Thought at Work 2019

Title Sequence


Role: Motion Graphics Artist

Team: Rohan Pawar, Liza Comely,

Tessa Cote, Nichole Simone, John Keefe

Duration: 7 months

Client: Thought at Work

Tools: Cinema 4D, Adobe AE

Thought at Work is a student run design conference held at RIT. I had the opportunity to help develop the title sequence that would introduce all of the speakers at the event.

Divide & Conquer

From Sketches to Styleframes

With a team of 6 we needed to be smart about how we utilized our teammates, and our own, skills and time. We decided to break the animation up into 3 major checkpoints. That way, we could each have something to work on at the same time. 

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Scene Development

From Sketches to Styleframes

I was assigned the VR scene because of my knowledge of 3D and 2D texturing techniques in cinema 4D. I started by experimenting with different compositions for the player in VR. 


I then created a rough version of the final scene in cinema and began experimenting with different ways I could achieve the look and feel that we wanted. 

I played with different methods of using dynamics, keyframe animation, and a combination of the two to achive the proper look and feel that would match with our 2D animation.

Compositing & Transitions

From Sketches to Styleframes

Compositing & Transitions

From Sketches to Styleframes

After I had the 3D scene finished, I needed to find a way to stitch it together with the rest of our animations. I created a transition that involved the VR glasses being drawn onto the screen to bring us into 3D. To take us out of the 3D scene I masked out the shapes in 3D and transitioned to 2D.


Conclusion & Takeaways

It was difficult to work with a large team on a single video, but I think that through this experience I learned a lot about what it means to be a part of a team working on a long-form project. I gained knowledge about leadership, cooperation, and communication throughout the course of this project. I think this project has prepared me for designing animations from concept to deliverable in a more professional setting, in contrast to the school project setting that I am used to.

Thought at Work 2018 

Check out my work for the title sequence from the year prior!

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I am available for freelance work and currently looking for either an internship or full time position. If you're interested in working together, or just to say hello you can hit me at my email: dylanjdavis.98@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!

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