Let’s try to guess what’s going on in this artist’s mind-bending, next-level motion design.
I can only guess at the techniques – and, frankly, the thought processes – behind Kevin McGloughlin‘s stunning visuals. There’s clearly a level of play, experimentation and ultimate craft which transcends mere software or technology, but rather is conceived and expressed within the native language of the tools and concepts of motion design.
Layered Video Footage
Repetition – Max Cooper – one technique is named in the very title; but there’s clearly also an incredible amount of painstaking shape-masking going on here:
Let’s assume there’s some scripting or algorithms determining the motion paths of these nested & repeated photographic images – along with blending modes used to overlay the images so seamlessly… in no way does that lessen the spellbinding magic of the results:
The Other McGloughlin
Then there’s Páraic McGloughlin, whose portfolio also includes music videos for Max Cooper, and whose work features its own brain-melting brand of photo montage, which seems to be painstakingly collated, organised and sequenced according to visual composition. So… relation?