This was a crazy project and I had a great time working with Doh and Nick on it. This New Media assignment had a “lighter” tone after our more serious assignment for the Seattle Central Foundation. We were given a fake, random name and then had to choose a random object off a table. We ended up getting this little gun that shoots a fan.
After some brainstorming, I came up with the idea of using the gun a a launching pad, using it to launch people into space. We thought about going with a dystopic look and feel, maybe with some dark humor thrown in like the Fallout universe.
I’m a complete newbie to after effects, so I worked on other projects like painting the toy, shotlist, storyboarding, doing the AE text while Doh and Nick took on the special effects of the “SailAir” in the distance shots.
In the end, our idea was paired down a lot, with only one minute to work with. Our copy text shrunk more and more until we got to the essence of what we were going for.