Everything Cinema 4D

Controlling Light Object Intensity with Effectors in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial EJ Hassenfratz explains a couple very simple ways that you can effect Light Objects intensity in Cinema 4D using effectors. He shows you techniques you can use to “turn on/off” lights as well as a gradual light fade on/off. He also goes over another use for this method to create a noise meter animation where meter bars light up and glow, all controlled with an effector. Last he shows how to use a combination of Cappucino & Mograph  to animate the noise meter to look like it’s reacting to crowd noise and how to sync it with a shaking camera as shown in the example.



Behind the Scenes: Alkanoids

Alkanoids is a design studio based in Milan, Italy. Take a look at their impressive reel above, but the true gems are their making of videos down below.

Alkanoids on Behance

Reazione a Catena /// Discovery channel

Kinect Project /// I Dieci and the making of

ALKA OCTA and the making of

ALKA SPHERE and the making of

Maxim Zhestkov

RECURSION / Zhestkov.com by Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov (Website, Vimeo) is based in Russia / Ulyanovsk. He loves architecture, geometry, science and films.

“Although it’s quite difficult to understand where’s the line between my life and my work. It seems to me I live in my projects most of the time.”

Onedreamrush / Zhestkov.com by Maxim Zhestkov

MTV / Zhestkov.com by Maxim Zhestkov

Modul / Zhestkov.com by Maxim Zhestkov

Edouard Salier

Edouard Salier (Website, Vimeo) is a graphic artist, a designer, a director or a photographer. Edouard Salier has demonstrated his skill in many disciplines. His work has been shown and appreciated around the world (Venice62 Mostra, Resfest – New York, LA, Seoul,…Sundance, Onedotzero…) with quite a few awards for his short films, Flesh and Empire. His work has been exhibited in different galeries in Paris (Agnès B, Galerie Chappe…) Now an established Commercial Director with Smirnoff (Clio award), Nike, O2, and music vidéos for Air, Massive Attack, Raphael Saadiq, Orishas and other international artists, he still takes the necessary time to achieve new personal pieces. FOUR, his new short film is currently screened in Festivals and being awarded, and he is developping his first feature project.

Massive Attack – Splitting the Atom

Coke Quest

Nike Mercurial

Nike Woman

AIR – So Light Is Her Foootfall


Gkaster aka Bright Photon

DEMOREEL AVRIL2010 by GKASTER (Website, Blog, Vimeo)

Pierre Magnol, aka Bright Photon, formerly known as Gkaster, is a graphic designer and an animator. He became famous in motion graphics community as Gkaster, a studio he founded with a typographer, Pierre Fabre. He got his start as an editor for Canal plus, then worked for Ultime. But it was Limoges where he first discovered motion design, and worked as an editor, a special effects specialist and a multimedia project director. After he left Limoges, he started his own company, Kurtzmedias and worked as a director. Since then, he has done countless of short movies, contemporary productions, and corporate animations.

For more, check out his Interview with Fuel Your Motionography


C19 for Twenty 120



Justin Harder – Part 2.

Here are some of Justin Harder’s recent works, including his widely known short, “OPRÉ / Twenty120.”

OPRÉ / Twenty120

Kerli “Tea Party”

Footlocker / Shoemonster / 2008

Super Chameleon / RayBan / 2008

Justin Harder

Justin Harder – Part 1.

Justin Harder is a Designer / Director / Animator based in LA. His recent work includes a short called “OPRÉ / Twenty120,” and he seems to take on a directorial role more than an animator now. Although I love his recent directorial films, but I can’t get enough of his previous motion work. Here are some of the examples.

2009 Harder Montage

Coke / Coke Side Of Life / Bubbles / 2006

Coke / Coke Side Of Life / Oh Yea / 2006

Fuel TV / X Dance / 2004

WWFT / Praun Is / 2003

IdN Magazine / Prismacosm / 2008

Justin Harder

Beeple – Part 1.

Mike Winkelmann is currently a graphic designer living and working in Neenah, Wisconsin, USA. Beeple is the pseudonym for his personal work that includes short films, live visuals, graphic design, music and drawings. Most of his current work focuses on ways to visual music through video. His work has screened at onedotzero, Siggraph, Optronica, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and many more. He is also a founding member of the multimedia collective, donebestdone.

Mike’s website, beeple-crap

Inspiring Artists: Beeple – Part 1.