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Ariel Taylor - Motion Graphics Portfolio
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Ariel Taylor - Motion Graphics Portfolio

Ariel Taylor
by actualmangotree on 1 Jun 2022 for Rookie Awards 2022

Hello, my name is Ariel Taylor and I'm a senior at Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA. This is my portfolio of pieces created over the last three years. Enjoy!

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                         Demo Reel

Hello, my name is Ariel Taylor and I'm a senior at Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA. This is my demo reel containing pieces created from September 2020 to December 2021. Thanks for watching!

Reel Music: MusicHusky

                     Portfolio Pieces

My portfolio contains pieces created from January 2021 to May 2022. Thanks for looking!

1. Armageddon Fest. Visualizer

Concept: Psychedelia

A music visualizer for the album Armageddon Fest. by the band 88kasyo Junrei. Featuring three 30 second animations for songs from the album.

Designed in Photoshop and Illustrator. Animated in TouchDesigner (a node-based visual programming language) and composited in After Effects.

Music: "OH! SOJI!", "M.O.8", and "Genma Taisai" by 88kasyo Junrei

Behind-the-scenes of the TouchDesigner project setup.

2. Panorama Game UI & Art

Concept: Veda

Concept for a game based on the ancient Indian epic narrative, The Ramayana. Assets, environments, and characters created in Cinema 4D. UI elements created in Illustrator. Animated and composited in After Effects.

Music: "Cha Da Cup Riddim" by Konrad OldMoney

3. Atlanta Jazz Festival Promo

Concept: The Blue Note

Three animated promos for the 2021 Atlanta Jazz Festival. Inspired by the iconic album covers of Blue Note Records from the 1950s and 60s. Designed and rotoscoped in Photoshop. Animated in After Effects.

4. "Daylight" Music Video

Concept: Daydreamin'

A stop-motion music video for the song "Daylight" by Matt & Kim. Featuring a guest appearance from my face. Shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Edited in Premiere Pro. Color grading in After Effects. Make-up by yours truly.

Music: "Daylight" by Matt & Kim

5. Cartoon Network - Gumball Network ID

Concept: Memphis

A promo for The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network. This was my first 3D animation. Modeled and animated in Cinema 4D. Designed in Illustrator. Color grading in After Effects.

Music: "Call the Shots" by Slynk

6. Candyman (1992) Title Sequence

Concept: Creepy Storybook

A title sequence for the original 1992 Candyman film. Designed in Illustrator and Photoshop. Animated in After Effects.

Music: "Nebula" by Myuu

7. Tor.dom Book Promo

Concept: Remote Control

A brand story for the book publishing company and literary magazine, Tor.com. They focus on works of fiction, especially in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Particles created with Trapcode and Stardust. Designed and animated in After Effects

Music: "Freezing But Warm" by Meydän

8. 28 Days Later (2022) Title Sequence

Concept: Infected

A title sequence for the 2002 film 28 Days Later. I shot time-lapse footage of slime molds growing in petri dishes over the course of several hours. They grow so fast you can literally see it in real time! Filmed with a Canon EOS 7D. Edited in Premiere Pro. Everything else in After Effects.

Music: "Underworld" by Muu

9. Interactive Media Projects

Concepts: Virtual Musician, Balloon Pit, & Be the Wind

These projects are interactive media projects created for two projection mapping exhibits at SCAD's Atlanta campus. I created three pieces for the show. All pieces were created in TouchDesigner using an XBox Kinect to track body movements. In addition, for the first piece, Virtual Musician, Ableton Live was used to feed musical sounds into TouchDesigner. Hand gestures triggered the sounds, creating a virtual instrument. The second piece, Balloon Pit, was created using a physics system called Bullet Solver. The third piece, Be the Wind, used a particle-based system.

10. Weeklies

These pieces are quick doodles I created in my free time every week to teach myself new software and techniques. Some pieces are audio-reactive. All were created using TouchDesigner or After Effects.


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