I'm a freelance Motion Designer from Denver, CO.
I specialize in Cinema4D and After Effects.
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Directed by Beeple
Music by Joyryde - "IM GONE"
I was brought onboard by The Mill Chicago to help produce these 15 seconds of a 90 sec commercial for Huawei.
My contributions were mainly concept work for the space elements and particle trails.
VFX Creative: The Mill
Creative Director: Donnie Bauer
Design/Animation: Amador Valenzuela, Sam Cividanis, Luis Miranda, Tobias Mattner, Zach Landua & Austin Marola
SPILLT brought me on to work on the Internet spot for their Spectrum Cross Channel campaign.
Following the design created by Miles Petrock, I developed the boards and ultimately, the fully animated final product.
For a complete breakdown, check out Spillt's case study:
Six weeks prior to the NFL Kickoff for the 2016 season, the decision was made to completely replace the previous scoreboard graphics package with something new. It also had to be done in-house. Specifically, by one person: Myself.
As the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on the strength of their defense, I made it a point to reflect that same relentless defensive mentality on the design of the scoreboard rebrand. This meant a lot of fire, metal, shaking cameras, with a dash of futurism to create a juxtaposition of aggression and color.
At the end of the day, this included new Team Matchups, Scoring Animations, Sponsored replay wipes, Backgrounds, Logo rockers, Crowd prompts, and a multitude of other deliverables for different sizes and screens.
Bluebird Botanicals approached me to produce their bottle renders for their CBD products.
It was a fun challenge getting the renders to look exactly as the client needed them for their online store.
Each bottle was modeled based on blueprints and physical reference.
I was asked to animate the design elements for TEDxMileHigh's winter event, Reset.
I've always been a huge fan of TED talks and after my 3rd event, I reached out to whoever would listen and offered to help as my way of thanking them for the inspiration they supply me at every event.
This is a title sequence for a fictional film called "Post Human".
Post Human explores the idea of artificial intelligence and how it could be deployed in combat, along with the many resentments a sentient machine could develop towards their creators who force them into war.
This is very much a work in progress. I am working my way through the entire pipeline of writing, concepting, storyboarding, production, editing, and finally, delivery. It's an ambitious project for myself and I think documenting the entire process is important.
This project has become my test bed for how I handle my Everydays in 2018.
I've had a successful relationship with the University of Notre Dame.
Here are a collection of projects I've worked on with them.
I primarily work on their football team's graphical needs, such as scoreboard and social media assets. However, I was brought on to develop and deliver a full show package for their annual "Echoes" award ceremony.
While working on Spectrum Cross Channel, SPILLT asked me to help out with their open video for the Atlanta Hawks.
With my past experience with sports, it very much felt like stepping into an old shoe.
My contributions on this project were primarily design boards and animation for the middle section of the video where the court opens and drops into an abyss before the mascot flies up to knock on the court.
The rest was done by the talents of Harrison Vincent, Brian Long, Jason Linn, and Hollee Winans.
Check out Spillt's case study as well as their second open video:
For the first time, the NFL requested video content from the teams participating in the Super Bowl.
Of the content sent over, these videos were selected to be played during the game.
"Domination" was used as the entrance for the team at Opening Night.
"Relentless Discipline" was played during the game.
Broncos TV is the news arm of the video production department, residing in DenverBroncos.com.
Over the course of 3 years, I was responsible for rebranding BTV's graphic package twice along with producing intro sequences for various off-season initiatives such as the Draft and NFL Combine as well as internal programming.
Cinema 4D + Octane Render
After Effects + Element 3D
On a trip to Amsterdam, I stopped by the Heineken Experience.
My biggest takeaway from the visit was how well Heineken's creative team had cultivated their brand identity. It was big, it was bold, and distinctive.
It really made me want to develop my own beer identity. But I had no brewery that I could develop. So, I made up my own.
I named it after my cat, Gato. Then I incorporated every beer design I ever liked into this fictional brand.
I may have gotten carried away with the cat puns. Sorry.
After completing Design Bootcamp, I immediately signed up for Animation Bootcamp. I figured this would be a much simpler class since I had a pretty strong foundation in animating.
Even with roughly 10 years of using After Effects on a daily basis, there was still a ton to be learned.
School of Motion's Bootcamps are quite the testament to the knowledge that can still be learned.
At the beginning of 2017, I signed up for School of Motion's Design Bootcamp.
I felt my design abilities could be better as I never received any classical training.
It was a very difficult course and made me learn a ton.