Last night’s MoChat had a great turnout to discuss design theory. The conversation evolved into general ways to improve our craft, how to stay sharp, and finding time to learn/practice. Several links were posted with various resources to learn from. Angie Taylor’s Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist received a few recommendations, as well as Design for Hackers, and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5. The course Kinetic Typography Techniques with After Effects was also recommended as covering design decisions in addition to technique. Greyscale Gorilla’s Five Second Projects were mentioned for practice. And for inspiration the Sullivan & Marks 1978 ABC Demo Reel was posted.

We had a great time last night. Be sure to join us next week at 9PM EDT. Read on for the transcript below…

#MoChat starting up. Tonight we’re talking about design theory. -8:01 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Curious about people’s backgrounds. I came into mograph from film school & don’t have as robust of a design background as I’d like. #mochat -8:02 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : #MoChat starting up. Tonight we’re talking about design theory. -8:03 PM Jul 17th, 2012

We focus so much on the latest plugins and tutorials… How do people keep up with & learn about things like color theory, etc? #MoChat -8:04 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Who’s coming out for #MoChat tonight? -8:07 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I spent 7 years doing broadcast production for local TV Affialtes and have since moved on to agency production #Mochat -8:08 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Hey #mochat I’m primarily an Editor but have been doing more & more MoGraph. I fund it very rewarding but also very challenging. -8:08 PM Jul 17th, 2012

What are the differences in expected skills & knowledge, if any? #mochat -8:09 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Mograph is almost its own pre pro ,production, and post. Definitely a lot to cover. #MoChat -8:10 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Drawin, photo, theater, Etch-a-sketch 2000, since a kid. Watched way too much TV. bfa in SIM. #yolo #mochat -8:11 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Ha. I think TV definitely has an influence over all of us in both film/video & mograph. #mochat -8:12 PM Jul 17th, 2012

How did people go about learning not just the nuts & bolts of & Cinema 4D, but design in general? #mochat -8:14 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I started doing simple comps in FCP v2 or v3 in high school. My head damn near exploded when I discovered AE in college #mochat -8:14 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Recently left “full-time” client/freelance work and am now in-house. Agency work has a lot of pressure with billable hours. #mochat -8:15 PM Jul 17th, 2012

It really started clicking when I started working in broadcast at . Had to make things very visually clean+pretty #mochat -8:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

It really started clicking when I started working in broadcast at . Had to make things very visually clean+pretty+fast #mochat -8:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I spend alot of time trying to recreate what I see with the human eye. #mochat -8:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

We referred to those as “vertical edits”. Lot’s of stacking layers. It was fun doing that in Avid Meridien. #mochat -8:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I really like Angie Taylor’s “Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist” book: http://t.co/TZQUXr7p #mochat -8:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

MOCHAT | I’ve had no formal design training. #mochat -8:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

none of mine is formal either, trial by fire here #mochat -8:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

What’s the site for #mochat? I’d like to follow along tonight in one spot rather than on tweetdeck… -8:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Join us now on #mochat for a discussion of design, typography, and other essential for motion graphics: http://t.co/xoj69Hzs -8:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Was it trial & error, or did you have mentors help you along? Both? #mochat -8:18 PM Jul 17th, 2012

try http://t.co/hNvZs9mu#mochat -8:18 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I was forced to learn AE when I first broke into the industry found it much easier and usable than the Media 100 editor we had. #mochat -8:19 PM Jul 17th, 2012

honestly, a lot of theory classes always seemed v obvious to me. I think it’s a natural intuition. #mochat -8:19 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I still like to brush up on basics. Picked up Design for Hackers. Presents design from a slightly different POV http://t.co/sIbdIq6r #mochat -8:19 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Learnt through tutorials then through uni and just finished my 1st year with a 2:1 also Ive heard of mograph but not sure what it is #mochat -8:19 PM Jul 17th, 2012

“: none of mine is formal either, trial by fire here #mochat” im in the same boat. -8:20 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Jesus. Regular cutting was bad enough on Media100. Can’t imagine any mo’. #MoChat -8:20 PM Jul 17th, 2012

MOCHAT | Knowing design theory is one thing, having a “feel” for what works is another. It’s something you live. #mochat -8:20 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Mograph is just short for motion design/motion graphics. Broadly covers pretty much anything that moves on screen. #mochat -8:20 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : MOCHAT | Knowing design theory is one thing, having a “feel” for what works is another. It’s something you live. #mochat -8:21 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Hey it had #BorisFX and Grafitti #mochat -8:21 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : MOCHAT | Knowing design theory is one thing, having a “feel” for what works is another. It’s something you live. #mochat -8:21 PM Jul 17th, 2012

learning practical application of design for me came as trial by fire after school. Emulating designs I saw. #mochat -8:22 PM Jul 17th, 2012

MOCHAT | I’ve had mo mentors, just learned from watching others, practice and loads of experimentation. #mochat -8:22 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : MOCHAT | Knowing design theory is one thing, having a “feel” for what works is another. It’s something you live. #mochat -8:22 PM Jul 17th, 2012

With only so many hours in a day, you think it’s more important to study other’s work, or just play around? #mochat -8:22 PM Jul 17th, 2012

“It’s something you live” – incredible quote. I’ve run into lots of artists who don’t like trying to always catch up #mochat -8:23 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Play around!!! #mochat -8:23 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I totally agree. I do find being a musician helps. I’ll watch an animation like its a piece of music . #mochat -8:23 PM Jul 17th, 2012

There’s definitely a feel you develop as you progress, but I think it’s also important to know why certain things work. #mochat -8:23 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I think you’ve got to find a balance – you should always be experimenting but it’s important to see how others play too! #mochat -8:23 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Some of the best things I have found about design theory is to break it down to its simplest forms… Light, Focus, Dimension ect. #mochat -8:23 PM Jul 17th, 2012

MOCHAT | it’s best to do a little of both but playing around is very important to develop your own style. #mochat -8:24 PM Jul 17th, 2012

both! you need inspiration but you need to figure things out for yourself and learn your own techniques #mochat -8:24 PM Jul 17th, 2012

definitely. Was lucky in my first post-college job to be able to experiment. Was terrified I would run out of ideas tho. #mochat -8:24 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I see things I like, but I always look for a way to Own the look and make it my own. #mochat -8:25 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I really like to watch other’s work, and instead of trying to figure out HOW something was done, I try to figure out WHY. #mochat -8:25 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I think its important to add in here the importance of sound design ina piece of work, agreed? #mochat -8:26 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Sound can make or break a piece for sure! #mochat -8:26 PM Jul 17th, 2012

this is a great tip. At some point the HOW becomes the easy part. #mochat -8:27 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Self taught as well, studied film/TV; but did the first photoshop class my university ever offered (v2 on a MacII ci!) #mochat -8:27 PM Jul 17th, 2012

My first swoosh was a lifechanger.#MoChat -8:28 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’m a editor who didn’t start getting work when i graduated till I taught myself mograph. #mochat -8:28 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I don’t think the average viewer understands how many Wooshes we listen too before we pick that “One” we actually use #mochat -8:29 PM Jul 17th, 2012

How do people break of out of style ruts? I frequently find myself designing in monochrome and I don’t know why? #mochat -8:30 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Definitely, the “how” part sometimes become irrelevant and you always try to find better way! #mochat -8:30 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I think we all have that “swoosh” folder with hundreds of different options. #mochat -8:30 PM Jul 17th, 2012

its half 2 in the morning i have loads of motion graphics and editing to do before more filming in 10 hours and i cant get enough of #mochat -8:31 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I wish more people understood this! #mochat RT : on the other hand limits are the basis of creativity. -8:31 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I use Kuler sometimes to purposely throw my style off and attempt new things. #mochat -8:32 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’m in the middle of a project RIGHT NOW that I can’t solve. Thus my lack of participation. #mochat -8:32 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I try and play them out.eventually I get tired of those ruts… that being said I still always fall back to lens flare trans #mochat -8:32 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I like to look at old album art work Verve Atlantic Prestige records as well as architecture. It usually sparks an idea. #mochat -8:32 PM Jul 17th, 2012

MOCHAT no formal training here either. I agree you learn by experimenting, find what you like and your style is developed #mochat -8:32 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : I think we all have that “swoosh” folder with hundreds of different options. #mochat -8:32 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Could be a grass is always greener situation, but coming from design & learning motion on my own, I find it hard to keep up. #mochat -8:33 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Favourite pioneers anyone mine has to be Pablo Ferro or Saul Bass (the fairly big ones) #mochat -8:34 PM Jul 17th, 2012

trying with tweetdeck as I’m on my phone. I actually got my degree in graphic design and art #mochat -8:34 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Actually, maybe that will be my warm up tomorrow morning… random picture, extract color palette, design something. #mochat -8:34 PM Jul 17th, 2012

never try to keep up, the best practice is to inovate. #mochat -8:34 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I think it’s important to know what others are doing, though. #mochat -8:35 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : MOCHAT | Knowing design theory is one thing, having a “feel” for what works is another. It’s something you live. #mochat -8:35 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I had always dreamed of working for Pixar, but when only 6 people took the 3d path at the university they scrapped it #mochat -8:36 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Curious… I know many illustrators & animators do warm ups before working… just short exercises. How many designers do that? #mochat -8:36 PM Jul 17th, 2012

star wipes! #mochat -8:36 PM Jul 17th, 2012

have you seen the new Saul Bass book yet? #Amazing. I was really surprised at the amount of logos he designed. #mochat -8:36 PM Jul 17th, 2012

so graphic design was the next choice. #mochat -8:36 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Absolutely – I learned this lesson really late in the game. Had a character animator teach me to never forget sound. #mochat -8:37 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Alright, joining in my first session of #mochat. I’ve found that I know very little when it comes to personal style. I just.. do things. -8:37 PM Jul 17th, 2012

MoGraph on the mind RT @/MaelstromPost: Hey #mochat I’m primarily an Editor but have been doing more & more MoGraph. I fund it very r… -8:38 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Saul Bass is hands down my favorite title (and maybe just general) designer. #mochat -8:38 PM Jul 17th, 2012

What do you guys think about a dedicated, 1-year intensive post-grad mograph school program? #mochat -8:38 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : Alright, joining in my first session of #mochat. I’ve found that I know very little when it comes to personal style. I just.. do things. -8:38 PM Jul 17th, 2012

my warmups consist of a good batch of Buffalo wings lol #mochat -8:38 PM Jul 17th, 2012

And that’s a great way to learn & progress. #mochat -8:39 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Sorry for the lateness #mochat -8:39 PM Jul 17th, 2012

It would have to be more than just “here’s how to use After Effects”, though. A lot of programs are just that. #mochat -8:39 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Depends on the mood I’m in. Sometimes I’ll do a bunch of warm-ups. Other times I’ll just dive right into the illustration. #mochat -8:39 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Could argue that’s the only way to find your style! #mochat -8:39 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’d rather take super focused short workshops in related things: photography, 2D animation, anything to expand creativity #mochat -8:40 PM Jul 17th, 2012

yeah im an ‘it is what it is’ kind of guy, but I’m never happy with it regardless #mochat -8:40 PM Jul 17th, 2012

oddly enough I feel the same way about my “style” #mochat -8:40 PM Jul 17th, 2012

first comment ever on #mochat…but this is man after my own heart! haha nice! -8:40 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design by Jennifer Bass http://t.co/KN3IJOU9 via #mochat. Worth every penny. -8:40 PM Jul 17th, 2012

kyle cooper aswell with the se7en title sequence (for its time was very *cutting edge8 😛 #mochat -8:40 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I would love to get back into photography. #mochat -8:41 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Doing things, anything/everything, has gotten me further than most any other method I’ve tried for progressing skill. #mochat -8:41 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I wonder if you have some examples of said warm ups? #mochat -8:41 PM Jul 17th, 2012

better late than never right? #mochat -8:41 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I found this kinetic typography course to be useful because it goes into so much depth about design decisions http://t.co/KFH44L2b #mochat -8:41 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Try to find new inspiration heroes as often as I can: guys like Rian Hughes, Chase Jarvis, or Bill Watterson have popped up for me #mochat -8:41 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I do photography as a hobby, I love it and it helps me see things in entirely different ways #mochat -8:42 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’m sure you already have but look up Danny Yount’s recent work if you’re a Kyle Cooper fan #mochat -8:43 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Sketching. Strictly transform keyframes on basic shapes. Quick modeling. This was my warm up yesterday: http://t.co/316yQJSu #mochat -8:43 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I just had some samples of mine, but they are gone now #mochat -8:43 PM Jul 17th, 2012

And when I say that, I mean.. not caring about what the end goal is. Just go with the knowledge that I could fail, but learn from it #mochat -8:43 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Is anyone taking the Typography in Title Design course at this term? #mochat -8:44 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I find looking at things not at all related to what I am working on to give a spark, I love stumbleupon #mochat -8:44 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Apparently I need to learn to type faster, too O_o #mochat -8:45 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Greyscale Gorilla’s “five-second project” contests are a great way to try new things within tight constraints: http://t.co/0Aq78vRu #mochat -8:45 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Typography is definitely something I always want to learn more about. #mochat -8:45 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I like to learn thru tutorials, then alter to my needs. Just me changing them adds new manifestation. #mochat -8:46 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Curious to also know how many actually sketch, storyboard, mockup, etc… For me it’s too easy to get sidetracked without. #mochat -8:46 PM Jul 17th, 2012

yeah, I find pushing buttons at random has honestly helped me figure things out. I learn when I fail. #mochat -8:46 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I bought a bunch of used amazon typography books for dirt cheap. I also had a roommate that was a huge type head, #mochat -8:46 PM Jul 17th, 2012

The thing is to make it brief… just enough to get your brain working. #mochat -8:46 PM Jul 17th, 2012

All this sketching/drawing talk– is anyone else as entirely useless behind a pen and paper as I? #mochat -8:47 PM Jul 17th, 2012

typography is so expressive and useful it can tell the story for you, i would hate to design a typeface but i love working with it #mochat -8:47 PM Jul 17th, 2012

depends on the project with me, a lot of time I’m not sure what I’m doing til its done #mochat -8:47 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Now that I’m more responsible for the pre-production in my work, I always at least sketch things out first. #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

YES! RT : All this sketching/drawing talk– is anyone else as entirely useless behind a pen and paper as I? #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Yes. This is why I like #instagram. I like playing with compositing with just a sq. ratio #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Despite some of the minor issues we had yesterday, I think that is a fantastic way to get the gears turning #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’m pretty awful at sketching. Trying to get better, though. #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

This is definitely me. But give me some 3d motion tracking…Im ready to go ha #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

There is such a wealth of stimulation for ideas on the web its hard not to be inspired or excited with a new technique #mochat -8:48 PM Jul 17th, 2012

did you see this post of mine? http://t.co/FRpkhnOD #mochat -8:49 PM Jul 17th, 2012

How do you go about picking fonts for a project if there’s no set style/brand guidelines? #mochat -8:49 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Have any good ones you’d recommend? #mochat -8:50 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’ve got not formal design training, just learning as I go. Love learning from people via video tuts. Taking #mochat -8:50 PM Jul 17th, 2012

big fan of doing Tutorials. I agree 100%. Alter concepts to fit needs to work more efficiently. I owe a lot to VCP & COW #mochat -8:50 PM Jul 17th, 2012

10 more minutes of #mochat everyone! At least, “officially”. Always keep the conversation going! -8:50 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Followup: non-drawers, how are you on the design/conceptual side, versus execution/technical expertise? #mochat -8:50 PM Jul 17th, 2012

And I don’t have much time to “warm up”, as my time is so limited as is. Design on the side 🙁 #mochat -8:50 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I steal from the best and in the creative process variation makes it my own. #mochat -8:51 PM Jul 17th, 2012

well im only in Uniatm and after looking at the brief for my title design project I found a suitable one nd tested it #mochat -8:51 PM Jul 17th, 2012

One problem I run into is that I’m too concerned with having ‘too much’ of an inspirational piece embedded into my own #mochat -8:51 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Definitely stronger on execution than concept for me. #mochat -8:51 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : MOCHAT | Knowing design theory is one thing, having a “feel” for what works is another. It’s something you live. #mochat -8:51 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Remind me tomorrow, they are at work. #mochat -8:51 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I dont sketch. I know my limitations and drawing isnt my strong suit.. but I do consider myself a compositor. #mochat.. -8:52 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : Followup: non-drawers, how are you on the design/conceptual side, versus execution/technical expertise? #mochat -8:52 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Not sure if I’m saying that in a way it makes sense.. I feel like I’m copying I guess, even if I know I’m not. #mochat -8:52 PM Jul 17th, 2012

still behind in convo, i feel personal style is subjective to the people who view it. You don’t set your style. it shows on its own #mochat -8:52 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I like to say I’m strong on both sides, sometime I have a difficult time communicating whats in my head though #mochat -8:52 PM Jul 17th, 2012

It’s definitely tough to feel like you’re not copying someone else, even if subconsciously. #mochat -8:53 PM Jul 17th, 2012

These books have good sections on type in the context of motion graphics: http://t.co/2Z4p0KGH and http://t.co/76648aXz #mochat -8:53 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Logo, Font, & Lettering Bible by Leslie Cabarga is my go to typography suggestion book #mochat -8:53 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’ve had people point out things in my work that are similar and I thought the pieces were entirely different #mochat -8:54 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I wish I hard formal training in Graphic design. Im just an editor that expanded into needed skills. I improvise with what I have. #mochat -8:54 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’ve been trying to draw more. A lot of gfx designers say Drawing helps improve MoGraph. I’m not that good at it. #mochat -8:54 PM Jul 17th, 2012

It seems to me that most artists develop skills through some (a lot of) copying and then expand from that as skills grow. #mochat -8:54 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I find it hard to work with serif type-faces in mograph. Not sure why. #mochat -8:55 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I have that one 🙂 #mochat -8:55 PM Jul 17th, 2012

hehe art is a relative idea. it conjures itself to the individual differently from one to the next 🙂 #mochat -8:55 PM Jul 17th, 2012

EXACTLY! RT : It seems to me that most artists develop skills through some copying & expand from that #mochat -8:56 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I feel I have an “eye” thus Photography helps w/ compositions. but my hand-eye w/ pencil isnt there #mochat -8:56 PM Jul 17th, 2012

We’re just about ready to wrap up #mochat tonight. Anyone have any last bits of wisdom/advice to bestow? -8:57 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I learned by sitting alone in a room with my computer. Still far from where I want to be, but getting better #mochat -8:57 PM Jul 17th, 2012

it depends on the genre but i too prefer the likes of sans serif and would onlyuse serif if suited to the genre #mochat -8:57 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I have a hard time translating whats in my mind to my design, I’m better at concepts than finishing a project #mochat -8:58 PM Jul 17th, 2012

serif fonts always cause me terrible too. Times New Roman can just suck-it #mochat -8:58 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist: http://t.co/rRoDsinL via This is the book I’m reading now. It’s terrific. #mochat -8:58 PM Jul 17th, 2012

that is why I prefer more generic tuts, I find some even though great have some limited uses #mochat -8:58 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Does anyone get where they want to be in mograph? #mochat -8:59 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat. Heres what drives me nuts. When I have a time crunch there are certain things I know I can do FAST to get work done. Cont… -8:59 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Pretty sure Kyle Cooper copied Flavio Kampah and David Carson, as a lot of us did back then #mochat -8:59 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Yeah, Not a fan of “we’re going to teach you how to do this one thing this one way for this one project” #mochat -8:59 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat Anyone see this gem? http://t.co/BgsdFe0H New to motion, I often find inspiration in learning how things were once done. -8:59 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat. this making a lot of my timecrunch work.. look the same.. and it bugs the living crap outta me..Always trying to expand and change. -9:00 PM Jul 17th, 2012

The Beatles have been know to take a few ideas from Their mentors. #mochat -9:00 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat Do you find.. when you are busy you fall back on “goto” skills techniques that you know will get work done? I seem to fall into that -9:01 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : #mochat Anyone see this gem? http://t.co/BgsdFe0H New to motion, I often find inspiration in learning how things were once done. -9:01 PM Jul 17th, 2012

try to challenge yourself with each project. Force yourself to improve. Try a new way of doing an old trick #mochat -9:01 PM Jul 17th, 2012

You can see some of our team’s work at http://t.co/64P9FNKb #mochat -9:02 PM Jul 17th, 2012

you will find that Los of bands straight up took riffs them got famous from them. #mochat -9:02 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : “ try to challenge yourself with each project. Force yourself to improve.” Couldn’t agree more #mochat -9:02 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Seems there’s lots still going on. How about another 10 minutes? #mochat -9:02 PM Jul 17th, 2012

how about every night? 😉 #mochat -9:03 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. ” -Pablo Picasso -9:03 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#Mochat is always open. Many of us check out the tag often. This is just the “official” chat. 😉 -9:04 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Sorry for my phones amazing auto correct everyone. I’m really only partially retarded I promise. #mochat -9:04 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : You can see some of our team’s work at http://t.co/64P9FNKb #mochat -9:04 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I keep the #mochat search open in tweetdeck all the time 🙂 -9:05 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Hey computers not much better, replied to you earlier when I meant to reply to the message below you. #mochat -9:05 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat RT : how can you speed up the learning process when u have a full time job? -9:05 PM Jul 17th, 2012

lol it still fit haha #mochat -9:06 PM Jul 17th, 2012

It’s tough. Find personal projects. Schedule time for “classes”. Even if it’s just you following tuts or exploring. #mochat -9:06 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I think has a lot of truth behind it “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein #mochat -9:07 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Alright that’s enough #mochat nuggets of wisdom for me tonight. Time to play some demolition derby 😛 I’m feeling vengeful against cars atm -9:07 PM Jul 17th, 2012

any way the links posted here can be posted on a blog or something somewhere? #mochat -9:07 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : ” I think if they did, they’ve just lost the drive to learn.” I’ve seen that too. #MOCHAT -9:08 PM Jul 17th, 2012

thanks for the warm-up ideas. Im going to try and implement some of them.. #mochat -9:09 PM Jul 17th, 2012

any roto fans out there – http://t.co/R18mh5yE – amazed! #mochat -9:09 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I spend what little free time I get watching tuts, making small scenes, or doing python work for plugins. #mochat -9:09 PM Jul 17th, 2012

We post transcripts up on , usually the day after. We’ll collect & highlight like, too. #mochat -9:09 PM Jul 17th, 2012

RT : I think has a lot of truth behind it “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein #mochat -9:09 PM Jul 17th, 2012

I’m a dad with two kids and a separate full time job as a web developer #mochat -9:10 PM Jul 17th, 2012

when you find something you love to do, them you seem to figure out how to make time instead of just find time #mochat -9:11 PM Jul 17th, 2012

thanks for hosting #mochat tonight. Great discussion. Cheers! -9:11 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Here, here. Wife, two kids, full-time job (fortunately in mograph). It can get hard to make time. #mochat -9:11 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Thanks for participating! See you next week! #mochat -9:12 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Shhh don’t let my secret out. RT : star wipes! #mochat -9:13 PM Jul 17th, 2012

lol, I’d beret not forget to mention the wife.. She is giving me that ‘you are using technology at home’ look now #mochat -9:13 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Something I heard. “if you want to be the best at something you have to put in 10,000 hrs.” feels like #LearningIsAFullTimeJob #mochat -9:14 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Alright folks. We’re wrapping it up for real this time. Thanks everyone for participating & let’s see those last nuggets of wisdom. #mochat -9:14 PM Jul 17th, 2012

That’s why you have to make learning a part of your job if you can. Unfortunately, not everyone can. #mochat -9:15 PM Jul 17th, 2012

thanks for a gr8 first #mochat keep close to the ur sound design and remember a font can say 1000 different things, its how you work with it -9:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

#mochat so if you worked 40hrs a week. its about 2080hrs a year.. 10,000 hrs = 5 yrs practicing -9:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

thanks for hosting another great Tuesday night chat! #mochat -9:16 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Thanks #mochat great discussion sorry I was late. -9:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

“By the time you’ve arrived at the perfect solution, the problem will have already changed. Thus, good enough is truly so.” #mochat -9:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

sorry man, but if you think you are ever done practicing then you aren’t doing it right #mochat -9:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Always liked that one as well. #mochat -9:17 PM Jul 17th, 2012

Alright, that does it for #mochat tonight. Look for the transcript on tomorrow morning. We’ll compile a list of links, too. -9:18 PM Jul 17th, 2012