Music Visulization – Universal Mind Control

March 18, 2009

Oh hello, wow its been awhile huh? Ok lets get back on this horse shall we?

For my Advance Motion Graphics class at Full Sail, we were to use 30 seconds of music and add some motion graphics touch to it. So I used Universal Mind Control by Common and I had my friend DJ Ghetto D remix the song for me. He pump out a few of them and I feel in love with this one, which was the first one he sent.

The premise was, to have a guy who uses his mind to knock down the objects going by. No it’s not the afro knocking them down! And yes that is a characterization of me with shades, lol.


Motion Graphics Branding Project – Pixel Junk Eden

December 24, 2008

Oh snap, son jay did it to em. Yeah in their face 2x’s!

Oh hello, just wanted to pump you guys up. LOL. Any hoot, here is my print ad and 30+ second video, I created for motion graphics class at Full Sail. We were to choose a product or a cause and create a layout for it, like for a magazine and a 30 second video. We could use all the effects but not video or 3d.

At first I was going to do something with Crop Over and have a lot of dancing and celebrating going on to represent it. I had the music, the pre pro but, I just couldn’t figure out what to do with it. Everything was due at 5pm on Friday, Dec.19. I didn’t get anything done until, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, when I decided to scrap the whole damn thing and go with Pixel Junk Eden, a game I’ve been playing on and off for weeks. Yes ladies and gentlemen, all the assets I made for this project in Photoshop and Illustrator and were put together in After Effects, was done in less than four days!!!

Here is the original print ad I showed during critiques:

The main complaint, oops I mean critique I got from the teacher was that, in my video it had different graphics in the background and here it’s just a black background. I was trying to recreate the main menu for the game here and in the first 10 seconds of the video.

Here is two others I create using the assets from the video, both during my flight from FL to CT!

I like the pinkish one, it’s pretty.

AND FINALLY here’s the video. We were only allowed 30 seconds and I did that for the critiques but, while on xmas break I wanted to extend the video just a few seconds more to tweak somethings here and there. Seriously who opens up After Effects during their time off school? Jmo does. I wanted to recreate the opening main menu as well as the gameplay for Pixel Junk Eden:

I learned a lot this time around for example; the pink tower with the yellow curves used the stroke effect and I used that through out the video with the silk and black tree. Whoa what a long post! If you read most of it than +1 for you, if all of it than +2 for you! Music: Become part of this(First 10 seconds) and 637 volpe(rest of the video) by Baiyon from the PixelJunk™ Eden ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK.

Follow the leader, leader leader…

December 6, 2008

…follow the leader!  Oh man that song is so great.  So I’ve been listening to a socamix102 from DJ Ghetto D while working on my bumper.  I busted out this link Trini Jungle Juice from my bookmark and it has alot of soca music from the islands.  

There’s a lot of great classics that me and my sisters would party too while riding in the van, in Barbados.  Be sure to check out Timmy – Bumper Catch A Fire, Pong – ABC Highway and Kimberly Inniss ft Lil Rick – My Hips.

Listening to the soca mix got me ‘thinkin’ about my branding project and I thought it would be a great idea to do it on Crop over. Yeah it’s not a product or anything like that but, it is different and I’m sure they will let me do it. One thing I’m worried about that project would be the assets for it. Making assets for our motion projects requires a lot of time and work for me at least. Creating assets to represent Crop over and the whole soca music thing feels daunting and I’m still have my bumper to complete! None the less, I sketched out some scenes and ideas for it.

Speaking of my bumper, thats coming out fine as I play around in photoshop and hopefully get some work done this weekend. We’ll see how that plays out. Here’s a little taste:

Damn still got to find a song for this bumper. Maybe…Bumper Catch A Fire!