Thursday, July 17, 2014

Introducing Edivation Video

I am excited to do a post of something I did at my work, School Improvement Network. I was asked to storyboard and provide graphics our newest promotional video for our product Edivation. I worked under the creative direction of Galen Leith as well as with two great animators: Michelle Ballamis and Greg Griffeth. 

I drew up 4 version of a storyboard while working closely with the animators to see if things would flow well. I then brought my ideas into the computer since I would have to give all the elements in the video to the animators.

I originally had my characters more human like, but to make it easier for the animators, we decided to capitalize on the thought that our "i" in Edivation was our individual. I designed the following 5 characters for our video. Our administrator and our 4 teachers.

Here are some shots from my storyboard that you might see in the video above. Of course as production goes on, things get cut and new ideas come up.

I had a great time working on this video. It is so fun to see something you conceptualized and worked so hard on as a finished product. I am so grateful to have collaborated with such talented people and to learn more about motion graphics. I look forward to creating more project like this in the future. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Letters to Sarah: Blackhawk trail

This week I thought it appropriate to draw my sister a landscape of the Blackhawk trail. This past week I was the camp director for my church's Girls Camp and I had an incredible spiritual experience on this trail as did all that came with me. I wrote my sister about this experience and how it has strengthened my testimony in my Savior, even Jesus Christ. Usually, I am not sure whether to talk about religion on my professional blog, but I find it difficult not to do so when it is a huge part of who I am. But for now, I will leave it at that. I hope you enjoy this little sketch I did. It truly was a beautiful hike through the Unitas!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Letters to Sarah: Paper Cranes

A few weeks ago I wrote my sister and this is the drawing I made for her letter. I just got a letter back from her telling me that she loved it. I hope you all enjoy it as well!