Motion Graphics: Kinetic Typography

I used an audio clip from Metalocalypse to create a composition of Kinetic Typography.

Kinetic Typography check in –


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Kinetic Typography: check-in

kinetic typography storyboardKinetic typography mood board


The audio I chose to use is a short clip from a scene the show Metalocalypse, during this scene the main characters talk about why bleach is healthy. “NOOO!!! ya drink the Bleach. bleach is healthy, It’s mostly water, and we’re mostly water, therefore we are bleach”

I decided to use impact as my font chose because it seems like a fitting choice for bold statements. In my mood board I chose to use images of bathroom tiles to set the mood of cleanliness and the environment in which bleach is usually found in a household.

The critiques I received were to change up the way the text moves between frames, and have some words push others out of the frame.

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Advanced Animation: Premise List

Ryan Williams

Screen wish list


  • When gamers are the main characters
  • cyberpunk themes
  • Based on true stories
  • When aliens are involved
  • When every character in the story dies


  • Ironic stories
  • Stories where animals have happy endings
  • Stories that i can relate to
  • Satire stories
  • Sci Fi stories

  • Cyberpunk settings
  • Medieval stories
  • Futuristic stories
  • Thriller stories
  • Mystery stories

  • Stories that are safe for work
  • Wholesome stories
  • Mobster stories
  • Stories that take place between the 40s and 50s
  • Wildlife Documentaries

  • Funny animal stories
  • Space stories
  • Detective stories
  • Stories that have a setting with gothic styles of architecture
  • Stories with magic



  • An imprisoned being escapes and is met with many challenges in its escape.
  • A character is playing a game of capture the flag, grabs sniper, walks into enemy base, no scopes the whole enemy team, walks out with the flag, falls off the map before capturing the flag.
  • Character walks around an empty hospital, lights start flickering, monster appears but only when the lights are out, monster preaches reasons why marvel is the better than dc(in tyler’s voice).
  • Guy walking his cat finds a four leaf clover then gives it to a girl.
  • Depressed former professional gamer struggles through life after watching 12 of his close friends die one by one over the years.


  • Stray cat struggling through life wonders into an animal hospital and is adopted by a loving family.
  • Man who slept through his alarm rushes to get ready for work in an attempt to avoid being late but instead dies after tripping over a lego.
  • A germaphobe trashcan goes on a rampage after being contaminated by its owner for the last time.
  • A Nun awakens in a demoic temple and must shoot her way out before she’s late to communion.
  • Fish revolt against humanity after a mad scientist creates an army of cybernetic fish.


  • After being held in captivity for years free willy takes his revenge on sea world.
  • An animal wandering through a forest discovers a cave with glowing crystals then finds a chained up chest inside, curiously opens it to release a ghost.
  • A pizza delivery guy comes face to face with the apple juice bandit after delivering 30 pies to a school.
  • In the distant future significant scientific breakthroughs are an everyday occurance, one man must secretly infiltrate the largest scientific research firm to obtain the antidote he needs to cure his families sickness. However it does not go according to plan.
  • humanities economy is fueled by swedish fish, a terrible musician destroys planet over lack of blue swedish fish.

  • Two people drive up to a fast food drive through and pay but forget the food before driving away.
  • When your keyboard is tired of you pushing its buttons it starts pushing yours instead.
  • Bob ross fighting a villan who is taking color out of the world.
  • Master chief travels through time to prevent 343 Industries from ruining halo.
  • A ninja monkey infiltrates a platoon of armed calamari.

  • Doomguy is out of a job after exterminating all demons in existence and now works at a fast food job to pay rent.
  • In an epic search to find parking a group of desperate college students reach out to mario. However not even mario can find parking at alfred state.
  • A man who rents many games from blockbuster feels guilty after not returning the games before blockbuster went bankrupt.
  • Man fighting through horrific trench warfare in WWII dies after stopping to teabag an ally.
  • A wizard who can’t use his staff because he doesnt pay $4.99 per month for that feature.

    Common core elements

  • Satire
  • Sci Fi
  • Based on true stories
  • Irony
  • Gamers are main characters
  • Animals with happy endings
  • Stories i can relate to
  • Space stories
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Alstom Train: Lighting, Texturing, and Rendering

For this Project I was tasked with designing a Train for the NYC Alstom project.  I chose to form a group with Michael Vok, Peter Ciliberti, and Christopher Fogg, they were in charge of modeling different parts of the Train while I was in charge of Texturing the Train in substance Painter, creating all of the Lighting for the Train, Compositing our Train into an image, and Rendering our Train in Arnold for Maya with AOVs and edited the final Renders in Photoshop.


Train composited Into a background image.



Interior Render in Arnold for Maya.


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Interaction Review #3

While I was at the Rochester Museum and Science Center I interacted with many kiosks, the one I’m choosing to write about is the “Laser Motion” kiosk.  The Laser Motion kiosk operated by adjusting rotating mirrors by turning the knobs on the kiosk and click the “Ripple Disk” and “Diffraction” buttons to change the shape and rotation pattern of the laser.  The “Laser Motion” kiosk was intended to show how motion effects lasers in different ways while being reflected off of different mirror rotations.  This kiosk communicated how motion effects lasers in different ways quite clearly and I was able to understand and see it right away.  entertainment value of this kiosk was particularly strong while keeping the kiosk educational at the the same time, I was able to play with this kiosk and test out how lasers are effected by motion and mirrors for some time before getting bored.


If I were to improve the design or communication of this kiosk in any ways it would be to increase/decrease the amount of lasers that are available and to increase the size of the lasers or rotating mirrors, I also feel that this would also create a more rewarding feeling while interacting with this kiosk while staying in the same design sense.  If I were to expand on the design and media production of this kiosk I would add movable and rotatable mirror cubes to angle the laser and its rotation in more ways than currently available and add a screen showing how others interacted with this kiosk to show people some of the things they can do while interacting with this kiosk.

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Animals Interactive

My group was tasked with making an Interactive piece of media with River Otters for our Animals Interactive Project.  We decided as a group to create a 2D Interactive piece of media similar to a flip book with Educational voice overs instead of text.  We got together a few times per week to evenly divide up who is working a which assets in order to keep things organized.  The assets I worked on for our project were Digitally coloring in 3 out of 5 of the Otters that were hand drawn by Liam, left/right/play buttons, leaves and grass, and I was also tasked with assembling our project in unity and building it for Android Tablets.  Before we started working we outlined what we wanted our project to look like so everything we worked on would fit into our project the way we intended, we set up a list of what we need to work on and who was working on each asset, we also set up a color pallet for some assets such as the otters and fish to later fit into the project as a whole.  After our beta tests we realized that we needed to make some changes such as adding in images for the buttons that our coder made and some image placement changes that took place in Unity.  While we were at the Rochester museum and science center on Saturday 12/02/2017 and Sunday 12/03/2017 a lot of the kids and adults interpreted our installation as educational which is what we intended, some said the graphics were cute but was not particularly fun considering it was intended as an Interactive piece of media similar to a flip book, we received similar reactions during the beta tests.

Animals Interactive Pre-Production link

Interaction Review #3 link
Documentation of our piece and kids Interacting with it at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Otters that Liam hand drew and I Colored in digitally in Photoshop.

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Leaves and blades of grass.

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Screenshots of the scenes that I assembled in Unity and Built for Tablets.

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Here a screenshot of the spreadsheet that we made for organization.

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Cider Creek AD: Winter Cinn

For my Advanced Modeling,Texturing, & Lighting Class I was tasked with redesigning a Label and creating an ad for Cider Creek, I chose the “Winter Cinn” flavor. My workflow consisted of modeling my assets in maya, redesigning a label in photoshop, making/altering materials in Substance Painter and Substance Designer to create textures for my assets, then rendering my scene in Arnold for Maya as a multi-layer EXR with AOVS and edited in photoshop to produce the final version of this Ad.


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