Motion Graphics – Kinetic Typography Final

Here I used Kinetic Typography to illustrate a scene from ‘Apocalypse Now’ in which Bill Kilgore gets lost in a speech that seems to find glory in the horrors of war.

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Mr. Wilson’s Miracle Rotating Fan

For this video project I chose to represent ‘Noise and Silence’ in fairly absurdist terms. Getty image’s list of upcoming visual trends felt like misguided culture control, and because of that I felt it was appropriate to lampoon it. My goal was to present this video as a shallow advertisement, using ‘Noise and Silence’ to invent a fake problem and sell illicit goods.

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Motion Graphics Check-in

For my Kinetic Typography project, I am going to be using audio from a scene in ‘Apocalypse Now,’ in which Bill Kilgore says,

“You know one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… victory”

Visually I’m going to emulate Vietnam-era war protest posters. I like the idea of using the words of a soldier enthusiastically describing destructive power on a platform that is inherently anti-war. There are certain font and style choices I’d like to take advantage of, narrowing Kilgore’s claims into since sentence slogans. In the meantime, the sounds of helicopter blades and machine gun fire would be included in the typography. These parts would reference the works of Nickalus Troxler, especially his broken text prints. As well, the ‘posters’ that carry Kilgore’s speech would be falling on top of each other throughout the animation.

After talking about this with Tyler Sudyn, Thomas Casterline, and Greg Williams, they suggested I add scorch marks and bullet holes on the posters to make them appear war-torn. As well, by including holes in the poster, it would add to the layering effect since you would be able to see through many at once.

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Production 2 Glitch Exercise

Utilizing adobe after effects, we were tasked with creating a ‘glitch’ within a sample video. This process involved adding turbulence effects to a sequence in the program.

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Concept Streetcar Composite


Made using Maya 2018, Substance Painter, and Adobe Photoshop

This image was created as part of a group project, and I was responsible for modeling the exterior of the train, lighting the final model, rendering and compositing it into a photograph. Continue reading

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Interactive Goat Kiosk Documentation

Created using Max, Autodesk Maya, Arduino Leonardo, and Photoshop.


Originally displayed at the Rochester Science Museum on December 2-3, 2017, this kiosk teaches kids about goat behavior button interactions. Each button is linked to a specific animation that includes voice-over narration, explaining why the animated goat would preform these actions. Inside the box is an arduino all of the buttons are connected to. This arduino is programmed to register each of the button presses as a numerical value, while a Max program loaded onto the Max interprets these values as drivers for playing the animation files.


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Interactive Goats Pre-Production

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