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