More than 70 School of Motion Current and Former Students Collaborated on the Annual Animated Alumni Holiday Card!
After a crazy couple years, it seems like things are finally getting back to (almost) normal. The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, travel, togetherness… and whether it’s more free time, special moments with loved ones, or a cool new gadget, we all want something, right? Our talented School of Motion alumni are no exception, and they were kind enough to share their wish lists in a delightful animated form, for this year’s theme of “All I want for the holidays is ______.”
The incomparable Traci Brinling Osowski has organized this alumni card for several years now (if this alumni card tradition were a person, it’d be in elementary school), and we wanted to take a minute to give her some recognition and a big round of applause. Here at School of Motion, we hope you learn a ton of amazing skills from our courses, but the community that’s grown and flourished around those courses is the real magic around here, and folks like Traci are what keep that magic going. So, here’s a huge thanks to Traci and everyone who submitted to this year’s card!
So what do YOU want this holiday season? (Might we suggest a School of Motion course?) And what is your favorite part of this year's School of Motion holiday card? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn!
Participating in these collaborative projects is an awesome way to challenge yourself - we know many of the participants intentionally choose a new style or technique they’d been meaning to try out, and it’s great to see such a range of styles and skills on display all in one place. See something inspiring? You can actually download and explore the project files from any of the animations you saw above, using the link below.
Download EVERY SINGLE Holiday Card Project File Below!
About The 2022 School Of Motion Holiday Card Video: A Collaborative Animation Project
Every fall, an email is sent out to all of our 20,000+ talented alumni, offering the opportunity to take part in this year's holiday card. This year’s theme: All I want for the holidays is ______. Contributors are asked to submit a three-second-long video, using a predefined color palette, along with their project files. There are no restrictions on software, plugins or medium. By the November 30th deadline, we had received over 70 submissions, predominantly using Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Our talented SOM editing team then works with Traci to compile all of these unique pieces of motion art into one animated video.
Sound Design: Sanctus Audio
Title Card Design: Stefan Mallette
Title Animation: Jess Libby & Traci Brinling Osowski
Music: Hip Holidaze by Nu Alkemi$t and Santa Got Silly Off The Eggnog by PALA
Submissions by Appearance:
Alex Del Solar | Finish "That" Project
Alexander Prestrelski | A Fancy Engagement Ring!
Matthew Corrales | More Adventure
Wojtek Piróg | Peace
Andrew Marston | More Sleep
Ivan Barboza | Trust
Patrick German | More Time to Play
Kyra Gonzalez | A White Christmas
Daria Klimova (Hill) | Warm Hugs
Beau Ryan | Hot Chocolate
Jen Van Horn | New Recipes
Marco Cuccaro | To be Motivated
Alejandra Londono Alvarez | Mental Health
Jeanne Thireau | My Lucky Star
Trevor Wood | A Bone!
Ori Harel | Peace of Mind
Tyson Edwards | Adventure
Beata Nowak | Find Contact Solution
Sara Wade | Snow!
Faisal Maniar | Go Skiing
Kendall Hotchkiss | Yule Log
Elisa Lucaccini | Chocolate and Love!
Jay Meagher | Cookies
Ayden Ackerman | More Time In Nature
Brandon Figueroa | To Run Away from Annual Software Renewals
Jane Black | Me Time
Tyler Bishop | Everything!
Tessa Schutz | Cookies!
Juan R Mon | To Get An Ipad
ADAN RENAUD | A Million Dollars
Niklas Sundin | Froggy
Aurelija Beitaitė | A New Bone
Peter Bone | Hope
Jeremy Rech | Peace in Ukraine
Natasha Wozniak | Inspiration
Casey Mitsch | Joy!
Claudia Morales Perez | Smile
Claudia Weigelsberger | Figgy Pudding and Friends
Anne Saint-Louis | Reading Good Books
Gonçalo M. Brito | To Relax
Erin Buonocore | Rollerskates
Dave Brophy | Candy
Bartłomiej Otłowski | Santa
Diana Koehne | Creative Connections
Henri Groux-Holt | An Immersive Gaming Session
Meagan Veneracion | A Family Feast
Karen Pearson | The Right To Choose
Vasiliki Velli | My Cats And A Mini Panther
Nick Millward | A Puppy!
Lillian Meng | Fun
whyisboxhappening | 37,284 Grams Of Gold
Pia Rossi | Vacations In Our World
Stanistawa Dahl | Time With Loved Ones
Tosin Bamidele | To Be Happy
CJ Paghasian | Eggnog
Benjamin Asbel | Bike Stuff
Alena Hovorkova | Feeling Creative
Zdenek Dovole | A Course From School Of Motion!
Cian Abalos | Star Wars
D.M. Trevarthen | My Cat To Declare A Ceasefire On Attacking My Feet
Chelsea Winot | Movie Nights
Andre Ramirez | Christmas Tree
Amanda Pizarro | To Be With Family
Alena Jalakas | Peace
Martin Mendez & Catalina Mendez | Love
Emma Elisabeth | Goosebumps
Kyle Hamrick | Some Time To Relax
David Kahts | Good Vibes
Daan Veldhuis | Music
Kanaga Sagar Murugesan | Silence
Emil Pimentel | Get Along With You
Lenike Sundström | Creative Collaboration
Previous Years’ School of Motion Alumni Cards
Want to see the previous year’s compilations? Check out all the submissions from 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016!
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