We’re chugging along in the summer semester…more and more great work keeps popping up and we’re loving it!
Today I want to share Class 01 student, Israel Peralta’s, Design for a Theme project. He chose to do a playful comic:
“Bruno gets hit by lighting while taking a selfie and he becomes Battery Bro. Now he uses his superpower to charge everyone’s phones and fights the evil Flash Dude, who wants to take all the phones battery for himself.”
We’re starting to share current semester student work now that students have completed 4 weeks. We shared Eddy’s project earlier today, but now we want to bring you some summer vibes, courtesy of Travis Krause.
Travis’ use of space is excellent in this project…as well as his attention to detail and choice of color palette. He really captured that ambiguous summer vibe that we all know and love so much.
As we get the ball rolling with our summer semester, we’re staring to see some awesome student work happening!
Today I wanted to share Eddy’s Design For A Theme project. This is the first project for Class 01 students, and it’s starting to be one of my favorites – mainly because they are all so unique. This project gives students the opportunity to explore the process of creating visual imagery within a cohesive visual style.
Eddy chose a topic that probably hits close to home to most of us:
“Nowadays everyone uses smartphones and other digital devices for entertainment, communication etc. Additionally, a lot of people, like motion designers, are working the whole day in front of the computer. As creatives, our goal is to come up with creative solutions for problems, and to create concepts. As good as the internet and technology is, often times we struggle to come up with ideas. The digital world sucks the creativity out of the brain. As a solution, we need to go outside, far away from the computer and remember that our Earth can give us great inspiration and recharge our batteries at the same time. I call this Digitox: a combination of the words digital and detox.”
Class 03 is all about story, beauty & strategy. In this class, students take everything they’ve learned and produce one final project for a non-profit organization. This gives them real world experience while exploring new styles and workflows.
Today we’re sharing last semester’s final video with you. This was a collab piece by graduates: Daniel Stanush, Diego Chavez & Remington McElheney. They were expertly guided by their mentor, Alex Mapar.
Each student pitched different concepts and art direction, and they had to work as a team to figure out which style would best suit this narrative. Below are some early design concepts that they explored.
“Animatics played a huge role in the production for this video. Something that was stressed early on by our mentor was how important a good animatic was. Essentially week by week we would produce a new animatic until it eventually became our rough cut and then final cut. It was ever evolving and always changing but it was really important to see things set into basic motion to understand if it was communicating or not. This video shows the progression from our board-o-matic to our final cut. It’s kind of fun seeing which scenes stayed pretty consistent throughout and which scenes changed.”
Enjoy their final piece! So proud of all their hard work.
If you’ve been following us on social media then you’ve likely seen our postings about Lunch Break. This is a new live series that will vary in topic, but will focus on the artistic, professional, and technical aspects of motion design.
Last week we launched with episode one and we had about 40 people drop in to hang out with us. This episode focuses on the process of moving from concept to form: working with space, and the best process for communicating ideas and creating interesting visual compositions. If you missed it, no worries…below is a recording of the live episode.