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The Alumni Holiday Card 2019

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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: Project Files

School of Motion Holiday Card Video: Project Files

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The 2019 School of Motion Holiday Card Video: Credits

Editor + Title Animations: Traci Brinling Osowski
Title Design: Ewa Niedbala

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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