I am fascinated by motion graphics. Thanks to programs like Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and Adobe Flash, commercials and movie credits have been taken to a whole 'notha level . Unfortunately, I don't own any of these programs, nor do I know how to use them. Instead, I use Keynote (Apple's answer to Powerpoint) to Macgyver my graphics into motion. Below, are two examples of my jerry-rigged animations. My abilities are limited, due to the nature of the program... but I just tell others that I'm intentionally using a more simplistic aesthetic, in reaction to the post-modern nature of contemporary society.
Last spring, AIGA Charlotte hosted its first ever design competition, "Boom." At the awards ceremony we presented the competition coordinator with a gift certificate and this video (mocking Flight of the Conchords).
This is an animated invitation I created for my cousin's 30th birthday. She never celebrated her 15th birthday, or Quinceanera in Latin cultures, so I played off the idea that turning 30 makes two Quinceaneras.