Pause 2018 Motion Response studios announced

The Motion Response is Pause Fest’s signature initiative that allows artists to gain back the creative control, experiment, collaborate, learn new tricks, get recognition, valuable industry promotion and have fun in the process. Over eight years various studios have won eighteen awards and been shortlisted in highly acclaimed international festivals and award shows.


This year we received too many top quality entries that gave us headaches when choosing the top ten. Besides the quality, final curation for 2018 reflects various visual styles from parts of the world we never had before. We think that a diverse range of selections will give an edgy output as a whole – we simply can't wait!

Here is the official selection of studios and artists for Pause 2018 Motion Response:


VOID - Turkey


VOID E Lab Bau is a productive team of open minded people with an artistic approach to design and technology. Bringing enhanced interdisciplinary solutions to modern day problems with a futuristic perspective, VOID aims to turn radical ideas into artistic abstractions.  Under the roof of Bahcesehir University E:Lab, VOID operates in the fields of experience design, 3D-CGI animation/film design, video production, virtual and augmented reality practices, research and development, data visualization, interactive media design and applied technologies to fulfill the superior standards of different industries.
VOID Elab Bau has been involved in several national & international art/science/technology activities, made distinguished demonstrations and got awards in different cities of the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Russia, and Turkey. Void’s audio/visual works were exhibited and received numerous awards in substantial platforms around the globe such as; Burning Man Festival (ABD), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), the Institute of American Indian Arts (New Mexico, ABD), Fiske Planetarium(Colorado, ABD), IMERSA (Denver, ABD), XI Experience Immersive(Geneva, Switzerland) and published in significant artistic websites and magazines such as Fubiz, WIRED, The Creators Project, DigitalArtServed, IDN.


LOOP - Russia


Loop is a design and animation studio founded in 2014 by a collective of experienced artists who are constantly pushing their limits to reach new goals and rise to the new levels. By gathering best talents into one well-organized team, they are constantly growing, exploring new design fields, styles, techniques to achieve best results and provide the most incredible visual solutions of any kind. Loop's clients are: Boeing, Bloomberg, New Balance, Samsung, CBN, Anta, Intel, Comcast, Toyota, MTV, McDonalds, Asus, Ford, World Olympic Games Committee, Total Oil etc. 


MELT - Poland


MELT is a 2-person interdisciplinary studio focused on creating unique experiences in every scale and form. Ranging from Virtual Reality to massive scale multimedia spectacles, we work to engage and astonish our audience. MELT worked with Samsung, Coca-Cola, Infiniti and many more - constantly searching for innovative use of media to help brands advertise through art & experience. 


Carbon - Hong Kong


Carbon is a motion and design studio where ideas are shared and visions are made in relentless pursuit of creative satiation.


Richard Krause - USA


Krause a Director from Dallas, TX.


GIANTSTEP - South Korea


Taehoon Park is the 3D artist behind the GIANTSTEP in South Korea. Taehoon's work is mainly in motion graphics, title design, experimental works and design.


MISTER - Australia


MISTER is a Sydney based motion design studio focusing on all aspects of moving image.


Blay - United Kingdom


JM Blay is a Director, Art Director and Motion Designer based in London. Blay has more than fifteen years of experience working in the creative industry on advertising, films, TV, video games and multimedia. He has worked for clients such as NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Marvel, BBC, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Lenovo, Adidas, Adobe, Citi Bank, or Activision among others. Blay also lectured in places such as Escape Studios – Pearson College (UK), Ravensbourne College of London (UK), University Of York (UK), Greenwich University (UK) or Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).


Genesis Motion Design / Singapore


Founded in January 2015, Genesis is a motion graphic agency based in Singapore that produces creative concepts, thoughtful designs, wondrous animation, and places sincere emphasis on its unique aesthetic direction. Genesis aims to break through the standards of motion design with its groundbreaking projects that captivate the audience.


Heysept - Australia


After graduating from the Motion Graphics program 2012 at Hyper Island in Stockholm-Sweden, Sept moved to London where he worked with the lovely chaps at multi award winning studio Weareseventeen as a Senior Designer / Animator. Sept Putra is a Design Director/Art director/Motion Designer from Jakarta, Indonesia currently based in Melbourne, Australia. 


Expect magic!