I worked with directing duo Brian Mitchell and Ian Start to help them make some graphics for the Science and Entertainment Exchange's YouTube series "Ask a Scientist".
I designed/animated the title cards and rigged a dynamic/editable template for their video editor using my knowledge of After Effects expressions
BREAKING DOWN THE PROCESS
"Ask a Scientist" is a series that aims to bridge the gap between science and entertainment. Mitchell and Start wanted to give "Ask a Scientist" a fresh new look while maintaining the brand's blue color from the previous iteration.
I provided the team with some mood boards and stylistic inspirations to make sure my ideas were in line with their goals.
Once this direction was approved, I provided the team with 3 options for the title card design. The team chose option 3 and I animated an opening title.
Once the style was locked in, I could design the rest of the elements for the editing template. The show's format features interview footage over video conference calls, so we needed two different types of borders to go around the video footage: one single frame (for when one person is talking) and one dual-frame (to see both the entertainment expert and the science expert at the same time).
I wanted this template to be easily modified by their editor, so I utilized my knowledge of After Effects expressions to build a rig that could be exported out as a Motion Graphic Template and used within Premiere Pro. This way the editor doesn't ever have to open up After Effects.