Motion Graphics

 

Motion graphics are something I'm a bit newer to, but also something I have jumped at any opportunity to excel at. In this video, I combined a bar graph with a map which changed to indicate the growing population in British-ruled Palestine before and after the Balfour Declaration, giving viewers a better idea of just how a 67-word letter can change thousands of lives.


 

Things like text and documents covered in more text aren't exactly visually pleasing - on the surface. I, however, have learned several different ways that you can show text in a way that informs the viewer, but does not overwhelm them, which is displayed in this video. Here, we see and read what is absolutely necessary, while other text-rich documents are overlaid and combined in a visually pleasing, still informative way.

Text, text and more text over video


DISPLAYING MULTIPLE ELEMENTS AT ONCE

 

When Daniel Day-Lewis quit acting he had a lot to show for his career. That provided a particular challenge for me when it came to displaying multiple types of content at once. In this video I used several generators in Final Cut Pro beyond their original purposes to display elements in a way that showed in a visually comprehensible way just how big a deal Day-Lewis' announcement was to the film industry and his fans. 


 

In this video, there was a lot of information to show that simple b-roll of Historically Black Colleges and Universities would not do justice. Thus, I faced and conquered the challenge of displaying several different overlaying visuals including documents, graphics, and on-screen text. 

OVERLAYING ELEMENTS


FROM EHHH TO ENTERTAINING

 

When do US and UK trade debacles get interesting? Apparently when chlorinated chickens are involved. This video was particularly fun to edit because of the opportunities I had to make a political story more relaxed and entertaining for the viewer using visual and audio cues in post-production.