Pussy Willow and the Bee

Pussy Willow and the Bee

A composition I made to practice keyframing versus using a plugin or After Effects. It is filmed on a phone and meant to be tall to convey a modern feel. When I finished keyframing or tracking, I used After Effects for all the video elements. I wanted to use a lot of color and celebrate the start of springtime. Utilizing rotoscoping, I split the background and foreground and then split the background even further into sections for color blocking. I hope the themes of pop art are felt and appreciated.

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Ukraine: March 2022

Ukraine: March 2022

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. In less than three weeks, the conflict has made millions of refugees out of the citizens of Ukraine. Putin is committing war crimes as he marches his army toward Kyiv.

I worked pretty hard putting together this mini-doc. It has a soundscape, motion graphics, narration, and sourced video clips. I wanted to add a bit more creativity to the type of youtube videos you see that are similar to this.

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A Refugee

War is a constant. It erodes all life. It even gives love a run for its money. This is an antiwar video from footage found on youtube and the internet. It highlights the refugee. #RefugeesWelcome

As for editing, I did utilize a lot of effects and sound but tried to keep it natural and not too imposing. I put together a cinematic feel with a call-to-action. Something an organization will use for the promotion of a campaign or cause.

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Lima, Ohio & The Local 329

I went for a documentary feel using longer fades and masks. The project was to highlight a small town labor union fighting to keep local jobs at an oil refinery. The footage came from a live stream and did present some challenges. I used footage from youtube of the Lima area. Using speed ramps and quick cuts, I came up with a style for b-roll footage. The music is meant to inspire but also create some tension. I hope you enjoy it.

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