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#WIPChats Highlights: Motion Graphics

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Yesterday we kicked off the very first in our series of Twitter chats: #WIPChats

Joining us were expert guests Justin Cone (@justincone) of Motionographer.com and Joey Trimmer (@joeytrimmer) of NotionStudios.com!

The topic: Motion Graphics

If you missed the chat, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out some of the highlights below!

After a round of introductions…

@wipsters Thank you for having me! #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

 

We moved into the Q & A portion of the chat:

Question 1:

A1: For me, "motion graphics" is shorthand for "graphic design in motion." It's filmmaking/animation powered by design. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A1: Or design powered by filmmaking/animation. :-) #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

@joeytrimmer I like that we both started with a personal qualifier ("for me, to me"). Defining mograph is a personal thing. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 2:

A2: The hardest part is always feeling that you're behind, that there's too much to learn. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A2: (Okay, maybe that's just me.) #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A2: Also, there’s a general lack of respect for work/life balance. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 3:

A3: Knowing you have the power to create something from nothing. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A3: And knowing that the thing you create might change the way someone thinks about the world. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 4:

A4: Online inspiration: Vimeo feed, Dribbble feed, Designer News, anything made by @tocaboca #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A4: Offline inspiration: MoMA, Central Park, children's books and events like @f5fest. :-) #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 5:

A5: Don’t spend so much time on Motionographer. ;-) Start making things. Anything. You learn best by doing. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 6:

A6: Demo reels are double-edged swords: They're a nice tour of your potential, but they can pigeonhole you, too. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A6: So in other words: reels are important, but don’t let them define you. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 7:

A7: Care about your work. Defend your ideas. Value your time. Bad clients will avoid you, good clients will respect you. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Aimee had a bit of pre-cognition for our next question…

@aimeebruss When your gut says "Run away!" That's usually a good time. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 8:

A8: Red flag: A client who has no sense of time: "We need a five minute video for our new product." No. No, you do not. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

@joeytrimmer http://t.co/snbNvUJDo3 is a great tool for contracts. #WIPChats

— Chris Blaylock (@cblaylock) May 21, 2015

Question 9:

A9: Emerging needs for longer form motion design content will create opportunities for small teams (1-5 people). #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A9: Also, VR and AR will be full of exciting developments but not terribly lucrative (yet). #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Question 10:

A10: Enjoy the process of making stuff, regardless of the outcome. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

A10: Also, play nice and share. Motion design is built on openness and sharing. Let’s keep it going! #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

World Famous (in New Zealand):

It was a fun surprise to realize that #WIPChats started trending in NZ.

@wipsters We're huge in Middle Earth! It's a dream come true. #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

We’re going to have to agree with that!

Wrap-Up:

@wipsters @joeytrimmer Thank you! I had a blast! #WIPChats

— Justin Cone (@justincone) May 21, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ever #WIPChats session and made it such a huge success! Stay tuned for next month, when we tackle ‘In-House Video’!

If you have a question or topic you’d love to see covered during #WIPChats drop us a line on Twitter, or leave a comment down below!

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