Case Study

Pursue Your Passions

By , On April 18, 2012, In Case Study, Ideas, With 0 Comments

I was impacted recently after talking with two separate editors in one day, who have subtly similar stories. I will be brief with their stories. Editor 1 spent many years working on commercials and documentaries. Burned out on commercials, he recently started working solely on documentaries, because at the core he is a storyteller and.

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Case Study: Kickanotch Video

By , On February 29, 2012, In Animation, Case Study, Motion Graphics, With 0 Comments

Kickanotch came to me asking for a short explainer video about who they are and what they do. They build and manage mobile applications specifically for the media industry. Of course, I was excited to help.

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OnDaySix Intro + Compositing Tips

By , On April 27, 2011, In Animation, Case Study, Motion Graphics, With 0 Comments

The fun part about this video was compositing it all together. It was kinda like a big puzzle having to find all the right elements from different images. There are about 8 different baroque-style paintings used to create this (including a separate picture for Eve’s hair & one of Adam’s nipples… don’t ask). Here are.

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Case Study: Roma Boots Story

By , On March 5, 2011, In Case Study, Storytelling, Video Editing, With 2 Comments

The goal of this video is to share the story of why Roma Boots exists & how people can join. For more about the organization, check out It’s always refreshing to work on a project that is mostly about people. The motion graphics stuff is fun, but this industry is still about stories, and.

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Case Study: Prepare the Way Promo

By , On February 4, 2011, In Animation, Case Study, Creativity, Design, Motion Graphics, Uncategorized, With 1 Comment

1) Landing on a Concept/Script The first draft of the script was quite different than the final product. It included the ‘Prepare The Way’ trainers, man on the street interviews, and footage or photos of various recent disasters. However… there were some big challenges with that approach. It was January & snowing, making man on.

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Post Production at a Live Event

By , On January 4, 2011, In Case Study, Teamwork, Video Editing, With 0 Comments

Every year leading up to the New Year, IHOP-KC hosts a 4 day long conference called ‘onething.’ With about 25,000 physical attendees last year, it’s the biggest event we do. I head up post production there, so thought I’d share a bit about doing post for live events. We have 8 total in our department..

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Case Study: Conference Title Sequence

By , On December 21, 2010, In Case Study, Creativity, Design, Motion Graphics, Video Editing, With 0 Comments

I recently made this title sequence for IHOP-KC’s conference to air worldwide on GodTV. It’s pretty simple, but I thought it would be fun to give a slight breakdown of the creation. My job was to create a 20 or 30 second conference opener that was compelling enough to air worldwide, yet generic enough to.

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Compositing Practice

By , On December 8, 2010, In Animation, Case Study, Creativity, Design, Motion Graphics, With 0 Comments

I’ve never done much compositing, but got inspired after watching an excerpt from “The I Heart Revolution” film that was animated by Glenn Stewart. Thought I’d share what I did today for a project with IHOP-KC. Before: After: (imagine the snow actually falling) Software: Adobe After Effects & Photoshop Plug-ins: Video Copilot’s Optical Flares &.

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Color Correction Examples

By , On December 2, 2010, In Case Study, Video Editing, With 1 Comment

When making videos, it’s all about the story/content. There are many supporting factors that go into creating a good story, and color is among the most important. This year I’ve been learning much about the color correction/grading process, and I recently did a project that really pushed my personal coloring skills, especially as it was.

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