My latest motion graphics pieces from broadcast and experiential industries
Wilson Dow Motion Design Reel 2019
So thrilled to share our motion design team’s latest and greatest demo reel comprising of animations used in live experiential media. I had the pleasure of art directing these pieces and working with the best motion design team there is! I also had a blast designing and animating several of the pieces.
Wilson Dow Logo Fun Reel
My team and I had so much fun reinterpreting our logo to reflect our favorite inspiration from the motion graphics/pop culture/design movement genres. Can you guess all the references? Each member of our team designed and animated a different piece based on what they love. Spoiler: I did the Monty Python and MTV and stop motion ones:-)
Watercolor WDG Logo Animation
I made this logo animation using old school rotoscoping techniques. I first created the initial animation of my coworkers and I "writing" on the letters in AfterEffects using Particular. Then I exported this animation as a jpg sequence and printed out every frame on paper. From there I used a light table, plain paper and watercolors to paint over each frame. I also painted additional splats and transitions. Then I took all the painted sheets of paper and scanned them back into the computer. Imported these as jpg sequence and composited them and synched it to music. I love painting so this was a joy to work on!
WDG Winter Break Stop Motion Animation
Fun collaboration with Maria Aiura to create another stop motion animation announcing Wilson Dow Group's internal staff Winter Break Camp. We shot most of the scenes on green screen and I composited and added some special sauce in After Effects.
Wilson Dow Group Summer Camp 2017 Stop Motion Animation
I made this stop motion animation with the talented Maria Aiura (videographer) to announce WDG's employee summer camp event. With the help of our interns, Will Fine and Kyle O'Connell we used traditional stop motion techniques to bring these scenes to life. I also used a little After Effects magic to pull it all together.
Happy Friday Stop Motion Animation
I teamed up with videographer, Maira Aiura, to create this stop motion animation to celebrate the best work day and candy! We shot this frame by frame with the help of light room and then I did a lot of post After Effects magic (including the manicure).
I created this for my company end of year reel based on the first True Detective title sequence by Elastic. I used the double exposure technique to highlight a few of Wilson Dow Group's creative directors. I studied all the shots from the original and recreated each shot as faithfully as I could. I had each of the creative directors pose for me in front a green screen but I did not tell them the purpose of their contemplative and also explosive modeling so they were surprised by the outcome when unveiled at our company viewing. Jonathan Sladek shot the green screen plates. I shot all the live video footage of the south loop area of Chicago near my office with my iphone6 in 4k. I designed and animated the entire piece using Photoshop and After Effects with some Red Giant plug ins. Soundtrack is from the original title sequence: Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family
Wilson Dow's Flying Circus
My homage to Monty Python/Terry Gilliam cut-out animation. I made this for an intro for my company's year end demo reel. I created all the artwork and animation so that it looked and moved just like the opening title sequence to Monty Python's Flying Circus. The vintage faces are Mark Dow and Steve Wilson, the founders and owners of Wilson Dow Group. I used Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects as well and several Red Giant plug ins.
Wilson Dow Group Armageddon Intro
My colleagues, Myles Hundley, Robert Burns and John Gallgher I made this for end of year show and tell meeting at Wilson Dow group as an intro for our demo reel. We had a blast collaborating on the VFX and titles. Myles came up with the story (which has some company inside jokes) and did all the VFX 3D work, John Gallagher shot it with his new OSMO camera, Robert and I and Myles did the roto, VFX compositing and tracking and titles, as well as sound. And I did my own stunt work. We used Video Copilot Action essentials and Red Giant Looks.
It's Almost Friday
Having fun with painterly rotoscoping and painted text/transition effects for an internal project.
Uner The Radar Motion Design Reel 2015
This motion design reel shows my work as Art Director for the Motion Design team at Under the Radar and Wilson Dow Group. I art directed the work shown here and animated many of the pieces including the C4d opening.
Vivejour Logo Animation
Logo animation I created in AfterEffects.
This is an animated intro that was projected to multiple screens for a live event. It was inspired by the Apple commercials. I animated and designed everything in After Effects. The sound design was done by ID Music.
Louder Than a Mom at Martyrs'
I designed and animated the intro and end tags for Martyrs' monthly storytelling event. This is a companion piece to the poster which I also designed.
Embody Peace Invitation
I designed and animated the titles. My paintings were part of the show and that is me being the spokesperson for this video shot and edited by Karen Carter.
Hot Topics Stinger
Loto animation I designed and animated for a corporate video. First time using Video CoPilot's Sabre plug-in.
Chicago Ideas Week promo
I designed and animated this promo for Chicago Ideas Week
Democratic Campaign Election Spots 2012
A series of spots I worked on for Adelstein Liston using Photoshop and AfterEffects.
Bell School Graduation Intro
Siena Esposito Motion Design & Art Direction Reel
Here is work I animated and art directed. I also designed and storyboarded many of the pieces. Most of the pieces are openers, teasers, explainer animations and logo animations for experiential media. After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, C4D, Red Giant and Video Copilot plug ins. I also use old school animation methods like rotoscoping with watercolor paint and paper and traditonal stop motion technques.
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