Nearly 90 Former School of Motion Students Collaborate on the Annual Animated Alumni Holiday Card Video
Even motion designers need a break, and that's what the holiday season's for. But when we pause, and finally pick our heads up from our client work, passion projects and School of Motion coursework, we put them right back down to reminisce on the past year and prepare for the next.
What did I learn from my work and course experiences? What did the 2019 motion design industry survey tell me? What podcast gems should I use for new motivational posters or sticky notes?
How can I clarify my vision for 2020? What are my plans, goals, needs and dreams? How can I fine tune my workflow? What can I do to better balance my work and personal life? Which MoGraph meetups will I attend? Which SOM course will catapult me, personally, to the next level? Is there a new motion graphics job out there for me?
And, of course, what's my favorite part of this year's School of Motion holiday card (let us know on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn!)? And how do I get to work with Traci Brinling Osowski, the SOM Teaching Assistant who every year puts this festive holiday card together!?
To work with Traci, shoot her an email to find out which course she's assisting with this session, or be sure to submit to our open call for alumni submissions to next year's holiday card project.
To watch this year's card, discover who contributed, and download the project files, keep reading...
ABOUT THE 2019 SCHOOL OF MOTION HOLIDAY CARD VIDEO: A COLLABORATIVE ANIMATION PROJECT
In October 2019, we sent an email to our alumni, offering the opportunity to take part in this year's holiday card.
The theme: "This holiday season, share the _____________"
Contributors were asked to submit a three-second-long video as a .mov or .mp4, using a predefined color palette and adhering to certain quality restrictions, along with their project files. There were no restrictions on software, plugins or medium.
By the December 9 deadline, we had received 87 submissions, predominantly using Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Traci Brinling Osowski, an SOM alum and Teaching Assistant, then compiled all 87 unique pieces of motion art into one animated video.
WATCH THE 2019 SCHOOL OF MOTION HOLIDAY CARD VIDEO: THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, SHARE THE...
THE 2019 SCHOOL OF MOTION HOLIDAY CARD VIDEO: CREDITS
Editor + Title Animations: Traci Brinling Osowski
Title Design: Ewa Niedbala
Sound Design: Wes Slover and Sono Sanctus
Alumni Artists, in order of appearance:
Abbie Bacilla | memes
Ada Skowronek | time (cooking/eating together)
Alejandro Perez | Nochebuenas
Alena Hovorkova | Dreams
Alexandra Fertig | Business Cards
Alixe Lobato | Energy in MOTION
Anne Saint-Louis | Love
António Mendes | Keyframes
Ariel Magnes | Light
Ash Knoll | BBQ
Athena Karper | Blanket
Beata Szóstak | Light
Benjamin Du | Secret Formula
Blade Sabovcik | Air
Chelsea Winot | Magic
Coralie Legrand | Light
Daniele Cagnoli | Mindfulness
Daria Klimova | Treats
Déborah Rodrigues | wonders of the world
Doreen Voltine | Turkey's Legs
Drew Levin | Marshmallows
Drew Wiebe | toboggan
Eddy van der Lee | Laughs
Emma Elizabeth | ice
Erandhi Ranawake | More Gifts
Erich Nemcek | aloha
Ewa Niedbala | wisdom
Fiona Velasco | Controller
François Pezron | motion
Gilda Taffet | Floss
Greg Jackson | Wasted
Greg Stern | gifts
Griffin Thomps | Riddle
Heather McNabb | Reindeer Games
Jackie Gould | Gelt
Jake Williams | Ham
Jeremy Rech | Happy Cat Tails
Jeri Bailer | cheer
Jessica Daoud | Sanitizer
Jonathan Hunt | TV Remote
Julie Faussard | Boop!
Jung Yuen Shin | happy moment
Justin Owens | long drives
Justin Peterson | Ride
Kabo Lam | Gifts
Karen Fantasia | Jello mold
Keith Morrissey | Joy
Kenneth Hendren | Good books & whiskey
Kirsty Drummond | BBQ
Laurent Mathieu | Pixels
Lisa Clyne | love
Logan Pinney | Gifts & Christmas Tree Bauble Decorations
Logan Pinney | Turtles
Madison Shaw | hugs!
Mair Perkins | Robins
Mathaias Schmid | chai tea
Nassib El Mourabet | Belly Fat
Neus Vich | WiFi
Nicole Koncz | Feast
Oliver Schwinn | gospel
Ollie Mamaril | Ice Skates
Onur Nidayi | Laughter
Patrick German | cosy nights
Patti Glenn | Fruitcake
Philippe Moesch | Food
Prik Korver | Christmas Particles
Roberta Scialla | Knowledge
Rusty McMillan | Ghost of Holidays Past
Sandra Clua | awareness
Sandra Tournemille | Cheers
Sarah Ryan | cross-stitch
Scott Dintelman | M&Ms
Sherene Strausberg | Fire
Steph Knowles | Ice cream
Stephanie Schaffler | Hot Chocolate (with marshmallows)
Steven Houston | Hot Chocolate
Thomas Hays | Recipe
Timo Klein | lovin'
Traci Brinling Osowski | Remote
Travis Blake | Snow
Tristan Henry-Wilson | Affection
Valeria Favrod | Bubble Tea
Vishal Varghese | Earth
Vivi Feng | Surprise
Will O'Connell | holiday snacks
Zach Youse | Booze
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