Motion graphics is the discipline of creating the illusion of motion. The process is typically applied to the assembly of multimedia projects and uses digital techniques combining images, words, audio and video. A specialist in the field is termed a Motion Graphics Designer. Designers are invariably technically skilled in animation, image manipulation, visual effects and composition as they aim to breathe life into static content through the application of movement.
Designers are in essence storytellers. Repeatedly they amalgamate the intricacies of graphic design, film, and animation to chronicle a story through movement. Unsurprisingly, designers often work in the television, film, music and advertising industries, or within an associated production house. It is also common for a motion designer to operate as an independent freelancer. Typical tasks for motion design experts may include refining motion graphics for TV, music videos, commercials or title sequences.
Motion graphics as a discipline is broader than frame by frame manipulation used in animation. Historically, motion graphics were purely reserved for big budget filmmaking and TV due to limited availability and high costs. Over the past two decades’ computers have transformed the industry. Advancement in computing has revolutionized a designer’s ability to manipulate and control the transformation of imagery. Modern motion graphics application occurs on computers using desktop programs and plugins.
A complementary tool when working with images and video sequences is a 3d software package. A few of the common software brands a motion designer may be experienced in include:
Maxon Cinema 4D
Autodesk 3d studio max
e-on Vue Infinite
The Blender Foundation Blender Software
Freelancers are readily available when searching for a motion graphics professional. The trick is identifying a freelancer that can showcase an ability to deliver effectively to client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and with a practical knowledge of production.
Freelancer.com is a crowdsourcing marketplace that lists thousands of freelancers skilled in motion graphics, 3D animation, and modeling. The beauty of Freelancer.com is that you have the ability to browse freelancer portfolios and preceding work output and feedback. As a prospective employer, you can meticulously review completed projects to shortlist freelancers with appropriate skills and a track record of successful project delivery.
How does Freelancer.com work? The selection process is simple. Either search for a freelancer to offer a project directly, or list a project and design brief on their website. Within minutes you will receive responses from suitably qualified freelancers throughout the globe. A freelancer response typically includes a project bid. This is how much they are prepared to do the project for, within the project range that you have established. They will also estimate when they could have the work completed, and smart freelancers will include detail on why you should select them.
Next step: selecting the ideal candidate, setting appropriate milestones (if appropriate) and you are underway. If you're still not sure who to hire, select the "recruiter" option, and a dedicated Recruiter from Freelancer will help you to select the perfect candidate for your project. Get started today by posting a project on Freelancer.com!