Hello everyone, my goodness me it has been far too long a break from the Forum here at Gina 101 Creative. How are you all? I have had so much going on offline with plans to move house hopefully this year, also I have been so absorbed in learning to paint digitally and doing art that I haven't really set aside any time for much else. But today, I thought why not start a chat for us all regarding motion graphics? What are motion graphics? Well, I'll explain. A motion graphic is an animation created from a still photograph, the whole motion graphic craze is hugely popular online, since I started making them my Pinterest has exploded with approximately 44,000 followers right now. Before I started making motion graphics I was at around 150 followers and not really paying too much time to my Pinterest account. It seems the motion graphics bug is biting a lot of people, so, if you would like to know how they are made, you will first of all need to spend some money to get started if you choose to make them the way I do. My essential "go to" apps are Enlight Pixaloop, Werble and Enlight Videoleap. There are other apps like Plotaverse which I use occasionally. You will also need to purchase the music if you choose to add that to your videos you create. Also it is wise to keep in mind that if you use an image outside of somewhere like Pexels or Unsplash for example, you may find the original owner of the image approaches you to remove the animation video you created. In such cases you must comply, it is the absolutely right thing to do and you must never ever state you are the owner of the image, sure you made the animation but you are not the image owner, another thing to keep in mind.
Which brings me onto the topic of animation thieves.... Oh boy, rant alert! I have encountered several animation thieves along the way, most are recently and all on Instagram. Nothing says shady swine more than stealing someone's animation, music they paid for, apps they paid for, then slapping your horrible watermark on it claiming you made it, even going so far as to changing the music in some cases, then stealing the engagement from the person who spent the real time on that project. The final insult is when they try to follow me on Instagram too, that is just outrageous temerity on top of the stealing like what you're doing is ok. It isn't. Period.
So, with all that said, let's talk... Are you also a victim of animation theft? If so I would love to hear from you. Do you make motion graphics? Great, please feel free to join the discussion and share them if you wish. Do you enjoy motion graphics? Wonderful, feel free to join in and enjoy the posts.
Here's one I made recently. 😀 Taken from my Gina 101 Creative Moods Page on Facebook, Enjoy.