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

By Krystian Aug.27.2010
In: Blog, Motion Graphics, Video
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Yoast - Intro Animation from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

Yoast Screen Cast Intro

Here is an intro video i produced for the new Yoast Screen Casts. The first episode went live recently so i thought i’d post it up. The video introduces the general concept of Yoast.com and the new screen casts, improving your site = more traffic. Capping off with a 3d logo animation and colourful light – background.

Today’s the 27th of August 2010, which is an important day for me.. as it is a year since committing to making my feature film. I’m at a place with it at the moment where everything is going to plan, and i will start hitting it full steam ahead after the script consultation. I’d like if possible to get the character/location designs and voice actor recordings all done by 2011. It’s a bit ambitious.. but we’ll see how it goes. Stay tuned for the new film site launching on October 1st this year. It will promise to have alot of cool updates with a minimum of 1 post a week (likely more on certain weeks though). This year and the next should be fun.

By Krystian Jul.16.2010
In: Blog, Uni Stuff, Video
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The Hills Have Eyes - Title Sequence Project (2008) from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

The Hills Have Eyes - 2007

Wow, I was just checking through my old uni videos and I realised I never actually posted this on the blog. This was the very first title sequence project I worked on, I uploaded it to blip on Jul 16, 2007 09:50am. It was also the first video I created in After Effects. It consisted of prepping some A4 sheets with brown crumpled strands and coffee stains, charcoal drawing frames from the 1966 Wes Craven movie, scanning/stitching them together in Photoshop and animating the big canvas in AE.

I remember enjoying writing the audio on my acoustic guitar and recording it in garageband, playing around with various effects to get something ominous.

Hope you like if you’ve not seen it, it’s pretty old now, but kinda fun.

By Krystian Jan.2.2010
In: animation, Blog, Motion Graphics, Video
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Dancing Still from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

Dancing Still

Just had some fun playing around with some photos and the animation tools in photoshop. I really enjoyed making this, i think in the past i’ve cared too much about what happens next in a video, will it look good etc… which makes me loose sight of when i used to have fun making videos not worrying about that sort of thing. This blog as lackluster-y updated as it is something i love to do, and hate not doing, i’m going to try and find the fun again and post more with out the stress of thinking it’s crap.

This year’s gonna be the most important of my life, i’m really producing alot lately, whether it be writing, drawing or making videos and music, i’m creating more than i ever have, i just haven’t been showing it. I’m saving alot for the film. saving the good songs and the ideas i’m happy with, but it’s great to come back here and vent some content that just flowed rather than carefully planned.

Happy New year all!

By Krystian Aug.29.2009
In: animation, Blog, Motion Graphics, Video
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Lamnidae from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

Lamnidae

A short experiment in 3d and after effects. Put together in 2 days, just playing around with cinema 4d’s after effects integration and also combining particular with that of 3d footage.

Audio improvised and recorded by me.

By Krystian Apr.6.2009
In: Blog, Motion Graphics, Uni Stuff, Video
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The Thing - Title Sequence from Krystian Morgan on Vimeo.

The Thing - Title Sequence

Title Sequence for the John Carpenter movie. Still not entirely sure what i think about this video, i’ve worked harder on it that anything else i’ve ever done, and i do know that it’s the best thing that i’ve done so far, but i spent so long in and out of love with the project, i can’t really look at it much anymore…

Krystian Morgan interviewed about ‘The Thing’ at ArtoftheTitle.com

Featured in Computer Arts, issue #165

3rd Place Digital Artist Awards 2009

There’s two versions, this is the shorter of the two, this ones a bit more cleaner-cut than the other, and there’s a section in the other video that seems a bit out of place (i’ll have to get a second opinion).

I wanted to encapsulate a very visceral and foreboding image. So i took the tactile approach of renting a HDV camera and shooting some close-ups of various organic matter, taking many photographs of slimy textures to incorporate together into the short.

I personally think the still frames below are stronger than the video itself, would really love to hear your thoughts on it, since only three people including myself have seen the final prior to posting now.

Thanks to Rupert, for suggesting doing ‘The Thing’ as this project, and also Chris my tutor for really helping me out with ideas and motivating me, because i got tired with working on it alot.

Music by me.

Can’t wait to make something better.

turman

kurtrussel

deancundey

larryfranco

johncarpenter

TheThing