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These two videos were created to help the Splash Coupons sales force. The videos were available online, and also on iPads the sales team took to appointments. After Effects was my tool of choice. It was my first project getting to use After Effects after completing training. I’m looking forward to creating better and better results in future projects.
One feature in these videos is the “traveling line effect” in the background of both videos (most visible in 2nd video). The lines were created in Illustrator using an “expanded” “blend”. This was then brought into After Effects, where a 3D camera was attached to a variation of its own path. After Effects did an amazing job of rendering the vector artwork transformed in 3D space. The voiceover was edited in Adobe Soundbooth CS5. (I’ve now upgraded to Adobe Audition as part of Adobe CS5.5).
Credits: Shana Rose (voice performance), Various iStockPhoto.com Photographers, Mike Randrup (all other roles)
This was the full product introduction video. It contains a call-to-action, directing users to an online calendar that was on the original page (but is not on this blog page).
This print project was for www.BargainBanners.com. Over the years, they have printed banners promoting quite a few national brands. The idea for a poster to show the diverse group of companies seemed natural.
The first task was gathering logo files. Most of them were possible to take from the original banner artwork, but a few needed to be picked up from www.BrandsOfTheWorld.com as vector files. Each logo is superimposed on a small “virtual banner”, which I created in Photoshop back in 2008 as part of the BargainBanners.com logo. The background contains a lovely US Map and “light steaks” courtesy of VectorStock.com. Everything was assembled in InDesign, and output to a PDF for the poster printing.
The finished piece is 4 feet wide by about 3 feet tall, and is now hanging in their banner workshop.
Fun Factoid: Everything in the photo is at half scale, even the tiny 1 inch tall business card.
This was a recent project I completed for our sales team at work. It will be a nicely printed folder filled with sales materials (brochures, price sheets, things like that).
Tiny Mockup of Dark Version:
Tiny Mockup of Light Version:
In the end, we went with the version over white. This better matches the other series of collateral items I produced earlier this year (envelope, sales team business cards, a promotional coupon, and notesheet sized letterhead). Can’t wait to get them back from the printer next week!