Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wedding Invitation Animation

This is a little something special I like to do for the couples for whom I produce their wedding video -- a little animation made from their own wedding invitation, to include in their wedding day video presentation on DVD.

Two previous animations may be seen in my 2014 reel, but this is my most ambitious to date, though it's actually simple. The ambitious part came in the cutting out of virtually every asset on the invitation, and connecting an appropriate animation with it. The happy couple really enjoyed it so, mission accomplished :)
As always, it's best to watch this as large as possible.

Monday, April 28, 2014

My Newest Reel

Rather than being the typical quick view of video clips with a bed of music, this reel also includes descriptions of what I've done in each production instance, including a fairly comprehensive outline of my wedding video service.
[As always, please click the VIMEO logo at bottom right to see the video in its larger formats.]

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Flying Eyeball

That's about the size of it.  I drew all of the individual parts of the creature on blank index cards, using coloured pencils; scanned them; opened them up in Photoshop and trimmed them.  I probably should've drawn out two different wings to give it more, but it was just for the sake of doing a little animation practice so I just duplicated the one and mirrored it for the other side.  Then I animated each part, in After Effects, using the Puppet Warp Tool on the talons and tail.

The music is by Claude Debussy, and borrowed from
with full permission, as all of the music there is in the public domain.

As usual, you'll get more enjoyment from this video if you click on the little FULL SCREEN icon, situated between the Vimeo logo, and HD, at bottom, right of the screen.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GREASE Is the Word!

St. Andrew's School, in Barrington, RI performed the original stage play GREASE by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey, hiring me as videographer.

Jason Zhao, a student at St. Andrew's assisted me with second camera.

Afterward I did all editing, both full version and the trailer (below), titles, FX compositing, DVD authoring.

Grease Trailer from Shawn Hare on Vimeo.

As always, please click on the VIMEO logo at bottom right of the video to see it in larger format.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ben & Rachel's Wedding

Third wedding shot with partner Ryan Sherwood.
It was our first Jewish wedding, and was a lot of fun.
What a sweet couple. And Hava Nagila for cryin' out loud. What's not to like?
Ryan's workload (he's in college now) was a bit heavy so I ended up doing the editing of both the highlights video and the long version, as well as the DVD authoring.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Show Reel

My Show Reel, created for my Associate Portfolio class at New England Tech. Even though I enjoy just about every phase of story-making (Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production), I suppose my (current) strengths and interests in motion graphics are the most prominent thing that began to rise to the surface, so I went with that. Hopefully this will be sufficient to show I've reasonable potential for being a bona-fide motion graphics artist/engineer.

To see this video larger (and you really should) please click on the image above, then move your pointer to the upper right of the little movie window, and click on the link that appears, which says "Show Reel". This will take you to my Vimeo site, and there you may view it even larger if you wish.