Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
When visual effects production for this hit Discovery Science series got behind schedule inMotion was called to work a minor miracle. We completed 28 shots in 2 weeks for 2 episodes titled 'How Did We Get Here' and 'Is Time Travel Possible'. With shots ranging from primeval Earth to microscopic organisms it was a challenge that inMotion came through on. Click here to view.
Billy Joel chooses inMotion
inMotion studios is proud to have been selected to design a theatrical logo for Billy Joel's Maritime Pictures. We chose a theme very close to Billy's heart which was something of a risk. The ship seen in the logo is a digital replica of the Alexa, a ship which Billy designed and named after his daughter. We created a custom 2 stage rendering workflow to add a sketch/paining look to the digital model. Click here to view.
inMotion burns rubber for Nat Geo
inMotion continues our relationship with KAOS Entertainment and National Geographic Channel producing graphics for "Ultimate Factories: 2010 Camaro"" and "Ultimate Factories Chevy Volt". For Chevy Volt we did a series of CGI animations showing how the vehicle's unique electric drive works, and how the car's batteries are structured. Click here to view.
inMotion designs The Desert of Forbidden Art
Documentary filmmaker Amanda Pope came to inMotion for titles and graphics for her latest film project. The Desert of Forbidden Art is a story of Soviet repression and one man's mission to rescue works of art banned by the government. inMotion created an opening art-card title, several internal graphics, and animated maps for the film. Click here to view.
Discovery Channel's World's Most Expensive Rides
KAOS Entertainment and Discovery Channel came to us to create a distinctive package for their new series "World's Most Expensive Rides" showing on Discovery HD Theater. The 13 episode series features over thirty unique vehicles, cars, boats, planes, and trucks. inMotion created a show open using live action footage to emphasize the heart pounding thrill of these rides. We also created information graphics for each vehicle (39 in all) highlighting important facts. Click here to view.
inMotion produces playback graphics for Land of the Lost
inMotion Studios recently produced playback animation for Universal Pictures' Land of the Lost. We created an animated presentation which is shown by Dr. Marshall (played by Will Ferrell) to introduce his use of tachyon particles and his time travel device.
Los Angeles Film Festival chooses inMotion 2 years running.
inMotion Studios is proud to have been chosen, for the 2nd year in a row, to design and produce advertising materials for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival. A 30 second spot will air on television, be show with previews at some theaters in LA and on digital billboards around town. Those attending the festival will see the pre-screening trailer before each film at the festival. Click here to view.
inMotion completes titles and VFX for Across the Hall.
inMotion Studios recently completed a main title sequence for neo-noir thriller Across the Hall directed by Alex Merkin. The film's dark tone was reflected in the style of title sequence which combines seamless camera movement with distressed artwork. Click here to view.
inMotion Studios is a boutique motion graphics/animation design and production facility based in Burbank, California. Though young as a company, the three partners share a over 30 years combined experience in the entertainment industry. inMotion Studios provides main title sequences, broadcast graphics and animation, promos and more for the film/television and advertising industries.
STEPHEN FROMKIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Stephen Fromkin began his career as a producer and line producer in the independent film and commercial industry. It was his physical production expertise that brought him to inMotion Studios in December of 2005 as the company expanded beyond its motion graphics backbone and into production. Stephen became a partner, and Chief Executive Officer, of inMotion Studios in February of 2007 and serves in an Executive Producer capacity. While Stephen continues to produce content for film and television on his own, he has brought inMotion Studios into the original content arena as well.
Stephen's background in feature filmmaking began as he exited film school when he produced his first feature film and began his physical production experience. Since then he has worked on numerous independent features, commercials and music videos. He is continuously sought after in the independent feature world as a result of his physical production expertise, technical aptitude and efficient time/money management.
Stephen's success in the film world began as a graduate student with, THE STATE'S CONCEPTION, a short film he wrote, produced and directed. The science-fiction/drama has screened at over thirty film festivals worldwide and amongst various awards, was selected as a Student Academy Awards finalist.
Stephen served as a full-time Adjunct Professor of Film at Boston University's Film School for three years as he began his production career, prior to moving to Los Angeles. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from Clark University and a Master of Fine Arts in film production from Boston University. He currently lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife and two children.
MARCEL VALCARCE (CREATIVE DIRECTOR)
Marcel Valcarce is a veteran of the motion graphic and animation industry. He has worked on over 30 film title sequences in roles ranging from designer/animator, to producer/creative director. At Imaginary Forces he quickly rose to the position of lead 3D animator contributing to the title sequences for Mimic, Flubber, The Avengers, The Horse Whisperer, Lost In Space and many others. As a designer/animator at Kaleidoscope Films, and later as lead artist at Creative Domain, Marcel designed and produced trailer graphics for over 50 films for both theatrical release and television. Marcel has worked on visual effects at Rhythm & Hues studio, and was a lead designer at Pacific Title and Art Studio. In addition to film titles and trailers, Marcel has also worked on many commercials, and television show packages designing and producing both motion graphics and 3D CGI animation.
In 1997 Marcel received an MFA in Digital Art and Animation from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts where he received the Harold Lloyd Scholarship in Animation. His Animated film Silence was selected for the 1999 New York Animation Festival. In 2005 he formed inMotion Studios, Inc. a full service motion graphics/animation design and production company. Since then he has taken on writing, concept development, and live action direction in addition to animation and post-production supervision. Marcel teaches 3D Animation at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Motion Graphics at the Art Institute of Los Angeles.
HAROLD DEJESUS (DESIGN DIRECTOR)
Harold De Jesus studied design at Otis College of Art and Design and was selected for the prestigious Otis Design Group. He has worked as a graphic designer for Saban Entertainment, Greenberg/Schluter Film Design, and Blind Visual Propaganda. He also worked as a broadcast designer/animator for E! Entertainment Television, and art director/title designer at Pacific Title and Art Studios. In 2005 Harold co-founded inMotion Studios and serves the company as one of two Creative Directors. Since that time he has led the design team at inMotion bringing a unique vision to projects for film and television.