Nawaz Alamgir is an award-winning motion graphic designer working in film, video game and television advertising. For the past 10 years he has collaborated with a range of high profile clients and worked with big brands creating graphics for numerous feature film trailers, TV spots and other digital formats.
Recently, Nawaz completed a visually stunning FUI design (fantasy user interface), taking inspiration from the FUIs that appeared in the hit film Avengers Age of Ultron.
The team at FxFactory caught up with Nawaz and asked him about what went into creating this amazing video.
What was the goal of the project?
The goal of the project was to develop my skills and experience within the area of FUI design. I had created some projects prior to this one, on each occasion I had tried something different and kept on going. It was a personal project that took me a 5 days to create – from blank screen to upload.
How did you get involved this cool project?
I have been freelancing for the last 5 years, primarily creating end titles for trailers and working on some film title sequences. I really wanted to get into a different area of design and took a keen interest in screen graphics for film and FUI. So I decided to take a week away from paid work and focus on my own projects, in the hopes that my creations would lead to more paying jobs.
What tools / Workflow do you use?
Everything was created within After Effects and Cinema 4D to create a few 2D elements and the 3D DNA string. Within AE I used a lot of 3rd party plugins. Element 3D was key in creating the hero screens as well as Trapcode Form, Particular and Magic Bullet Looks. I came across Yanobox Nodes 2 and it was really simple to use and the built in presets had some great starting points to create designs from. I used a preset in the final video as part of the UI for a screen.
Tell us a little more about you and your experiences.
I have been freelancing for over 2 years now, and before that I was full time for around three years at a trailer house working as a motion graphics designer. Before that, I spent three years as a digital/UI designer for a video games company. At the time of creating FUI Echo, I had just started getting into this area of design. Fast forward to today, I am currently working with Framestore London, heading up screen graphics design for an upcoming TV series. And I also have my first screen graphics work within a film coming soon. Look out for Bastille Day starring Idris Elba – I designed loads of screens for this movie, a total of 87 VFX shots!
Yanobox Nodes is being used by many talented artists on a number of great projects. Previously, we have looked at screen graphics in motion pictures such as Ender’s game, Planet of the Apes, Earth to Echo, The Avengers and Transformers: Age of Extinction.