We were tasked to create a short film talking about our Testlab Berlin project. This piece was showcased at the launch of TLB’s partner Bikini Berlin developers launch party of the new retail space and our current home. A major challenge we had to overcome was that we couldn’t use any form of VO narrative because the space we had would render it undetectable. So everything had to be a visual approach connecting Art Center in Pasadena to Berlin. This piece was also intended as a passive recruiting tool for foreign students as well as an education piece about Art Center College of Design to Berliners. All cinematography as well as design, and editing were produced by Cynthia and David.
Advanced Motion Studio
The epidemic of drug abuse has been addressed and confronted in numerous ways. Unfortunately, much of the drug abuse messaging has been one-dimensional, fear-mongering, and accusatory. This piece instead takes an empathetic approach by transporting the viewer into the world of the drug addict where sobriety and intoxication exchange places and perception becomes tangled and confused. While allowing the addict to speak, the piece reveals the stark reality and prompts the viewer not to judge but rather to understand and reach out with a helping hand.
Advanced Motion Studio
Inspired by the story A Little Match Girl.
“COFFEE NEWSREEL – An alien civilization discovers coffee and broadcasts a newsreel of information about the mysterious bean.
This piece came out of an Advanced 3D class at ACCD where each student pitches ideas for projects based on a theme and we divide into teams to complete them in 14 weeks. With the theme of Infographics, our team of four chose to explore the topic of coffee with a positive slant. We knew we wanted to do something more than graphs and type, and sought to create a narrative to carry the delivery of the information. The pro-coffee slant and our own affinity for colorful characters influenced the development of this vibrant world for this positive narrative to take place. The simplification of the characters and overall style was as much an aesthetic choice as it was a strategy to balance our own technical and time limitations. The entire development and execution was extremely collaborative, with everyone on the team contributing to every part of the process and building up each others work. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it!”