Sea Turtle

 
 

Client pORJECT

It all started with a group project in my motion graphic class. The class were divided into groups that worked for different clients. There were other options, but me, Gloria and Landon could not resist working with the adorable baby Loggerhead sea turtles. While we did not get the change to actually see the turtles in real life, we had a lot of fun working with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to create their exhibition video.

 
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Sketching turtles

First things first, we needed to create turtles. Gloria, being the amazing illustrator so our group, made the vector turtle assets. However, our clients wanted a more cartoon-like look, so we recreated our turtles:

*actual drawing took longer

*actual drawing took longer

 

creating the globe

Since we wanted to show migration routes of baby Loggerhead sea turtles, we decided to create a globe in after effects.

We do have a world map; question it, how to make it a globe?

We do have a world map; question it, how to make it a globe?

We found that there’s a handy effect in after effects called “CC Sphere,” which basically turns any image layer into a sphere.

I worked with the lighting and the rotations to create a globe that matched with our style, and then created the migration route for the turtles according to online resources.

Now we finally have the globe showing the migration route for baby Loggerhead sea turtles.

Now we finally have the globe showing the migration route for baby Loggerhead sea turtles.

 

the opening

After the motion graphic is finished, our client asked me to make some edits. One of the edits is to create a more dramatic opening:

Zoom in created from Google Earth

Zoom in created from Google Earth

 

Transitions

In this motion graphic, I experimented with dynamic transitions that will take the audience from one scene to another without interrupting the flow:

Transition from a globe in space to a globe on magazine

Transition from a globe in space to a globe on magazine

Transition from turtle image on magazine to an actual turtle

Transition from turtle image on magazine to an actual turtle

Transition from lab to space

Transition from lab to space

Transition from shore to see

Transition from shore to see

Transition from top view to eye-level

Transition from top view to eye-level