September 25, 2018

We recently entered the 48 hour film project a few weekends ago and took upon the insane task of seeing if we could pull off, at the very lest, 4 minutes of 3d animation in 48 hours.

Well, we made the deadline and ended up animating just over 6 minutes instead!

Our film...

August 6, 2018

So we've officially moved into a wonderful house in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, in an area called Schotschekloof - the beginning of the visually eclectic Bokaap.

Here our team does their magic, along with touching up their skills on our arcade machine at the e...

April 17, 2018

With the recent launch of 'Five Fingers for Marseilles' on cinemas, Motif presents their breakdown of invisible vfx for the African-Western feature.

March 13, 2018

We recently had the luck and good fortune to make the cut for the 'Road to Annecy' pitch session that was hosted at the Cape Town International Animation Festival on the 2nd of March.

Up against a host of good ideas it was announced later that day that Motif was to be r...

October 13, 2017

Motif recently completed 2 new TVCs for the South African market showcasing the Rémy Martin cognac. With limited time and access to our brand ambassadors, we were charged with directing both commercials over a period of two days. There were over 40 setups and roughly 1...

September 26, 2017

Motif Studios were tasked to VFX supervise the shooting and do cleanups, set extensions, matte paintings, title animation and compositing for this proof of concept for South African author: Charlie Human's 'Apocalypse Now Now' novel.

See the VFX breakdown of some of the...

June 8, 2017

A breakdown of vfx shots created for South African rock band, Taxi Violence's music video: 'Stuck in a Rut'.

December 5, 2016

Motif has been instrumental in the post-production of the new project sponsored by Jägermeister - "Enter the Woods'. A collaboration of South African hip hop artists: Jack Parow & Reason.

Shot 100% on green screen, Motif has produced all the backgrounds and CGI for the...

November 25, 2016


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Craig Hunter Parker

Craig Hunter Parker

November 8, 2016

We put together a short reel of some vfx shots that Motif produced for the South African documentary feature, 'Alison'.

Directed by Uga Carlini

Uga Carlini’s hybrid feature documentary on Alison Botha is a deeply personal and emotional story of triumph and survival. Usin...

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