Motion Graphics, Game Design, Animation, Video I have a passion for, motion, sound and art, those 3 in unison can evoke more emotion than any static silent work. Laugh, cry or just say Huh? Whatever it is I will keep in pursuit of the time and energy to create motion graphics full time. Below is a small sample of what I have had the opportunity to create so far.
Concept: MP3reedom | Client: Samsung | Role: Motion Graphics Animator When we were first approached by Samsung to create material for the K5 MP3 Player, I was tasked to come up with a look and feel, a way to set the tone. I chose motion and used sharing as a theme. I wanted it to be both innocent and edgy, combining the themes of human sharing (innocence) and technology (edgy).
Concept: K5 Animation | Client: Samsung | Role: Motion Graphics Animator Once we established the look and feel, using graphics from Vault49, I was tasked to create some animations to be used in banners and other promotional pieces. the result was this. A scene of a woman walking down the street with the music she is listening to, manifesting itself all around here. These were a huge success and as far as OLA goes, had an enormous click-through rate.
Concept: Holiday Invite | Client: Merrill Lynch | Role: Animator Created for Merrill Lynch as a company wide invite to their holiday party. I developed the story, the characters, the animation and scored the music.
Concept: Promotional | Client: Ernst & Young| Role: Motion Graphics Animator Created for Ernst & Young, to promote their new design firm, Darestep. I actually don’t have a British accent, I just borrowed one for the voice over. The music is by Orbital.
Concept: Game KBoom | Client: Samsung | Role: Game, Character Design, Animation The K5 MP3 Player was the first with speakers, this was a big deal and in addition to a brilliant website, I wanted to add a game. This was the first game we have done on this scale and it was a huge challenge. Our programmer, Peter B wrote a proprietary program to build the game. The story behind the game is about Baldur the Destructor who hates music and spends all of his time encapsulating his minions in glass bubbles, (bubbleheads) unable to share any music they hear on their headphones. Our heros Spike and his dog Kay (who loves cake) release the bubbleheads with the K5 player, transforming them into free, dancing “happies”. I designed the game, came up with the story, animated the characters and lead the team that builtthe game.
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Concept: Happy Birthday eCard | Client: American Greetings | Role: Animator Animated this Happy Birthday eCard for American Greetings in Flash.
Concept: Self Portrait | Client: Personal | Role: Motion Graphics Animator Greyscale Gorilla is a great website for people interested in motion graphics. On his blog, he has a section for 5 second videos and challenges people with scenarios, whatever the topic, make a motion graphics piece thats 5 seconds long. This topic was “Self Portrait” At the time I was felling fairly metaphysical and was imagining our universe as a constant cycle of life and death. The fish represents me, not only because I’m a Pisces but because the the universe gave birth to complex biology.
Concept: Laundry | Client: Personal Project | Role: Video Artist Doing the laundry can be pretty boring, unless you have a cell phone. I did this video while at the laundry, comparing mine to my wife’s laundry as they spin in the dryer.
Concept: Fountain with Printer | Client: Personal Project | Role: Video Artist Walking down the street one day I became inspired by a printer, on the sidewalk, I thought about what a waste it was and decided to recycle it digitally through art. I took a photo of the printer that was next to a fountain which I took some video of with my cell phone. I combined them to create this DaDa piece, “Printer with Fountain”
Concept: The Letter “E” | Client: Personal Project | Role: Motion Graphics Animator Walking through Queens one day, I shot some video of 495 with my cell phone. Being a father and recently being bombarded with Sesame Street at home I thought that since Sesame Street takes place in Queens, why not have the letter “E” escape, only to get run over by traffic? Here is the result.
Concept: Little Spirit | Client: Personal Project | Role: Motion Graphics Animator Having just bought a new cell phone I wanted to try out the video camera, What I caught on video at my desk was astonishing!
bil Chamberlin Copyright 2012