Animation

Created using Maxon Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Adobe AfterEffects. 2D and 3D animations are used for educational and informative purposes, often bringing to life a conceptual process.

Animations

Title: Corneal Wound Healing and the Role of Inflammation

Year: 2022

Medium: Maxon Cinema 4D, Redshift, Adobe AfterEffects

Objective: A 3D animation demonstrating the mechanism of corneal wound healing, highlighting a newly identified lipid that may enhance the process. Developed for an advanced audience.

Title: The Golgi Apparatus

Year: 2021

Medium: Maxon Cinema 4D, Redshift, Adobe AfterEffects

Objective: A 3D animation to help visualize the structure and function of the Golgi apparatus, for use in a high school/101 level college course.

Title: Leukocyte Rolling

Year: 2021

Medium: Maxon Cinema 4D, Procreate, Adobe AfterEffects

Objective: A 2D/3D animation to demonstrate the mechanism of leukocyte rolling during an inflammatory response, for use in a high school/101 level college course.

Title: Administering a Tuberculin Skin Test

Year: 2021

Medium: Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, Adobe AfterEffects

Objective: A 2D animation informing the proper administration and reading protocols for a Tuberculin skin test, for training of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

The Process

Step 1: Research
Before creating any artwork, I review relevant literature to ensure a complete understanding of the subject matter. During this phase, I will begin to conceptualize the best way to communicate the information for the intended audience.

Step 2: Script
When research is completed, I condense the information and translate it into a clear, understandable story, while keeping the audience in mind.

Step 3: Storyboard

A scene-by-scene sketch series is created to visualize the story, accompanied by the written narration and a description of the intended action of each scene. This gives clients the opportunity to get a first look at how the story will be brought to life, and they are able to provide input and feedback.

Step 4: Animatic/Rough Cut

Once the storyboard has been tweaked and finalized, rough 3D models are created and timed out to the narration to plan for the final animation. Preliminary movements and representational colors are shown in the rough cut to give clients another opportunity to provide feedback.

Step 5: Final Cut

3D models, lighting and materials are finalized, and animated motions are perfected. All scenes are composited together to match the narration, and music and sound effects are added for final touches