Author Archives: david
I created this primarily in After Effects, experimenting and combining techniques to get the cartoony, liquidy look you see for the cell division.
I had the privilege of working with Six Foot Kitten on both motion design and sound design for this book trailer.
Existing illustrations from the book were converted into separate layers that could be laid out in 3D space. I then animated a virtual camera through each scene, and added color grading and motion blur to achieve the final look you see.
These shots were created in After Effects.
As a participant in Adobe’s “Make the Cut” video contest, I was given exclusive raw footage from the music video shoot for Believer by Imagine Dragons.
I created this short form 1 minute version of their music video. My original opening was created in After Effects using individual shots of the band to form the shape of their album logo, seen also in other places in the video. The remainder of the cut was created using both Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
My goals in this edit were to remain true to the director’s vision while telling a story in a unique, fast-paced way.
Created for an introductory video and effects class, this mock trailer was a lot of fun to work on. In addition to playing Chester the squirrel, I was responsible for all editing and post-production work in this project. Ethan Elkins primarily wrote and shot the trailer, and Liza Kochan created the portrait shown at 0:20, as well as stills for all of the titles.
A collaborative student short created freshman year in college. I was responsible for shooting and editing everything except the cutaway scenes from 0:29–0:53 and 1:18–1:50, which were created primarily by Liza Kochan and Ethan Elkins, respectively. Continuity issues were hidden while keeping the sequence moving at a fast pace.