Moving imagery fascinates Kook Ewo, the motion designer behind title sequences in films like Silent Hill (2006) and RBG (2018). He once dabbled in the still world of photography, but he quickly found his passion—and natural talent—in the animated discipline of motion design. He’s worked with some of film’s biggest names, produced a seminal video about his craft, and created the industry’s premiere global event, Motion Plus Design. We chatted with Kook to hear how he got started, and what motivated him to build an international design conference from scratch.
If you’ve watched any movies or TV recently, you’ve probably seen motion design in action. Think about the giant red letters in the Stranger Things opening credits, moving together to the pulse of the show’s foreboding theme music. Or recall the sprawling, three-dimensional map that kicks off every episode of Game of Thrones.
To cover 350,000 destinations, it takes hundreds of writers working with content teams spread across Lonely Planet’s international offices. Together, they constitute what might be the ultimate remote collaboration team. Here’s how they use Dropbox to coordinate work that’s contributed from different locations around the world.
Sam Spiegel enjoys just about every creative medium. He writes music. He directs films. He makes time to visit art exhibits at local museums. And when he’s ready to get to work, he’ll often bring a group of artists together to create something distinct and collaborative. We had a chance to chat with Sam about the people he works with, how he spends his free time, and why it took him 14 years to produce a single song.
Can collaboration be curated? How do artists merge disparate styles to conjure a confluence of ideas they wouldn’t have discovered on their own? Every month, It’s Nice That and Dropbox ask pairs of illustrators to create exclusive posters, together. In March, we went behind the scenes to show how two artists used Dropbox Paper to co-create the monthly poster for Nicer Tuesdays. Today, we want to share insights heard at these events, and reveal how the guest speakers collaborated on recent projects. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.
Starting today, Dropbox and the New York Times are teaming up to produce a weekly “Behind the Cover” video series. The series will explore the creative process behind the iconic covers for the New York Times Magazine.