Things Are Really Moving Now
Being a 2-Dimensional, print and Web graphic designer, I don't know all that much about the world of 3-Dimensional work, let alone film. But I was recently sent a GREAT book from Chronicle Books that wowed the 3-Dimensional pants off me. That book, published by Laurence King Publishing, is called Motion Blur 2.
MB2 is by onedotzero, an organization that maintains and supports the most cutting-edge work in the area of digital moving image. This book is the follow-up to Motion Blur and features more than 25 international filmmakers who are pushing the boundaries of cross-media production (motion graphics, broadcast design, digital film effects, and animation).
Not only is this book beautifully packaged (the felt cover is soft enough to use as a pillow!) the layout and imagery inside is fascinating and extremely awe-inspiring. There is even a DVD hidden in the back cover of the book so you can experience all of the featured studios' work in action.
Motion Blur 2 is a great book that will be of interest to virtually anyone in the graphic design and digital film or motion graphics areas. The suggested $65 price tag is a little hefty, but with over 250 pages, 1,000 color examples and illustrations, and the DVD in the back cover, it may be worth the cash. The packaging and cover is a conversation-piece in itself.