The primary idea behind this project was to encompass my paper resume into a short motion graphics video. In other words, I wanted to show each of my skills on screen without setting up a camera behind my back. I know, Mograph reels are nothing new. This project was created to show all of my skill sets, rather than just motion graphics. I have seen many inspiring reels in my time, but none that really illustrated the beauty and complexity of code in my eyes. I set out to do just that.
I’m a huge proponent of wireframing and thinking before doing. It’s very important that I draw out a framework of the website/app before I start designing or building. After all, would a film be green-lit without a script? It’s the same thing. I believe people like to see the process of how wireframes take shape and eventually form a website.
Code Is Beautiful
I’ve always wondered why TV shows and movies dramatize coding or hacking in some way. They usually do this by giving it some sort of cheesy user interface. To me, code is beautiful! I take pride in my process and IDE (I use Coda by the way – say what you will). With this project, I wanted to reveal my style, inspiration, and interests (ergo, the David Fincher-style close-up sweeping shots).
Giving It Life
After showing the building and wireframing, I thought it’d be appropriate to showcase my motion graphics techniques. What better way to show this then to screen-record myself and fast-forward the magic?