Aidan's Portfolio

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NMD 344 – Video Essay

Our final project for NMD 344 was to create a video essay with a clear topic, explanation of the topic, and conclusion. The audio for the essay could be recorded or taken from an already existing piece; the only requirement was that we could not use any visual material from the source we also got the audio from. My essay was based off the Vlogbrothers’ video Addicted to Outrage, and.. Read More

NMD 344 – Kinetic Typography

Our first significant project in After Effects in NMD 344 was to create a kinetic typography piece. We could choose a monologue from a movie/TV show/TED talk or lyrics from a song. I chose Heath Ledger’s “Why so serious?” monologue from The Dark Knight because I love Heath Ledger’s Joker and it’s a fantastic monologue.

NMD 344 – Cell Design 5×5 and Animations

This project required us to select ten existing icons and divide them into pairs. For each pair, we had to show a smooth transition from one icon to the other over five frames. This laid the groundwork for a later project where we had to select three transitions and create three animations that were each 3 seconds long: a frame by frame animation at 15 fps an animation using keyframed masks.. Read More

NMD 200: Projection mapping

Video documentation of a projection mapping project. Done in collaboration with Nicolette Hashey, Devon McNerney, Dustin Morse, and Seth Lockman. Video credit goes to Nicolette Hashey. Music credit goes to Seth Lockman.