The Color of Money
Title Sequence Design
Created in collaboration with
Zach Eastburg & Junhee Sim
Role: concept development, storyboard, styleframes, design, & animation
Instructor: Miguel Lee
Music: Ocean's Thirteen Soundtrack
For our title sequence redesign for "The Color of Money," we abstracted themes and elements from the film into simple, graphic shapes. The film follows the journey of several pool sharks
they hustle their way across the country. To mirror their struggle, our sequence follows the journey of a cue ball as it descends into the metaphorical abyss of a pool table, where it's consumed by a world of complex tunnels and mazes. As the music propels the ball forward, we journey deeper and deeper into this chaotic labyrinth until the inevitable final climax— the ball’s exit and our entrance into the real world of the film.
ESPN Films“30 for 30 Shorts” Series, Documentary “From Harlem With Love” awarded a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program. Responsibilities included title sequence design and graphic design.
ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts:
‘From Harlem With Love’:
Tool of North America
Documentary Directed by Matt Ogens.
Art Direction: Matt Gaze, Clay Weishaar
Digital Producer: Chris Kaliszewski
I design the graphic elements in the film including: Opening title, Lower Thirds, Credits, Passports, Letterhead, Telegrams, etc. The typography was done in the hand drawn style and the goal for other graphic elements was to try to be as close to the relevant time era as possible to complete the convincing storytelling flow.
Motion: Juice Propaganda
Created in collaboration with Lisa Chen, David Park, and Nicole Choi
Role: storyboarding, character design, typography modeling, animation, and compositing using a combination of After Effects and Cinema 4D
Voiceover: Tim Taylor
Motion: Styleframe design for Pandora Internet Radio
The concept behind the styleframe design is a personalization of Pandora Radio that highlights the convenient portability and individualization of the service through a graphical metaphor of specific and different songbirds sitting atop various individuals’ shoulders.
Concept: This stop motion piece is about anxiety, anger, and love. Moreover, it’s a personal reflection of how I believe relationships define how you come to understand yourself. Everyone’s a student of love
—learning how to love and to be loved.
Styleframes Design: IKEA
Created in collaboration with Maria An
Role: Research, Design
This is a pitch book for IKEA detailing a concept for a 30-second brand commercial. We wanted to emphasize the idea that your home is a personal sanctuary that cultivates who you are. Ikea believes good design isn't just for the privileged but for everyone. Our idea is to use IKEA packaging as a structure that reveals the diversity of individual rooms that provides families spaces of comfort.
Storyboard Design : Title Sequence of AMC TV show " Breaking Bad"
I focused on capturing elements from the TV show, creating images with symbolic meaning within the title sequence, and designing fluent transitions between scene to scene.
Motion: My Journey
This is a self-portrait piece using three abstract shapes to represent three of my different life stages: past, current, and future. I was an angry child who always felt anxious and had nervous emotions. Having finally come to terms with some difficulties in my life— a robbery at gunpoint and a serious car accident— I now feel that I have changed. This is where the real journey begins. The third scene represents my future self—the version of me that’s been dropped into a big environment, slowly become less rigid and more round, and is now better able to fit
This animated piece is designed to take on the style, characteristics, and tone of David Carson and to reinterpret the literary passage “The Current” by Raymond Carver.
Raymond Carver - “The Current”
These fish have no eyes
these silver fish that come to me in dreams, scattering their roe and milt
in the pockets of my brain.
But there’s one that comes--
heavy, scarred, silent like the rest,
that simply holds against the current,
closing its dark mouth against
the current, closing and opening
as it holds to the current.