An experimental motion design piece. This is a loop.
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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.
You have to enjoy discomfort to be a fan of this product…
I created this mock commercial between Cinema 4D and After Effects.
I created this primarily in After Effects, experimenting and combining techniques to get the cartoony, liquidy look you see for the cell division.
These shots were created in After Effects.
A mock commercial for Lyft. We had one hour to shoot this. I was responsible for writing, shooting, and editing.
This video kicked off a large event that took place in the Mini-Dome in Johnson City, TN.
Given the script, logo, and the music track, I created the visuals overnight to be in time with the music and align with the client’s vision.
The bride and groom approached me to do this Facebook live stream of their wedding ceremony, as the groom lives 8000+ miles away and many of his family and friends were unable to attend in person. They wanted a unique perspective of the event, so I set up from the choir loft. I was able to hide mostly behind a short wall, making myself barely visible from the church seating. Many of the attendees did not even notice the cameras. A few, however, tuned into the live stream on their phones so that they could see the bride and groom’s faces.
Interesting parts: 0:22:05 (Bride’s entrance), 0:25:30 (pretty shot), 1:03:15 (the kiss)
There were a few hiccups, including a camera battery dying (0:39:10), but for the most part the stream went very well. One issue was that the audio was fairly limited, though most of what you can’t hear in the live stream was difficult for the actual attendees to hear as well. Still, this could have been improved by giving a lav to the minister.
I created this experimental piece as part of a student visualization team of which I was the team leader. We collaborated to create a story in which the planet is flooded due to climate change, leaving large groups of people to pursue entirely new ways of life, including this nautical city we centered our story around, known as Project NOAH. Among the various visualizations we created surrounding our story, I conceptualized a four-panel interactive advertisement for the mission. This might have appeared during the time in which the catastrophe was foreseen, perhaps on large touchscreen panels at subway stations, etc.
I was responsible for conceptualizing and animating this piece, keeping consistent with my team’s overall vision. Notably, I collaborated with Dawson Legg, who created the logo I heavily used, and Liza Kochan, who created the matte painting of the ship.