Krystian Morgan's blog featuring motion graphics, short film experiments and feature film.

By Krystian Oct.1.2012
In: animation, Blog, Motion Graphics, Video

'WAX' a novel by Phil Duncan - Book Trailer

I had a lot of fun making this, it’s my first real foray into 3D animation and has really boosted my confidence/excitement in the medium going forward.

Preorder the book here: WAX @ RainTown Press
Some info for the tech-eys:

Modelled in Cinema 4D & ZBrush
Animated in Cinema 4D
Composited in After Effects
Edited in Premiere Pro
Scored in Garageband (yep) using a ‘Blue’ baby bottle and a Martin 000-M.

Some stills from the trailer:

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By Krystian May.20.2012
In: animation, Blog, Production Diaries, Video

Dynamics Tests (Cinema 4d) from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

3D Dynamics tests and Screenshots

So I finally got around to purchasing Cinema 4D. Last week I was at my caravan for another work-retreat, this time working on some props, sets and other assets for the film. I thought it would be fun to do a quick couple of dynamics tests (video above) and I also attempted caracter rigging from the new C4D R13 rigging system, the legacy Cinema 4D rigging system and also Cactus Dan’s system. I think the best way for the film will be to work with a combination of all, for example a Cactus Dan rig and an R13 rig for each main character, and maybe just an R13 rig for any ancillary background characters to save time.

The props and the sets are coming along really well, I’m really happy with how everything is turning out so far, they are much better than I envisaged when I began to write the script. I’m not going to show anything final, such as the actual sets, but here are a couple of test images etc… from some recent modelling practice. There’s still a long way ahead of me but how far I’ve come in the recent months is encouraging

By Krystian Aug.1.2011
In: Blog, Motion Graphics, Video
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CSS-Tricks Intro animation v2 from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

CSS-Tricks Intro v2

The second (v2) Intro for the 100th episode of the screencasts hosted by Chris Coyier. Had a lot of fun on this one. Music by Chris Coyier. Enjoy!

The original Intro.

By Krystian
In: Blog, Concepts, Video

Qemic Films Ident (draft) from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

Qemic Films Ident test

Had a play around with an ident this weekend. Made it in 2K and added it to the film’s timeline. I figured there’s certain things although not of the highest importance can be experimented with at this early point, so why not get at them whilst waiting for certain out-of-hand matters? I want the Qemic Films ident to be really different from the other indents you see preceding films. I’m hoping to also harp back to my old frenetic abstract and dark – and using footage for it. It was fun doing this, but I have ideas to really make it awesome. So will wait to do music for it until then. Maybe next weekend if I get chance, but I have a lot of other more urgent film-stuff to do already planned so may not get chance. Enjoy!

By Krystian Jun.12.2011
In: Blog, Motion Graphics, Video

Ranger Web - Intro Animation from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

Ranger Web - Intro

Intro movie for the Ranger Web DotNetNuke screencast series at

Music not by me.

This will be the last but one short intro movie that I’m gonna publish for a while. After the next video it’s going to be back to the weird, crazy and nonsensical shorts that I want to make. Expect possible even some live action short narritives in the future which will be produced alongside creating my animated feature. To keep my video sharp.