For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed making art. However; after adding motion into my pieces, I found that I could impact viewers on a completely different level. I discovered this when I made my first hand drawn animation, and realized that each frame worked together to convey emotion in a more memorable way... as opposed to a what a single frame/image can.
Upon realizing this, I reflected on how I've seen animation used throughout my life, and although there is a ton of great work out there, a lot of my childhood was full of boring educational videos or some daft television shows. Knowing this, I saw a missed opportunity to teach and embed knowledge into another human’s mind in a positive way. This is what made me first fall in love with animation.
Since then, I continue to grow and learn about innovative and exciting ways to engage the human mind, and amplify the experience of my audiences.
Without a graduation rehearsal, graduates would be bombarded with emails entailing how to line up and how to walk on and off the stage. This animation gives graduates the information in an easy three minute video. This video was also featured on Bradley University’s website, and the url was emailed to all graduating students to watch before the commencement.
This animation was created in order to explore new animation techniques in After Effects. I made it simply to learn something new, but create something fun.
Planetarium staff would help school groups and museum guests understand the cycles of the Moon. Specifically they would cover why the Moon goes through different phases and why it appears at different times during the day. This animation was created to be a visual aid for the instructor’s lesson. This video was made to be featured on the Giant Screen theater and on classroom projectors.