. I think we all know that. Concept wise, I don't think it's been the first time it's ever been approached but it meant a lot to me. Because it breaks down the three components I think that are essential to design, even beyond design. Just life, everything that makes up what I sort of surround myself with and consume. And those three components would be the graphic, the physical, the architectural.

I think not only do they live independently but they combine so beautifully together. But there is those moments, just like those moments where you might look out of the window and catch something flying by that just makes beautiful sense, that I'll catch a hook or a loop or something that makes me think. That inspires some sort of graphic thinking, you know, maybe just brings a visual to mind. There is always music at the beginning with me, of everything I do, some way, somehow.

Basically, I started putting some shapes together, different combinations of randomness, just to see where that would lead to. And at this point we're already kind of imagining what the physical relationship to these buildings and the potential for that might be. It's about just kind of opening up a vernacular that you can articulate and somehow find a narrative in. Those are three big words right there. I had somebody at my disposal who was a pal. He gave us a little green screen time. And once we had sort of like gone on some location scouting and whatnot, things were all starting to make sense so we kind of knew what direction to take her in.

The last component was just kind of figuring out where and how the graphic pieces were going to fit in. This was one of many tests done in After Effects just to kind of like get a sort of organic algorithm flow. This is where things were laid out in a linear fashion, a little bit more comprehensively, with a little bit more insight, just putting all the focus and attention on the actual elements themselves and it really was an exercise in transitions.

The transitions of the metamorphosis of graphical going into human, the human aspect turning into architectural because they so much share the same properties, as far as I mean, runway models when they strike poses they are so close to architectural wonders, you know, how those things were conceived and this was really a nice opportunity to go and start to like really put the graphic attention on the aspect of the architectural things vice-versa.

Now everything just kind of overlapped, crisscrossed and related to one another. The shape of the buildings once again afforded the opportunity to just get into this geometric kind of choppiness with the graphics. Finding some small slight little detail that would just kind of like be abstract in proportion in relationship to the physical thing. Openness, just opening this up to just negative space again and getting into the beauty of just the basic essential elements I surround myself with, the form, the shape and the color of things that all seem to make sense together.

Basically, diminishing, diminishing, diminishing and sort of ending where we began so we've got one continuous loop. So I've reached this point. Obviously, there is shooting to be done, there is animation to be done. Now I am going to start getting a little bit more systematic about how I find and see my way through this piece. Ultimately, it's going to be a finished piece. It's going to be a short film. To what duration running time I am certain just yet. I am going to let the music kind of dictate that and just, you know, let them move together.

And if it becomes a beautiful loop, maybe an environmental installation. If it becomes a nice narrative piece, who knows? A short I can put out into the world or enter into festivals, so that's always a nice thing to do. And if it's just a mood piece that just kind of inspires people and makes people kind of think and swing with it, I will put it up on the internet and just let it float it around and see where it goes from there. So those are my goals.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Creative Inspirations: Rick Morris, Motion Graphics Designer.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.