Vimeo Awards :: 2010

“In the end it’s about the work, not an award you get for the work…”

That was a quote by Linda Fiorentino (HollyWood Actress) and I have to say quite hounestly… what a load of RUBBISH.

We would all love to be awarded for the things we love doing, be it sports, motion design or playing tiddlywinks. To be credited with an award marks the distinction between your work and everybody elses. This year vimeo hosted its annual awards festival, the awards were available to anyone from the public (and maybe professional, though I’m not sure) sphere; users could submit under a range of catagories, each one catering to a particular niche of design media. You can view the winners here.

As a budding motion design artists there are two clear stand outs in this years awards; the first is called TRI▲NGLE. I found this presentation to be absoloutley captivating due to it’s spectacular direction and use of near photo-realistic 3D animation. The video is concise and feels almost too short due to it’s absorbing nature-as you feel like it has ended before it has even begun. I would be really interested to hear what anyone else’s opinion is of this video and whether they feel they could re-create a similar piece of deisgn.

The second standout for me was the animation category winner called Between Bears. The fact that this is a graduation piece from a design student is aboloutley amazing as it has the feel of an experienced veteran from the animation industry. I won’t give anything away in regards to the story, but it is a beautiful set up with some of the most striking visuals I have seen in an animation short. It works for me because of it’s simple composition which balances well against some of the more obtuse character designs. The video is also paced beautifully with nothing being rushed, yet also not feeling too slow.

Overall vimeo and their award judges have done an exemplary job finding the best of the best videos on their site, please look through the winners videos yourself and leave a comment on this blog letting us know which you liked the best and why.

If you don’t know what vimeo is all about, please click here.


Matt  :)


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