Hi. We’re Swordﬁsh, a motion design studio based in San Francisco. Our team of directors, designers, animators, and technologists work with direct clients and ad agencies to design memorable pictures in motion. We are fearless storytellers, focused motion design innovators, and forward-thinking marketing professionals. When you need to move something, we’re here to help.
When Maxon decided to stun the content creation world with the introduction of a revolutionary new integration between Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects, they turned to Swordfish to design content to show off the new functionality. Our only direction was to use footage from the Danny Way documentary “Waiting For Lightning”, provided by Bandito Brothers. Can you say “dream project”. Besides the finished spot, hours of tutorials detailing the shot breakdowns were delivered to both Maxon and Adobe for use as advanced training material.
As the Executive Creative Director of Swordﬁsh, Silverman leads a diverse team of visual communicators. From designing worldwide product launches to directing live-action effects-intensive shoots, the world’s most respected brands including Apple, Sony, and Microsoft have put their trust in Matt Silverman's hands. Silverman’s work has been seen around the world, including animations playing on every Macintosh computer, Super Bowl spots for Yahoo! and First Union Bank, Directors Guild award-winning spots for Musco Olives, ﬁlm titles for the Oscar nominated ﬁlm La Corona, and UX design found on gadgets in millions of people's pockets. read more
While it's true that Mauchi is devoted to his craft and has a fearless approach to his projects, it is also the primary cause of his hair loss. His latest film, “Cicada Princess” is a heartfelt gesture on life played out by miniature puppets. Narrated by Stephen Fry, It is currently playing around the world and has taken home two prestigious awards at Oscar qualifying festivals. He feels at home working in both traditional and digital mediums marrying technologies in service to his unique sense of creation. He is currently working on his new film “Daddy’s Dragon”, an animatronic tale about learning our lessons. read more
Over the past fifteen years Scott Kravitz has worked as a lead animator on projects for Disney, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, and Sony. His memorable stop-motion work on United Airlines "Heart" won an Annie Award for Best Commercial of the year. Most recently Scott directed the animation team for Neill Blomkamp's upcoming feature, “Elysium”. Swordfish is extremely honored to bring Scott's animation experience to the next stage in his career as part of our directing team. read more