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Carter Legacy

I finally got the time to get this one finished – at last. Carter Legacy a mini-documentary that tells the story of how East Tennessee State University was founded and the role its benefactor, George L. Carter, played in making the school’s founding a reality. John Fleenor, Media Collections Manager at ETSU’s Archives of Appalachia, provides narration of a story by Ned Irwin, University Archivist. David Currie, Josh Elliot, and Jason Jones assisted with the live action shoot and all still photography was provided by the University Photo Lab, the Archives of Appalachia, and the website Johnson’s Depot. Thanks & props also goes to ETSU Digital Media Services who produced the project and aided in the distribution. I served as director, editor, visual effects artist, and producer utilizing Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Audition on a Mac & PC.

This project required a massive amount of Photoshop & After Effects work for the 2D/3D shots which I’ll go into a little more in a future post. It will be featured during ETSU’s Centennial Celebration next month. Check it out below.

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New Motion Graphics Portfolio

In conjunction with my 2010 motion graphics demo reel, I did an overhaul of my online motion graphics portfolio.  Here’s the link

http://www.vfxjake.com/mograph.html

This is part of the annual overhaul of my portfolio sub-sites that I plan on completing in the next few months in an effort to simplify my website by making the subsites all one page portfolios to reduce the clutter of multi-page mini-sites.  I used jQuery for the first time with this one and found it surprisingly robust and easy to work with.  More to come!

Carter Legacy – Animation Test

This is an animation test for an overlay that I intend to utilize in the Carter Legacy video to promote the ETSU Centennial Celebration.  It features well-known American tycoons J.J. Hill, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Flagler who were some of the more well-known contemporaries of George L. Carter.

Work was done with Photoshop and After Effects.

Test Render – 3D Logo

While marching on with rotoscoping on Choices, I’m currently putting together a short-form documentary for ETSU about George L. Carter, Southern railroad magnate and campus benefactor, and the Train Museum on campus named after him.  This logo, created by Phillip Brooks, was just one of the graphics elements that I’m currently working on for the project.  I will post some more renders as the project moves forward.

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