In the summer of 2016 I had the privilege of working on an animated explainer video with some talents folks at the Smithsonian Institute and Purdue University. Initially, I was signed up to edit just one video for them, but when one of their other editors had to bail, I picked up the slack and finished up a second video.
My objective for this animated explainer video was to take a green screen video of our host, Jason Steinhauer, and come up with an artistic way to present a 3-minute story using images and content that was dug out of the Purdue archives. Using some creative motion and basic graphics I was able to piece together an explainer video that informs the viewer in a playful and artistic manner.
I had picked this project up as a side deal with the intentions of working nights and weekends. I wanted to work with the Smithsonian Institute so could establish a relationship. When we got down to the wire with this project I was getting up at 4am to make edits that were emailed the night before, and then turning in changes at 9am while I head to my full-time gig. And if you ask me, it was totally worth it.
Here is the official HISTORY COMMUNICATORS youtube channel that was launched with this animated explainer video.