Overview

Andymation is the beginnings of a personal company or a “title” that represents any freelance work I produce. I got the idea when I realized how much I enjoy observing the details of a corporation’s logo and their identity. I decided that anyone who starts up their own company is eventually going to want to market their brand through a video or some form of motion.

Therefore, I wanted to offer a service that “andymates” a company’s identity. You will find some good examples of this below.

The Andymation.com website is still in production but you can follow Andymation on Facebook for the occasional update.

Skills Involved

2D/3D Animation, Producer, Editor, Sound Mixer

Tools

Ae, Element 3D, Cinema 4D, Ps, Ai, FinalCut Pro

When

May 2009 – Present

Title

AJC Logo Animation

Summary

This is a personal logo animation I created using Element 3D. The concept behind this took many days of storyboarding. I wanted to somehow reveal the timeline without the viewer realizing what it was until the end. This was achieved by setting up close-up shots and adding texture mapping to give it an interesting metal or stone feel.

Title

Apple Orchard Animation

Summary

I was experimenting with Cinema 4D, and while following a tutorial I learned a lot about how the program works. In the process, I created this simple 3D animation. Some tools featured here include Mograph as well as some additional lighting added in After Effects.

Title

Liquidus Automotive Overview

Summary

Using Adobe After Effects I created this video to explain what the Liquidus Automotive product has to offer potential clients. I really enjoyed designing this because I think the colorful gradients moved smoothly with the glowing dots and other animated layers.

Title

Cab With Me

Summary

Prior to Uber, CabWithMe.com was a startup company that asked me to animate and produce this 1 minute spot. I worked with them to storyboard out each scene and then using AE and PS I animated, edited, and sound mixed the video. I was particularly eager to work on this because it gave me a chance to do some character animation.

Title

Sonostics Logo Animation

Summary

This was a freelance project, which required me to animate the company’s logo. One thing I always try to do before starting a project is ask, “What does your logo mean? How does it relate to what you do as a company?” And then I go from there. I used primarily Photoshop and After Effects.

Title

Voices of Gotham Logo Animation

Summary

Voices of Gotham is a competitive chorus from New York City that specializes in the rich musical tradition of barbershop harmony. As former member (singing Bass) I was one of the Video Editors and Motion Graphic Designers. I am responsible for animating the group’s logo and I have assisted with various marketing efforts.

Title

Voices of Gotham Logo – in 3D

Summary

Recently I decided it was time to turn the Voices of Gotham logo into a 3D animation. This is a beginning stages of that process. Using C4D I carefully matched the animation style above, making sure each note/bar staff moved the same way. You can find more examples of Voices of Gotham content here.

Title

Post University Logo Animation

Summary

While employed at Post University I worked as a Multimedia Content Developer within the Instructional Design department. I animated the school’s logo to be used for marketing materials and course introduction videos. Today, this logo is used in all Post University content – both online and in TV commercials in the Connecticut area.

Title

NYCAP Logo Animation

Summary

As an Associate Producer/Video Editor at University at Albany I regularly animated/edited content for the marketing department. This is one example of a quick logo animation I put together.

Title

PhilaU Online Logo Animation

Summary

Post University allows you to take classes online. It also oversees the online Blackboard system for PhilaU Online. As a Multimedia Content Developer within the Instructional Design department, I quickly put together an animated logo for course introduction videos.

Logo Design

Title

AJC Personal Logo

Summary

What started out as a simple Illustrator file, eventually turned into a full-blown 3D animation. The concept behind this logo is to use a timeline that represents my experience with multimedia and entertainment – whether that be video, animation, audio, graphic design, etc.

Title

Programmatic Video Details Page

Summary

Before it was titled dVDP, I was tasked to design a logo for the “pVDP” product at Liquidus. I wanted to use bright colors and individual pieces that represented content moving around a website. I could see myself animating this logo with pieces of each letter coming together.

Title

Cab With Me Logo

Summary

In addition to animating the video above, I designed the company’s logo. CabWithMe was based out of NYC so I tried to match the look and feel of something you might see on a Subway or in the streets of the city. The yellow and black makes you think of a cab while the line makes you think of a train.

Title

Andymation Logo

Summary

I designed this logo while taking a Web Design class over the summer. I wanted it to have an illustration look, using the ink typeface for the letters. I then added the first thing all animators learn to do – the bouncing ball. I eventually will animate this logo as well.

Title

Susan Cortesi Website Logo

Summary

Susan Cortesi’s interests and experience revolve around painting and sewing. I wanted to find a way to combine the two in a artistic but modern logo. I used this logo design on the header of the portfolio website that I created for her artwork. You can view that here.