Working mainly in Element 3D within After Effects, I got to operate as part of a team creating the show intro for Brett Eldredge’s 2017 tour. Brett’s band had created a grungier, rock induced sound specifically for the intro to his new song “Superhero” that built up to the beginning of the show. Working from storyboard to completion in less than two weeks, my team at Moo and I were able to see one of my favorite pieces of work come to complete fruition under a tight deadline.
We wanted to create an homage to the classic Marvel logo animations while putting a sleek finish over top of the comic book art style. Placing the timeless 2D design of comic books up against a high energy 3D element with a cool color grade felt like an excellent way to bridge the gap between the timeless appeal of classic comics and Brett’s modern aesthetic.
Creating this piece was an amazing learning experience within Element and After Effects, and it is one of my favorite things I’ve ever worked on.
The first tour content piece I ever made that went to screen was “Voices” by Chris Young, and honestly it is one of my favorite pieces I’ve worked on. With help from Andy Reuter, a motion graphics artist and editor in Nashville, I was able to complete my first venture into the very niche field of tour content visuals. I love this piece for its simplicity, Chris Young’s voice, and the great memories I associate with it.
I created several visuals for Darius Rucker’s 2017 tour, chief among them was my work on “Let Her Cry.” This is one of my favorites, and I got a lot of practice with Element 3D and a multitude of other plugins and effects within After Effects while making this piece a reality.
Last year, I worked on Bring Me The Horizon’s tour creating visuals for a few songs, namely “Follow You.”
At the time, this was my biggest After Effects composite and my biggest graphics project ever. I spent many nights on a short deadline with the help of Craig Countryman at Moo Creative to create some chorus looks for Follow You. With Cinema 4D, Particular, and a little roto work for the space visor we got this piece looking visually solid with a really slow pace to temper the middle of their show.