Animated GIFs and other art from Matthew DiVito
October 31, 2013 8:03 PM   Subscribe

Matthew DiVito is a motion graphics designer and an aspiring game developer, whose current specialty is animated GIFs that are hypnotic and beautiful. You can see a series of his animations on his Tumblr and a few individual works on Cargo Collective, which has a few of his short videos from Vimeo
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posted by Sticherbeast at 8:46 PM on October 31, 2013

I heard of his work recently through the Gifpop Kickstarter, a project to make lenticular prints of animated gifs. They also link to two other gif artists with somewhat similar styles: 89-A and Davidope - and they remind me of Bees & Bombs as well. There's a whole genre of this stuff!
posted by dreamyshade at 9:23 PM on October 31, 2013 [3 favorites]

Really great stuff! I've seen a few of these, but not full collection. Especially like the low poly 3d ones, very hot right now.
posted by meta87 at 1:15 AM on November 1, 2013

Three quarters of the way through this suddenly reminded me of biology animations for the process of fertilisation and I had to go looking for one to link here. Then I found this. And now I think Mr Div should respond.
posted by pulposus at 3:30 AM on November 1, 2013

This screams to be viewed with the Beyond the Black Rainbow soundtrack as accompaniment.
posted by polywomp at 4:44 AM on November 1, 2013

Those are seriously impressive. I'd love to see how he makes them.
posted by zardoz at 6:32 AM on November 1, 2013

I'm not sure how he got the over-saturated lighting and film grain just that way, but it's insanely perfect.

It's like these were filmed on 16mm in 1978.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:25 PM on November 1, 2013

Those are seriously impressive. I'd love to see how he makes them.

Here's an interview he did with Creative Review, in which he touches on the process:
CR: How long does it take you to put one together? And can you tell us a bit about the programs you use to create them? Is there a limit to how long the animated sequence can be?

MDV: I usually spend anywhere between one to four hours on any single gif. I typically will use some combination of Cinema 4D and After Effects to create the animations and Photoshop to actually save out the gif file. As I alluded to earlier, keeping a gif under tumblr's file size limit is a big part of the technical and creative challenge of the whole process.
When typing in Matthew DiVito in Google, the first prompt/auto-complete is for Matthew DiVito tutorials, but they mostly look to be Cinema 4D tutorials, or stuff from Matthew, not actual tutorials from or by him.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:27 PM on November 1, 2013

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