motion design

Cougarcon Promo

Year

2023

Client

Coog Esports

Tools

After Effects
Photoshop
Blender
Illustrator

role

Design
Animation
Compositing
Animation Club collaborated with Coog Esports to create an animated promotion for CougarCon 2023. Being part of the University of Houston’s Weeks of Welcome, CougarCon features anime, cosplay, board game and video game stations, and various student vendors allowing students to hang out and have fun.

process

research, storyboarding & moodboard

With Coog Esports approval to create an animation promotion, we started doing research into CougarCon. We created a moodboard presenting an energetic, vibrant, and comic book style for the promo and a storyboard of how it would play out.

process

visual development

Visual development was a fun but challenging process. It was difficult to settle on a style using UH’s colors that wasn’t vibrantly clashing together, resulting in several early concepts. But later settled on a cleaner style that worked.

process

compositing & animation

Compositing and animation required a tedious back and forth process between After Effects and Photoshop, with Blender also being used for the planet sequence.