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FREELANCE MOTION GRAPHICS – ANIMATIOIN – VFX / COMPOSITING 
Although there may be some video in the projects below, they are primarily motion graphics and/or animation. Additionally there are some VFX / compositing samples that may include video plates, in many of these projects the video is provided by the client.
 

FULL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

Pump It Up

Client: Pump It Up (Fun Brands Inc.)
Producer: Matt Damore
Director: Mark Aro
Cinematographer: Mathew Sconce
Editor: Mark Aro
2D/3D Animator: Mark Aro
This project was done mostly in Autodesk’s 3D Studio Max, any editing and VFX / compositing was done using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. The was a fun project and it took a while to create  believable inflatables as well as the physics involved to create the bounce house appearance.  

Interstitial #1

Client: Disney
Agency: RadarWorks
Producer/Director: Mark Taylor
2D/3D Animator: Mark Aro
This was a fun, challenging project. The Agency gave me a detailed layered PDF poster and they wanted an animation built from a layered print file. They did provide a couple animations of Cars characters, unfortunately the files were not masked or with an alpha channel, they were both rendered against black. After some creative rotoscoping and masking, I got there in the end. These videos were intended to be played at ticket sales locations and travels agencies, with and without sound.  

Interstitial #2

Client: Disney
Agency: RadarWorks
Producer/Director: Mark Taylor
2D/3D Animator: Mark Aro
 
This is the second interstitial video that I created. A mask on the smoke was troublesome, I ended up using luma keying to get a reasonable mask on the smoke. 

Custom Ornaments

Client: Personal Creations
Producer/DirectorJulie Green Williams 
VFX Animator: Mark Aro
This project was part of a long-form commercial project designed to sell personalized items and gifts. I was hired to animate the name Chloe on the video plate of the ornament, which was provided by the client. To add a little extra to it I created a sparkling Tinkerbell type flare effect that wrote the name onto the ornament.

Logo Build

Client: Personal Creations
Producer/DirectorJulie Green Williams 
2D Animator: Mark Aro
After I finished the Christmas Ornament composite, the client wanted me to animate the bow tying itself, it was simple animation, but worked and the client was happy.

VFX & COMPOSITING PROJECTS
Here's a few projects I have done as a motion graphics designer, & VFX artist

Blemish Removal

Client: Shari’s Berries
Agency: RadarWorks
Producer: Mark Taylor
Director: Glenn Kuromi
VFX Animator: Mark Aro
This project was  straight-forward, there are plug-ins now that do this without much effort, but at that time I took the brute-force approach. Bottom line, the actress had a mole which caused your eye to drift to it instead of the strawberry, a little tracking and tweaking later and BAM, no mole, all things considered it worked well.

Lighting Effect

Client: ProFlowers
Agency: RadarWorks
Producer: Mark Taylor
Director: Glenn Kuromi
VFX Animator: Mark Aro
This is a project that I did for the Ad Agency RadarWorks. They decided that the vase was a little bland for the length of time it was on screen. I created an effect behind the stems in the center of the vase. I provided two samples, one that was only in the center of the vase and one that was in the center of the vase, with some sparkle particles and also lit up the ground plane.

MOTION GRAPHICS & ANIMATION PROJECTS
Here's a few projects I have done as a Motion Graphics Animator & a 2D/3D animator

Jumbotron Videos

Client: Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure
Agency: RadarWorks
Producer: Mark Taylor
Director: Glenn Kuromi
Animator: Mark Aro
This project was  straight-forward, there are plug-ins now that do this without much effort, but at that time I took the brute-force approach. Bottom line, the actress had a mole which caused your eye to drift to it instead of the strawberry, a little tracking and tweaking later and BAM, no mole, all things considered it worked well.

Intro Animation

Client: Message Reminders
Producer: Bo Kyler
Motion Graphics Animator: Mark Aro
This is the introduction video that I created for the company Message Reminders. They wanted videos that would allow them to explain their services. This video was created using Adobe CC Photoshop and Adobe CC After Effects.

Referral Animation

Client: Message Reminders
Producer: Bo Kyler
Motion Graphics Animator: Mark Aro
This is the Referral Animation video that I created for the company Message Reminders. They wanted videos that would allow them to explain their Referral program. 
This video was created using Adobe CC Photoshop and Adobe CC After Effects with the Element 3D plug-in.

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