Teamwork and Transition

For this blog post for Intro to Digital Video, we are to focus on a video that highlights teamwork and transition. The video I chose that is a perfect example on the topic is the trailer for Loving Vincent. This trailer is for the film Loving Vincent, which features 12 paintings by Van Gogh that are animated by 100 individual artists that all connect into one whole film.


Motion Graphics in Video

Motion graphics in video is an amazing way to capture people’s attention. There are several different ways that film developers and directors have done for motion graphics. One of my favorites has been the opening credits for the film Juno. This motion graphic theme for the credits is a great look that has a almost comic book type look with animation from cut out ink-lined drawings. The process of doing this motion graphic was exactly that, the actors and actresses moving in front of a green screen while processing the motion into actual paper and then colorized, then finally gathered all together fitting towards perfection.

Here is the video of the opening credits.


And if you’re feeling crafty enough to emulate this effect for your own video, there is even a tutorial video for it in After Effects.

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Another opening that has captivated me over the years has been from the film Edward Scisorhands. The compelling atmosphere truly defines the mood of the film and undeniably reflects the vision of Tim Burton. It gives us the insight of the world that surrounds Edward before we know what comes along in the film.

Here is the intro video to the film.

My all time favorite opening with cartoons has always been the intro to The Simpsons. The daily life of The Simpsons is practically summed up neatly into this one minute intro and through the years has always been changed for each episode in a certain way, giving that humorous edge that The Simpsons has had since the beginning. Along with the catchy theme song, the introduction to The Simpsons will be forever iconic.

Here is a video clip of the intro to The Simpsons.

Previs Idea Board

For Intro to 3D Design we are working with Previs Idea Board. These idea boards are used for planning when making 3D objects and help us with previsualization on what we are created. They are based on the principles of Swatches, Textures, Surfaces, Story, and Sound. These objects will be used as a part of our Hero’s Journey.

Here are my Previs Idea Boards.


The interaction that the binoculars will work with in Second Life will be able to be worn and attached. Sound interaction would include a glossy sleek glassy sound. As described the binoculars will represent insight for the Hero’s Journey.


The anchor will be used as a carrying device or possibly even as a type of jewellery. With sound interaction, I picture a type of low level clang interpreted with metal and maybe as well as waves to represent tides. As a symbol of fortification, the anchor will be a representation of persistence and resilience in the Hero’s Journey.

Designs and Sculptures (3D and Real Life)

Through the existence of what mankind has developed in art, there has been wide ranges in the forms of communication. Each object instills a type of symbolism that its creators hoped to give meaning.

This post is about my favorite types of designs and sculptures that I find intriguing. Since technologies vast developments, we have been able to take ideas that our hands could construct and turn it into digital representations.

The process of creating multiple objects in 3D design has limitless possibilities. From buildings, statues, space, and even the inside of the human body, we have gone far into the depths of what we have created and could possibly create.

One of my favorite works in 3D has been Suzanne, the model from blender.


Suzanne was designed as a later implemented Easter egg add-on towards blender for those to see the works of blender and how blender can work with texturing and other functions.

In the real world there are plenty of different types of sculptures that I have admired. One of the major examples of these has been the Winged Bull, Lamassu. Lamassu is symbolized as a protector in the early years of Iraq. While in Art 127, Lamassu was one of the many key topics that we have learned about from the early Middle East. I loved the symbolism of how Lamassu came to be with it’s imagery and representation as a guardian.