'Great American High' show pitch

Fantastic animated infographics that are integrated with aerial drone footage of abandoned historic sites.

April, 2017
Motion GraphicsArt DirectionVisual Effects
The challenge with this pitch was to come up with a fun and appealing way to integrate factual information into aerial drone footage.  The goal was to explore as much variety as possible of the different ways this idea could tell a story and deliver historic information.

There was a lot of camera tracking involved to seamlessly integrate the graphics into each shot.  This was just for a proof of concept, so didn't spend too much time with any of the shots.

I played no part in shooting any of the drone footage.
This rusted metal sign (complete with shadows) and the dates 1920-2004 were added to the original footage.
Getting this rusty 3d text to appear semi-submerged in water was probably one of the biggest challenges of this project.
I want to believe.
it wasn't easy to object-track the position and rotation of that floating thing-a-ma-jig.
If you look close, you can see the shadow of the drone on the cliff and again on the title.  I added that shadow because I thought it was an important part of the show conceptually.

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