motion design

AC Direct Intro

Year

2023

Client

Animation Club

Tools

Blender
After Effects
Illustrator

role

3D Animator
UH Animation Club is a community providing members interested in animation with resources, assistance, and inspiration through speaker events, workshops, and challenges. I created this 20 second animated intro for the club’s direct, a video presentation event focused on upcoming news and content.

process

research & moodboard

Since it was a parody of a Nintendo Direct, I used it as reference along with a small moodboard to set the visual style.

process

visual development

Because I had the freedom to create the intro how I wanted, I used it as an opportunity to challenge myself by focusing on the design. I struggled in the beginning of the process to figure out the flow of the animation, but later created the story of the club’s mascot, Mo, flying around in a ship through a space of shapes.

process

animation

All animation was done in Blender using simple actions like following splines and moving right to left to create strong parallax, helping give depth.