At Straightface Studios, we received the opportunity to announce Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service. The video was even featured on the main page of Amazon for the launch.
My main responsibilities involved creation of the backend of the video and showcasing some of the main titles that Amazon wanted to display.
Freedom to Explore
Human Connection Wall 2
Following the success of our work with Starbucks on our Human Connection Wall Call to Action videos, we were asked to develop the next iteration of the project. Our challenge was to take the original digital chalkboard effect of customers in the Downtown Disney Starbucks store in Anaheim and live stream it to another store across the nation in Downtown Disney Starbucks in Orlando. I had the pleasure of creating the experience's look and feel. We developed an experience that followed the original Starbucks concepting, found solutions to their main objectives, and all while staying within strict timing and budgetary restrictions.
This is what the user might see while intereacting with the chalkboard. The background videos of people are only placeholders for instore users of the chalkboards.
Human Connection Wall Orlando Postcard
Human Connection Wall Anaheim Postcard
Human Connection Wall 1
Working with Starbucks and Digital Kitchen, I had the opportunity to put DK's illustrations into motion. The result is three intermittent videos that play on the digital touchscreen "chalkboard" installed in the Downtown Disney Starbucks at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney World in Orlando.
Human Connection Wall Call To Action 1
Human Connection Wall Call To Action 3
Human Connection Wall Call To Action 2
Working with Vice and Budweiser, I was able to create some of the wayfinding messages that would be on Budweiser fridges with lcd screens throughout New York. The event had RAC doing a DJ set and free admission and free budweiser was provided for guests. All they had to do was find the location.
Our team also created the main visuals on the coolers that can be seen here from Chemistry Creative which provided other pieces of the event.
Vice and Budweiser Wayfinding Panel 1
Vice and Budweiser Wayfinding Panel 2
Here are a few quick animation samples that I made to help improve my animation abilities and practice different techniques for animating. They are from different points between 2012 and 2014.
No Purpose Animation
Subtle Face Animation
Camera Tracked Animated Head
Coca-Cola Ahh Campaign Artwork
Under the creative direction of the great team at Wieden+Kennedy, I had the experience of helping out on one of Coca-Cola's most successful digital campaigns. Our team at Straightface Studios came up with fourteen H letterforms that represented some of the campaign's games and microsites. These are three samples that I personally helped oversee the completion of, from ideation to final rendering.
Here is also a few of my original concept sketches that helped guide our 3d artists and the other asset creation.
In anticipation of the then upcoming release of MovieCat 2 movie trivia app, Straightface Studios was asked to create a promo video featuring one the webs most fearsome cat dictators, Colonel Meow. What resulted was a twisted action packed trailer that hopefully helps honor the memory of Colonel Meow and comforts his loyal minions at MovieCat.
My responsibilities on this project included storyboarding, matte painting backgrounds, and compositing of some of the scenes.
Here is the full promo and two scenes that I helped out with from beginning to end. One of which was cut but still fun to work on.
Desert Scene for MovieCat 2 Promo Video
Cut Scene from the MovieCat 2 Promo
Get Out The Vote 2012
An internal side project that helped spread the word on the election in November of 2012. I was able to help the Straightface team with ideation for the script, storyboarding, illustration and animation of the spot.
Get Out the Vote!
Change It Back
Working with Changeitback.org and Glenn Rockowitz, the Straightface Studios team and I developed this motion infographic to help bring awareness of the Change it Back cause. A group dedicated to getting the right information and help to the young adult age range which has continually seen no improvement in survival rates since 1975.
Change It Back
T-Mobile 4G Mosaic
15 sec pre-roll spot for T-Mobile. My work on the project included creating the animatic, compositing of the 3d elements into the cut, and the title work at the end of the spot.
T-Mobile 4G Mosaic
15 sec spot for T-Mobile. My work on the project included creating the animatic, compositing of the 3d elements into the cut, and the title work at the end of the spot.
Some title work for a variety of T-Mobile Preroll ads.