Archive for the ‘Motion Graphics’ Category

Exquisite Corpse : A Chapter of Darkness

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

A Chapter Entry Into an Exquisite Corpse Interactive Video

Rupert Howe, videoblogger and filmmaker, is putting together an Exquisite Corpse series of videos to be linked and veiwed interactively on YouTube. Each artist creates a new video based upon two previous videos. This is my entry.

This is an interactive video art game. 60 artists & videobloggers from around the world have made 1 minute films. You choose which path you follow to the end. Each time is different, but every video you watch has been inspired by the previous one. The maze is complex, and it criss-crosses. It might take 5, 7, or 20 videos to reach the end.

To start at the beginning, watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOYj18ANlig&fmt=18

Beef: A Short Experimental Film

Friday, December 5th, 2008

A man recalls his encounter, and subsequent business dealings with a man of few words but many decisive actions. Looking back he ponders the events that led to his inevitable and eventual demise.

Beef from Influxx Media on Vimeo.

A Short Experimental Film About a Fictitious Russian Mobster

Details
Shot on Panasonic DVC80
Edited in Premier CS3
Designed and colored in AfterEffects
Music recorded, arranged and mixed in Soundtrack

Passing (The Emptyness)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

A Short Experimental Video Poem


Passing from Influxx Media on Vimeo.
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A new short experimental film based on a poem I wrote 10 years ago. Thus, I am calling this a video poem. As the protagonist sits at a crossroads in their life, they pause and reflect on the inner turmoil, angst and doubt caused by the pschological effects of violent abuse. Time has not healed the mental wounds and the protagonist is unable to move forward in their life. Life is passing by, as he/she waits for some catharsis.

BG plate shot on Flip Digital Recorder

Footage from archive.org

Score composed and recorded entirely in NI Absynth

Designed in AfterEffects

Design : MCA-I Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I am designing a graphics title package for a local chapter of the Media Communication Association International. I was asked to do some pro bono work by a leader of my local chapter (the LA/OC branch). The logo was supplied as a vector file, but I was given free reign to come up with some interesting designs that broke away from the typical blue/purple swirling background loop and white Arial titles. Green was suggested as a more topical color, especially considering this years event would be held in California. I think it was felt California is a particularly ‘green’ state.

Taking the green and the nature of the organization into consideration, I picked three alternate background loops. The globe represented the international presence of MCA-I, the flowers were a kind of tongue in cheek nod to the flower power California 60′s. The 3D graphic, the colored strands, represented the fabric of not only the multi-faceted organization and it’s members, but also the many threads of media in the current digital landscape. Intertwined but woven as one.

These are the 3 sets of designs I submitted. The 3D strands, created in Cinema4D using the always lovely Danel shader, will grow out of the top corner. The background will be a continuous looping texture. The logo will reveal front and center, then fade back up to the top corner. The award recipients name will then appear. This will be run from a DVd player and projected onto a 20′ screen.

TRT to be 20 secs.
NTSC D1

MCA-I 40th Anniversary Awards Package

Design One : Globe & Logo

MCA-I 40th Anniversary Awards Package

Design One : Globe & Title

MCA-I 40th Anniversary Awards Package

Design Two : Globe & Title

MCA-I 40th Anniversary Awards Package

Design Three : Globe & Title

[update]

The final movie can be found here:

Final Movie