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Motion Graphic Design students from Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, CA, place in top four out of five positions at national motion graphic and visual effects design competition.

Four students from Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, representing the Motion Graphic Design program, returned to Emeryville from a national two-day motion graphics, visual effects and animation conference called motion (  placing in four out of the top five positions at the future@motion competition. 

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MacXDVD Software released the Mac and Windows version of MacX Video Converter Pro and announced the giveaway of them from Nov 5 to Nov 15. Anyone could get full licensed MacX Video Converter Pro for free to download YouTube video and convert MKV, M2TS, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4,etc to Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, iPad and other popular portable devices.

At we can find 34 best motion graphics studios showreels. It's a good collection complied at a single place, hope you guys like it!

View at: Designyourway

MK12 Summer reel 2010 from MK12 on Vimeo.

"TRIANGLE is a video work done for the book 'Black Material' which showcases Robert Knoke's artwork. Curator Jens Karlson asked me to make a short animation and get Robert Knoke's black and white artwork as base for video. I chosed to create tense harmony between geometrical forms and organic movements. Combustion helped me to expand possibilites of Black material with his strong music and sound design."

TF: What is your background? Did you always work as a motion graphics artist or did you start out doing something different? Did you receive formal training or are you self-taught?

I got traditional painting courses when I was in high school later on, got traditional animation courses in college. I mainly learned animation basics and cell animation there. Also little bit introduction some of my favorite softwares which I am using right now. As you know, In collage there is always room for trial and error. So, I was experimenting different techniques and various styles in animation.

After finishing college, I have done many motion graphics for Turkey market. I have to admit I am not really fan of what I have done in past though. However, I think even the worst experiences are still experiences. As a newcomer, they guided me to find my way.