Posts Tagged ‘museum’

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 Museum Virtual Tour

Earlier this month, I completed the  George L. Carter Train Museum promotional project with the Virtual Tour podcast series.  After reviewing literally hours of footage, it seemed to me that the only way to tackle this project would be to categorize the footage and split it into smaller projects.  The original intent was to create a 30 minute and a 90 to 120 minute documentary, but, to me at least, I just didn’t see enough “glue” there to hold together that long of a narrative.  The plan then became to cut a short promotional piece for the museum, a series of virtual tour podcasts, and, later, a short documentary on the George L. Carter, himself, and the pivotal role he played in the establishment of a normal, or teacher training, school that would later become ETSU.

Consequently, after organizing the nearly 50 GBs of footage and cutting the short promo, this was the first of the 3 part virtual tour of the museum hosted by former ETSU Broadcasting student Kodi Ledford.  In this opening episode Ledford meets with museum director and ETSU professor Dr. Fred Alsop as he introduces the audience to George L. Carter and some of the exhibits in the museum.  The second episode introduces Mountain Empire Model Railroader members Jessee Kittle and David Dowdy, who proceed to introduce the audience to the children’s room and provide further backstory on specific elements of the exhibits.  The final episode chronicles the surprise visit of ETSU president Dr. Paul Stanton to the museum.  The other two episodes are currently available on iTunes in ETSU’s iTunesU library.

As to the credits, filming was provided by Jason Jones, Josh Elliott, David Currie, Andrew Simmons of the Office of eLearning and myself.  Onscreen talent includes host Kodi Ledford, museum director Dr. Fred Alsop, Jessee Kittle, David Dowdy, ETSU president Dr. Paul Stanton, and various other members of the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders.  Additionally, I was assisted in the editing and organization of the footage by Andrew Simmons.  All other post-production duties were completed by myself with Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Cinema 4D, and SonicFire Pro.

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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