Wrapping up Fall 2016

Finals are OVER (!!!) and I've got some new work to share! Here's the link to my finished Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards project: http://www.chrissyeckman.com/#/kids-choice-awards/

and another video that I made for my Time-Based Type class (which still has a lot of tweaks to be made, but I'll share it for now anyway): https://vimeo.com/193828125/9365187bc8

PS, if you haven't seen my previous Type project yet, I've posted it on my website here:
http://www.chrissyeckman.com/#/heifer-psa/

Time for a much-needed break and some more freelance work over the holidays!

You Need To Stop Misspelling

Projects are so much more fun to work on when you're really passionate about the subject. For me, this one was a double whammy on my loves of both typography and language, and I had a great time putting together this video that cleverly teaches lessons on some major spelling and grammar mistakes I'm tired of people making. Thanks to Sean Diaz for the voiceover!

Collection of GIFs made for the #NutellaAmbContest to entertain voters during my two-week campaign towards becoming the Chief Ambassador of World Nutella Day 2016. I’ll have a more detailed project description on my portfolio site soon which will include the rest of my campaign posts/videos and the final outcome of the contest!

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See the initial contest video submission here
Read about the journey in a newspaper article here
Check out my final campaign video here

This was such a fun project to tackle! For class, we were asked to make infographic videos, so I chose a SCAD overview as something I’m already very familiar with (I give these facts on a daily basis during campus tours). My goal this time was to establish a distinct style and then really focus in on little animation details that would make it pop. I wanted to improve my motion skills as much as possible while making sure to stick within the design guidelines of this specific video, and I’m very proud of how it came out. Take a look!

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IT’S….. time to keep your eyes out for a new project that I’ve been working on for the past two weeks! Here are the first few frames of the teaser video that I created for Pegasus Technologies to introduce their new social media app. It should be released some time in the next month so I can’t say much more until then, but I’m really excited about how it turned out! I’ll post the link to the video once it’s public. For now, here’s one more little sneak peak:

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For my final motion media project this quarter, we were asked to visualize a poem that resonates with our personal experiences. Far from the usual pastel illustrations and fun concepts I normally work with, these designs reflect a much darker place that I’ve been struggling to pull myself out of mentally over the past few weeks. The song I chose is about happiness, but the artist wrote it after his wife left for Africa and he felt like his happiness had been taken away. It’s a feeling that is powerful and pure but even stronger in its absence, and sometimes we fall to points where it doesn’t seem like we can find happiness at all. I think it’s important to embrace these points because without darkness we can’t appreciate the light.

Wawa Promo Video

IT’S DONE!! I just finished my first Motion Media project since officially deciding to switch my major. Check it out by clicking the link above!

For those who are unfamiliar with Wawa, it’s like a combination of [Parker’s, for those living in Savannah, or any other convenience store around the US], Starbucks, and Subway… but better. They’re based in the northeast and their headquarters is right near my hometown so I am a huge fan of Wawa stores and their products. They sell everything from hoagies to stuffed soft pretzels to cannoli dip&chips to apple slices without the skin, and they’re open 24/7 so you can buy this stuff whenever you want. (I’ll be honest, I stopped for a dirt pudding cup at 1am when I flew home this weekend.) So, Wawa is a brand that is very close to my heart, and I decided to create this little appreciation video as a promo for their beverages which are great at any time of day.