AI is here. Future-proof your motion design career w/ Curious Refuge
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
1w ago
Caleb and Shelby Ward founded Curious Refuge after going viral for using AI to create a fake Wes Anderson x Star Wars movie trailer. In this episode, I ask Caleb and Shelby how motion designers can realistically utilise AI in their workflows, the best AI tools to use and how we can future-proof our careers against the rise of AI. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Caleb and Shelby went viral with their AI project How they formed Curious Refuge Will AI make roles in animation redundant? What AI tools should motion designers be using? How can you implement AI into your pipeline? How can you fut ..read more
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Unreal Engine, Fortnite and Netflix: My Journey to Indie Film Director w/ HaZimation
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
3w ago
HaZ Dulull, founder of HaZimation, is a multi award-winning Film and Games Director, developing & producing feature films, tv and video games using Unreal Engine. In this episode, HaZ shares his journey from in-house VFX artist to indie film director. We also discuss how to access funding for original content/IP, how to win pitches, and how to start your own studio. In this episode, you'll learn: How HaZ went from VFX artist to indie film director/studio owner Techniques and strategies for winning pitches How HaZ wrote/directed a fully animated film released on Netflix The importance of n ..read more
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Balancing parenthood and productivity as a motion designer
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
1M ago
Sign up for our free training, Balanced Business Masterclass here! https://motionhatch.com/pod Mothers of Mograph are trying to combat feeling alone as moms in the creative industry. Parenthood is often considered a taboo topic in the creative industry, something Jennie Davis and Kaci Smith are on a mission to change with Mothers of Mograph.  In this episode, Jennie and Kaci share challenges and solutions to being a creative while being a parent, how they manage their schedules and how they've both benefitted in their careers since having children. Jennie and Kaci discuss: What is Mothe ..read more
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Negotiation Expert’s Secrets to Dealing with Tough Clients w/ Kwame Christian
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
1M ago
Sign up for our free training, Balanced Business Masterclass here! https://motionhatch.com/pod Kwame Christian is an expert in negotiation. He is the Founder and CEO of the American Negotiation Institute, host of the world's most popular negotiation podcast and author of two best-selling books. He is also a contributor at Forbes, and his TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was one of the most popular TED Talks in 2017. In this episode, Kwame shares his negotiation secrets to better discuss rates/budgets with your clients, how to adopt an abundance mindset and setting expectations with ..read more
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How Jessica Hische's network led her to Wes Anderson
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
2M ago
Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, freelancer and author, selling books and craft supplies in two brick and mortar stores in the US. Jessica has built an incredible personal brand by building a following on social media, writing her own children's books and speaking at events such as OFFF and Adobe Max. Her network has helped her to land huge clients, including working on titles for director Wes Anderson. In this episode, Jessica shares her networking secrets to land big clients - including the benefits that smaller clients can offer. She also discusses how to make the most of pitching to c ..read more
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This motion designer made $500,000 in his first year w/ Kevin Rapp
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
2M ago
Kevin Rapp made $500,000 in his first year freelancing after discovering the value of content systems and passing this on to high-profile tech companies. Kevin is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative director with vast experience ranging from start-up disruptors to Fortune 500 companies. In this episode, Kevin shares his unique approach to building video content systems. We also discuss strategies for attracting clients on LinkedIn and practical tips for motion designers to transition to a more business-oriented mindset. Since recording this episode, Kevin reached an astonishing $1 mi ..read more
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Season Two Trailer
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
2M ago
We're back with a brand new season of the Motion Hatch Podcast featuring some incredible guests! Motion Hatch helps motion designers to start and scale their businesses.We dive deep into the challenges freelancers and studio owners come up against and have conversations with a wide range of business and marketing experts through the lens of motion design, as well as designers, animators, and artists who are just a few steps ahead of you. Together, we uncover the exact next steps you can take to a thriving and sustainable motion design business. If you're new to Motion Hatch, you might not know ..read more
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BIG NEWS! The podcast is back!
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
3M ago
The Motion Hatch Podcast is BACK! We're thrilled to announce that Season Two of the podcast will return on the 28th March! We have some incredible guests lined up for you too, we can't wait to share it with you ..read more
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101: How to niche down as a motion designer w/ Giuseppe Forestieri
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
3M ago
Should you niche down as a designer? We’ve all heard this advice! So, does niching down help you to win more clients or empower you to be seen as an expert? In this podcast, Hayley speaks with one of our Accelerator students, Giuseppe about how he niched down his animation studio Motion Aptitude to work on projects he loves. About Giuseppe Forestieri Giuseppe Forestieri is the Animation Director of his own studio, Motion Aptitude and has a background in visual communication, specialising in animation and Illustration. Motion Aptitude is the fusion of two of Giuseppe’s biggest passions in life ..read more
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100: Lessons learnt from making 100 podcast episodes w/ Hayley Akins
Motion Hatch
by Hayley Akins
3M ago
When Motion Hatch first started it was a side hustle, now it's a company! Have you considered starting your own motion design project to help you grow your career? Our founder Hayley Akins explains how and why she started this motion design podcast and what she’s learnt along the way. About Hayley Akins Hayley started Motion Hatch with the aim of helping freelance motion designers with the business side of motion design – but she wasn’t sure how to achieve this. At the time, Hayley felt she had three choices for a motion design project: a podcast, blog or YouTube channel (she now has all three ..read more
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