Swordfish-SF

Swordfish-SF Motion Design for UX & Marketing
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Hi. We’re Swordfish, a motion design studio based in San Francisco. Our team of directors, designers, animators, and technologists work with direct clients and ad agencies to design memorable pictures in motion. We are fearless storytellers, focused motion design innovators, and forward-thinking marketing professionals. When you need to move something, we’re here to help.

Mission: Laugh. Smile. Create. And maybe write a jingle or two.

06/18/2020

Catch the thrilling conclusion to our new short film “Talos” as well as a dive behind the scenes with our own Anthony Abbott at Maxon’s #3DMotionShow later this morning at 10:30. To tune in visit https://www.3dmotionshow.com/ #ibelieveinswordfish #maxon #maxonc4d #swordfishsf #motiondesign #redshift3d

Talos
06/11/2020
Talos

Talos

Swordfish artists explain their post-apocalyptic animated short, Talos.

Swordfish Senior Creative Anthony Abbott will be featured on @Maxon's Virtual 3D and Motion Design Show on June 18th. He...
06/09/2020
Maxon 2020 Events Happening Live Online!

Swordfish Senior Creative Anthony Abbott will be featured on @Maxon's Virtual 3D and Motion Design Show on June 18th. He'll take you behind the scene of our new short Film Talos!
Save the date, event details at the link below!

#ibelieveinswordfish #cinema4d #c4drender #c4dart #maxonc4d #motiondesign #motiongraphics #visdev #3ddesign #3dmodeling #motiondesigner #motiondesigners #motiondesignerscommunity #redshift #redgiantsoftware #houdini #octane #sidefx #3DMotionShow

June 9, 2020 Maxon 2020 Events Happening Live Online!If you know me even a little (have met me at an industry event or seen me interviewed) you know interacting with the community is the most favorite part of my job. I love hanging with artists, talking about the craft and pondering about the future...

We’re super excited to announce the world premiere of “Talos," a short film produced by Swordfish in conjunction with Ma...
06/01/2020

We’re super excited to announce the world premiere of “Talos," a short film produced by Swordfish in conjunction with Maxon! Check it out on the Swordfish website, www.swordfish-sf.com/#talos, and make sure to crank up your volume to 11! Later this month, shot breakdowns by Swordfish Senior Creative Anthony Abbott will be featured on Maxon’s virtual summer roadshow. Don’t miss it!

#ibelieveinswordfish #cinema4d #c4drender #c4dart #maxonc4d #motiondesign #motiongraphics #visdev #3ddesign #3dmodeling #motiondesigner #motiondesigners #motiondesignerscommunity

05/29/2020
Obake Friday!

"Flashback Friday! In 2013 Swordfish was approached by the creator of the Japanese hit cartoon "Bottom Biting Bug", to pitch an episodic series for his children's book Obake. This test comprised of CG characters and a practical miniature set shows the look we proposed!

05/22/2020

One of the first pitches we landed at Swordfish was for Topps baseball cards, who were bringing back their 80's hit "Garbage Pail Kids" as toys. We put together a deck and this quick little animation sketch. Neither went over really well, and helped define a line in the sand for how "fearless" our company culture really should be. #ibelieveinswordfish

05/21/2020

Very proud to be collaborating on this fantastic project that tells stories of global, on-the-ground health workers in their own words. In this video, the first in a series of animations created with Imprint Projects for the Gates Foundation, we brought to life bold and striking illustrations created by local artist Musa Omusi to tell the story of Angela in Kenya.

We’re giving away RenderGarden for free for the next few months to help make working from home with Adobe After Effects ...
04/01/2020
Home

We’re giving away RenderGarden for free for the next few months to help make working from home with Adobe After Effects as fast as possible. Put all your cpu cores to work and grab any extra machines laying around for a quick and dirty render farm. Stay safe. Domo Arigato Mr. Mekajiki.

We're Mekajiki, we create in-house tools for multiple production needs.

Swordfish-SF
03/30/2020

Swordfish-SF

Swordfish Happy Hour... some traditions never die.

#ibelieveinswordfish #swordfish #swordfishsf #motiondesign #quarantine

Swordfish Happy Hour... some traditions never die.#ibelieveinswordfish #swordfish #swordfishsf #motiondesign #quarantine
03/30/2020

Swordfish Happy Hour... some traditions never die.

#ibelieveinswordfish #swordfish #swordfishsf #motiondesign #quarantine

A Public Service Announcement from your friends at Swordfish#ibelieveinswordfish #swordfishsf #cleanhands
03/10/2020

A Public Service Announcement from your friends at Swordfish

#ibelieveinswordfish #swordfishsf #cleanhands

Interested in breaking into the film/video business? Swordfish's favorite live action producer Robin Kincade of Kincade ...
02/07/2020
Kincade Productions

Interested in breaking into the film/video business? Swordfish's favorite live action producer Robin Kincade of Kincade Productions has created a series of videos to teach you how to become a killer Production Asst! She has a wealth of knowledge to share, and brings in a bunch of pros (including our own ECD Matt Silverman and Producer Danielle Karstetter) to speak from their own experiences in the industry. Check out some free lessons, and when you see how amazing they are buy the series and help support Robin! And more importantly support yourself!

https://www.kincadeproductions.com

Peter Rabbit's been through some tough times, but we're happy to see him back on his paws and working with us!#ibelievei...
02/06/2020

Peter Rabbit's been through some tough times, but we're happy to see him back on his paws and working with us!

#ibelieveinswordfish #BestPlaceToWorkInSF #swordfishsf #visdev

Starting a movement to bring back apple flavored soda. #crispandclear #aspensoda #ilovethe70s #ibelieveinswordfish
01/30/2020

Starting a movement to bring back apple flavored soda. #crispandclear #aspensoda #ilovethe70s #ibelieveinswordfish

01/29/2020

Enjoy these animated blobs on your commute home

#ibelieveinswordfish #3ddesign #aofx #swordfish #visdev #swordfishsf #motiondesign #3dmodeling #motiongraphics

This is how we do employee reviews at Swordfish. #BestPlaceToWorkInSF
01/17/2020

This is how we do employee reviews at Swordfish. #BestPlaceToWorkInSF

The team celebrated the holidays with the new annual tradition of the Melting of the Cheeseman!  We wish everyone all th...
12/21/2019

The team celebrated the holidays with the new annual tradition of the Melting of the Cheeseman! We wish everyone all the best this holiday season and coming New Year!

#feastofsevenswordfishes #ibelieveinswordfish #swordfishsf #swordfish

Swordfish holiday party shenanigans circa 2018. Cinderella will be back at the ball tonight and she wants her damn shoe ...
12/12/2019

Swordfish holiday party shenanigans circa 2018. Cinderella will be back at the ball tonight and she wants her damn shoe back.

#MerryFishmas2019 #swordfishsf #swordfish #ibelieveinswordfish #vfx

Some more fun with Substance Painter on a old Zbrush helmet Mesh. #swordfish #zbrush #aafx #ibelieveinswordfish #3ddesig...
11/23/2019

Some more fun with Substance Painter on a old Zbrush helmet Mesh.
#swordfish #zbrush #aafx #ibelieveinswordfish #3ddesign #3dmodeling #conceptart #substancedesign #substance #swordfishsf #vfxfriday #c4dart #c4drender #cinema4d

None of the important work we do here at Swordfish could be accomplished without our top notch four-legged support team!...
11/22/2019

None of the important work we do here at Swordfish could be accomplished without our top notch four-legged support team! #swordfish #dogs #dogsofsf #buster #darwin #june #swordfishsf #ibelieveinswordfish #canine #fourleggedfriends

Some lighting practice. #3d #ibelieveinswordfish #test #tnfx #swordfishsf #cg
11/21/2019

Some lighting practice. #3d #ibelieveinswordfish #test #tnfx #swordfishsf #cg

11/08/2019

Black and gold or gold and ice?

#motiondesign #ibelieveinswordfish #houdini #dcfx #visdev #3d #cg #3ddesign #swordfish

Behold the Murder Seahorse!#motiondesign #ibelieveinswordfish #aofx #visdev #3d #cg
11/07/2019

Behold the Murder Seahorse!

#motiondesign #ibelieveinswordfish #aofx #visdev #3d #cg

11/06/2019

Watch those crystals grow!

#motiondesign #ibelieveinswordfish #houdini #dcfx #swordfishsf

Getting the Substance ZBrush workflow. #zbrush #substance #substancedesign #substancepainter #c4d
11/05/2019

Getting the Substance ZBrush workflow. #zbrush #substance #substancedesign #substancepainter #c4d

The Swordfish Team wishes everyone a Happy HallowDean! #IBelieveInSwordfish
11/01/2019

The Swordfish Team wishes everyone a Happy HallowDean! #IBelieveInSwordfish

The last in the Helmet Series! It was a fun little project! #visdev #photoshop #cinema4d #c4drender #wip #conceptart #re...
10/25/2019

The last in the Helmet Series! It was a fun little project!

#visdev #photoshop #cinema4d #c4drender
#wip #conceptart #redshift3d #workinprogress #sketchbook #sketch #parametricdesign #stories #film #styleframe #3d #cg #3ddesign #3dgraphics
#adobedesign #glitcharat #c4dart Maxon Cinema 4D Redshift Greyscalegorilla #swordfish #moi3d #3dmodeling #hardsurface

Another angle of this helmet that was created with MOI 3D and Cinema 4D. A great surface modeling exercise! #visdev #pho...
10/24/2019

Another angle of this helmet that was created with MOI 3D and Cinema 4D. A great surface modeling exercise!

#visdev #photoshop #cinema4d #c4drender
#wip #conceptart #redshift3d #workinprogress #sketchbook #sketch #parametricdesign #stories #film #styleframe #3d #cg #3ddesign #3dgraphics
#adobedesign #glitcharat #c4dart Maxon Cinema 4D Redshift Greyscalegorilla #swordfish #moi3d #3dmodeling #hardsurface

Messing with MOI 3D and Cinema 4D to model some shapes and details. Fun RD for hard surface modeling!  Maxon Cinema 4D R...
10/23/2019

Messing with MOI 3D and Cinema 4D to model some shapes and details. Fun RD for hard surface modeling!
Maxon Cinema 4D Redshift Greyscalegorilla

Messing with substance for the first time! Exciting R&D at Swordfish-SF @anthonyabbottdesign#substance #substancedesigne...
10/22/2019

Messing with substance for the first time! Exciting R&D at Swordfish-SF @anthonyabbottdesign
#substance #substancedesigner #substancepainter #visdev #photoshop #cinema4d #c4drender #wip #conceptart #redshift3d #workinprogress #sketch #parametricdesign #styleframe #3ddesign

10/18/2019

We've been playing around with our logo today, which variation is your favorite?

#ibelieveinswordfish #swordfish #studio #sf #motiondesigner #logo #motiondesigners #motiondesignerscommunity #danielclarkfx

10/16/2019

The Swordfish Family Band!
Tour dates to follow...

09/04/2019

Waiting for a conference call @swordfish.

Swordfish house band. Thanks Jon Soto for the album title!
08/11/2019

Swordfish house band. Thanks Jon Soto for the album title!

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