According to wikipedia motion graphics are pieces of digital footage or animation which create the illusion of motion or rotation, and are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects. In this interview we cover Cincy motion graphic artist Bryan Marek CEO of Animate Me Too. Please share.
Peace Bryan where you orginally from?
Peace La Mont, I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona but I built the company here in Cincinnati, Ohio. It surely is a big change from a large flat population of millions vs around a quarter of a milli in Cincy.
How long have you been doing graphic design?
About 15 years, 3 of which are in motion graphic design. And this year we are starting 3D and will eventually be getting into Modeling.
Who is Animate Me Too for?
We work closely with the Music Industry, however motion graphics is for any type of business that needs video work created for their promotional use. Ever since social media began “auto-play” of videos on posts and allowing “cover and profile videos” we saw an opportunity.
Types of services you offer?
Branding Design, Album Release Teaser Videos, Event Flyer Animations, and Website Builds we do often, but we do offer a full list of services u can check out www.animatemetoo.com
Do you do run the business by yourself?
Yes, but i work with a team of great designers to get some major projects complete.
Any deals you got going on??
We try and run deals pretty often, always message the business page on Facebook and ask, we love to cut deals on bulk orders, more value that way.
In your opinion what is the most common problem in this type of biz?
A few “Obstacles” that I see for musicians, they tend to focus on 90% of their music and not on their BRAND.. this should be 50/50 all the time, as if you look down the road 5 years from now and all you have is your music and not the image recognition to go with it, you have lost out on a good opportunity of expansion. Same goes with businesses, I see many self-starting companies out there that may get a piece or two of good motion graphic content, but they don’t use it as wisely as they could.
The key to success is MOMENTUM, SHOWING YOUR WORK, and PREMIUM CONTENT posted on your socials and website pages. Everyone has to think of themselves as being on a TV channel (the internet), as you want your VIEWERS to stay and check your stuff out, if it’s interesting they will stay for a while.. if they love it they will give it a “follow or like, or best comment”.. if not they go CLICK, and… on to the next one, on to the next one.
Other side hustles or hidden talents??
I’ll be re-launching my artist brand again this year “TANKMAN”, and a few other business projects I’ve been prepping for a few years. My new group website www.gaiahive.com will be in full swing towards the middle of the year, which will feature all sorts of good content. Touring North America and over seas is something I’m looking forward to again. Music has always been my main goal of what to do for a living, it just so happens that these days you need to be multi-talented in media to get everything done as quick as you need it.
Shouts or last words??
Evolve Yourself, Your Brand and Others Around You!
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EDITOR: La Mont Reed
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