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ITLG Young Innovators 2014 – Introduction

This post is to show my process on how I helped developing a 3 minute kinetic/motion graphic animation under a strict deadline (6 days).

There were 2 of us working on this project:
– Mark Luna [me] – Motion Graphics
– Ben Murphy – Illustrations > (click here to see Ben’s work)

I started production on the animation on tuesday afternoon, and finished on wedesday midnight; then I began finalising the video on thursday.


– Structuring an appropriate story in an hour or two.
– Coming up with a storyboard in an hour or two, or three.
– Listing all the assets necessary for the animation in an hour.
– Creating/collecting all the assets on the assets list before wednesday morning.
– Developing an extremely rough version of the video by wednesday midnight.
– Finilising the video with the selected audio by thursday.

Right after I finished storyboarding the introduction, I picked out the music. The song is called “Graves” by a band called ‘The Color and Sound’.

This was the result.

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EP Cover: “Electric Pulse”

This my first post of 2013, oh so speshul.

I was asked asked to design a cover for my friend, D-FYN’s EP titled “Electric Pulse”. So this is my reflection on achieving the final design. First off, knowing myself, my initial problem was going to be setting up the typeface and static. The main point of the cover was going to be a dark blue heart all static-y listening to Dre Beats headphones, so that itself for me was going to be handy enough. My first task was to figure out how I was going to layout the actual heart with the headphones. So did a few line drawings of a hear and headphones and to see what it would look like.

After sorting that out, in a matter of minutes or even seconds; I moved onto working on the font. That wasn’t so fun. Needless to say, in the end, I decided to use one of the fonts I already had on my laptop I got for free called ‘Minecrafter 2.0’ (yes I know, I used a minecraft font for a hip hop album). I gave it a glowing effect just to go with the electric theme of the brief.

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I had two initial designs for the heart and the headphones. The first with the headphones just in the middle of the heart. But after receiving some feedback, I decided to go for the second design, which was to have the headphones alongside the atrium of the heart. Getting the static effect on the heart was tricky. Originally I thought I had the gist of it, turns out its harder than it seems. Again, needless to say, I downloaded lightning preset brushes to get the effect I so desired. Of course giving it a glowing effect.

It took me at least over a week to finish this design. I am still an amateur designer and should seriously use Illustrator for making vector designs, but for now I’m going to stick with my guns and opt for Photoshop making these raster images.

So this is what I have come up with as my final design.


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Logo Variations For The CRAIC Society

The mini story of how CRAIC was born.

Last year, I was part of a somewhat gaming society in college. The branch of the society I was part of was pretty much neglected by the main branch. After disputes over the summer about new plans for the gaming society, me and a couple friends decided not to go back. As a result, last month, we decided to make a new college society; our own society. We called it, ‘Clonmel Recreational Activities and Informational Society’ or abbreviated to CRAIC. Craic in which is an Irish term for having fun. See what we did there…

As a committee member of this society it is my job to design the graphics for the society. I’m basically the ‘graphics guy’. As being the “graphics guy”, I had to design a logo for the society. This right here was my initial design after which we picked a final iteration. Apparently one of these designs look “nazi-ish” but hey, to each his own. 🙂

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