This past summer I was given the opportunity to do my first commercial Blender work for the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s first DVD release. They told me they wanted some snazzy motion graphics for the menus, and being a film festival that focuses on incredibly progressive and independent films, I was given an immense amount of creative freedom.
The graphic design for the festival (shown at the beginning of the piece) featured parts of clocks and cameras. This was my starting point; a complex machine that the viewer would navigate as they accessed the differed parts of the DVD.
I put a lot of consideration into the movement of the camera and the objects. I wanted to give everything a feeling of weight and momentum. I also wanted the viewer to be conscious of the camera and consider it, and by extension themselves, a part of the machine.[INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]*click the image to see the video
[/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]I would be happy if anybody would like to comment on and critique my latest baby. There is sound that accompanies the visuals on the DVD, however they are not my own.
In the spirit of being happy-go-lucky open sourcy, I included the Blender production files on the DVD itself :eyebrowlift: no copyright or anything (not that my work is that professional anyways) so people could go crazy with them.
edit: I should point out that the end segments all relate to specific videos on the DVD