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November 6, 2011
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10 Sites for Motion Graphics, Video Production and Editing Inspiration

In this post we’ve rounded up 10 of the best websites for getting ideas and inspiration for your next project.

Highlighting the best in video editing, production and broadcast design, these sites are constantly being updated with the most interesting work in the industry:

Motiongraphics.nu

For those interested in broadcast design and motion graphics, this is a must bookmark site.  Tons of CGI based commercials and demo reels, as well as music videos and experimental shorts.  Showcasing some of the best work being done today, MotionGraphics.nu is a curated collection of interesting and high-quality videos.

Motionspire

Like MotionGraphics.nu, Motionspire showcases top work in communication design and graphics.  One of the highlights of this site is it’s simple layout and easy search functionality.  Find videos in popular categories (stop motion, typography and visual effects to name a few) or dig back in the archives to find past favorites.  Motionspire is updated often and like the name implies, it’s a great source of motion graphics inspiration!

Devour

With the vast amount of videos uploaded each day online, finding the best videos can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. “Devour sifts out the best videos and posts the well-curated collection every weekday,” from across the web.  From rising YouTube stars, quirky music videos and hilarious commercials, Devour serves up interesting content that’s great for video production and editing inspiration.  You can also follow Devour on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest.

Shots.net

For those serious about getting the latest ideas and creative inspiration there’s Shots.net.  Shots highlights cutting edge television commercials and online video campaigns, as well as provides in-depth behind the scenes coverage of commercial production and director interviews.  Geared toward ad agencies, Shots is a subscription-based service that includes full access to the site as well as DVDs and magazines.  With over 6,000 archived commercial spots, find out who directed, shot and cut some of the world’s most cutting edge commercials.

Creativity

Creativity Online highlights the very best of advertising, marketing and entertainment.  From television commercials to viral videos and online interactive projects, the site showcases the most creative projects happening today, and the behind-the-scenes production work.  Creativity Online is more than just a gallery of work…interviews and industry news keep readers abreast of the latest developments.  See what some of the best and brightest are creating!

Best Ads on TV

Although the site features the best advertisements across many platforms (online, print, outdoor) the highlight here is the television adverts. Updated weekly, the site features unique commercials and provides full credits for each of the productions (director, producer, agency and more).  Get editing and graphic design inspiration, and stay abreast of some of the most interesting ads to hit the market.

The Cool Hunter

Popular site, The Cool Hunter, showcases what’s “cool, thoughtful, innovative and original” in both culture and design.  Among the topics covered on the site is “advertising” and the videos featured on the site definitely live up to that.  Check out trendy television commercials and unique viral videos…great for getting creative ideas for your video projects.

Motionographer

Motionographer serves up a daily dose of inspiration with their featured videos and commercials, as well as stories highlighting the most talented designers and firms in the business.  Learn about the creative process behind innovative projects, including full credits and in some cases a list of software and equipment used in the production and post. Sign up for their daily digest and get the newest content delivered for free regularly!

Motion Graphics Served

MotionServed.com is a collection of high quality motion graphics projects, part of the Behance Creative Network.  Curated and updated often, Motion Graphics Served dishes out the best in animation, CGI and digital animation. Music videos, title sequences and broadcast commercials make up the majority of the work showcased.  While you’re on the site, check out the Job Board to learn about current industry-related job openings around the world.

Vimeo

Most video professionals are familiar with Vimeo, but we’d be remiss to exclude it from our list of sites for motion graphics and video editing inspiration.  With most of the content on the site available in HD, Vimeo highlights some of the best work being done in independent film and video production. Vimeo staff curate the “videos we like” feature on the site’s homepage…an always interesting selection of unique videos, perfect for gaining ideas and inspiration.

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