DD alumnus Kim Oxlund’s work is featured in the April 2014 issue of Applied Arts. The article first outlines the process Kim went through to create his AACE (Applied Arts Creative Excellence) award-winning title sequence project, Paper War. This award is given to the top scorer in each of Applied Arts’ contest categories. Kim scored the highest in the student category. Some of Kim’s professional interactive design work is also showcased, and there is a discussion of his design inspiration.
The first time I saw Hostage, I was inspired by the title sequence. The first thing that came into my head was “WOW! What is this? — I want to learn how to do this. — I want my job to be doing something like this.”
Lucky for me, I saw Hostage on DVD, so after I was finished watching the movie, I could go back and play the title sequence over again and again and again. I tried to figure out how they did it. That’s the reason why I became interested in learning Adobe After Effects and making motion graphics. Seeing such amazing work made me realize that I want to be a motion designer, and perhaps even a title designer.
A title sequence for an adaptation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett created by Vancouver Film School student Amie Bennett through the Digital Design program. In order to give it an illustrative quality that would draw attention to the beauty of the garden as expressed in the book, Amie Bennett drew over each individual frame after it was shot.