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The Alumni Holiday Card 2021

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50 School of Motion Students Collaborated on the Annual Animated Alumni Holiday Card Video

As another year comes to a close, we have to ask: what are you thankful for? 2021 has not passed without its fair share of challenges, but we’ve also seen incredible growth within our industry, a revolution in digital art, and some downright futuristic advances in technology. With this year now in our rearview, we want to highlight gratitude and pride within our community. Fortunately, we have the best alumni in the world to help us out.

There are plenty of things to be thankful for heading into 2022. Which School of Motion course will catapult you to the next level? What new skills will you learn, and what new jobs will you book? And, of course, what's your favorite part of this year's School of Motion holiday card (let us know on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn!)? And how do you get to work with Traci Brinling Osowski, the School of Motion Teaching Assistant who every year puts this festive holiday card together!?

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About the 2021 School of Motion Holiday Card Video: What are you thankful for? 

In October 2021, we sent an email to our alumni offering the opportunity to take part in this year's holiday card. The theme: "This year, I am thankful for…" 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 deadline, we had received 50 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 of these unique pieces of motion art into one animated video.

The 2021 School of Motion Holiday Card Video Credits

MAIN TITLES + END CREDITS BY

Stefan Mallette

INTRO ANIMATIONS BY SOM STAFF/TAS/FRIENDS OF SOM

Jess Libby
Traci Brinling Osowski

SUBMISSIONS FROM THE AMAZING SCHOOL OF MOTION COMMUNITY:

Ralph de Vreugd | Shapes & Morphs
Alex Del Solar | Mental Health
Jeanne Martin | Travel Pals
Justin Peterson | Time at Home
Elisa Lucaccini | My Plants on Balcony
Sarah Peña | Follow Your Heart
Grant Walkup | My Cat Miko
Jake Williams | Balance
Alixe Lobato | The Imagination
Kamran Khan | Complex Animation
Carla Narea | To Have a Super Brother
Ada Skowronek | Cute Houseplants
Jason Meagher | Dogs
Roberta Scialla | New Home
Dan Trevarthen (D.M.) | Where Did the Gremlins Go
John G Anderson | 5K Fridays with Friends
Sara Wade | Yoga
Emma Elisabeth | Sweets & Treats
Jen Van Horn | Digital Happy Hour
Jhanvi Johnson | SOM Community
Beata Szóstak | Home Office
Juan R Mon | To Be Nicaraguan
Tessa Schutz | Thankful for Breakfast
Diana Koehne | Moments of Inner Peace
Anne Saint-Louis | Workout Friends
Cristina Spalatelu | Christmas Tree
Cian Abalos | My Animal Kingdom
Nicole Snyder | World of Books
Kendall Hotchkiss | Monkey Paw Stretches
Ville Lappeteläinen | Family
Andrew Marston | Board Games
Logan Pinney | Baby Boy
Heather McNabb | Beach Sunsets
Sam Cohen | Growth
Oscar Estrada | Traveling Again
Ange Devery | Pet Nigella
Matthew Zipper | Movies Back in Theaters
Akiko Shimoyama (Japan Pema) | My Eyes
Jeremy Rech | Delivery
Beau Ryan | Coffee
Sherene Strausberg | Human Contact
Andrew Kennedy | Music
Margaret Hayford | Dog and Hot Cocoa
Tamisha Harris | Hope Joy
Chelsea Winot | Long Distance Video Calls
Stella Salumaa | My Loved Ones
Daria Kilmova | Great Outdoors
Traci Brinling Osowski | Coffee/Wine

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