Hugo Germain, an 18-year-old math and physics student from France, is receiving recognition for his artful animated gifs and videos. Germain says that his work is inspired by "everyday life," but he also lists both Mattrunks and Videocopilot as influences (as well as fine places for those interested in learning Adobe After Effects, a software program used in the creation of motion graphics). Germain, in explanation of his artistic thought process, said
"Mainly it’s a way for me to provide inspiration and make people question basic things we take for granted. I often wonder “What if this or that was different/existed? What would that look like?” Being able to actually create an answer to that question is very exciting for me."
See more of Hugo Germain's work at his website Graphonaute.