Hi blog it’s been a minute! Work has been great but very very busy. I’m directing two short videos that will be played in all major studio courses with Miguel, Angie, and Athena over winter break. So far, we’ve storyboarded two videos and began on creating assets layers in photoshop. It’s a lot of different working components, but we’re staying as organized as possible!
The first video is all about wellness and keeping your body healthy while under pressure. I started off with an idea of using stick figure comics that slide off the screen kind of like a flipbook. After some fine tuning we decided to take a more metaphorical approach and use plants to represent students and diff activities. Here’s a couple slides from our style guide (Athena led the illustrative style for this video)
The study tips video focuses more on how to stay focused on school and manage your time wisely. For this video, I decided we’d make a “lofi chillhop beats to study and relax to” but UT themed, mixed with Dora the Explorer’s click and zoom concept for some objects around the room (laptop, whiteboard, etc.) Angie took the artistic direction for this lofi screen, and Miguel is creating the clickable frames.
So far super proud of this team for being patient with me as things shift around. They’ve been working so so diligently and I can’t imagine working with anyone else on a project this complex. We’re hoping to get assets finished up by next week before the holidays, which would be the greatest gift I could receive this year tbh :,)