Its Raining… Cats and Dogs!

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Hey everyone! Nicky here :) For one of my classes, called Animation Illustrated, my assignment is to create a 1-2min animation. I have full creative freedom with the piece so I am excited to make something fun and entertaining! To start … Continue reading


Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

I decided to create a quick little exploration of touch, specifically looking at the meanings behind touch; positive, negative, playful, symbolic, and seductive.

Check out the video below:

About Andrew Bromfield

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

I had the amazing opportunity to produce the “About Andrew Bromfield” video for Formative Innovations Inc., a design firm I worked at over the summer.

Please have a watch and enjoy!

Interactive Design

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

This summer so far has been a mix of relaxation and a good amount of hard work. At my summer placement at Formative Innovations Inc. the skills that I am gaining and the work I have completed is amazing! From projects such as web design, branding, video production, editing, and layout design, I worked hard to complete them while acquiring new techniques and ways of thinking.

With this being said, I am able to place some of the work I did on my portfolio, including a few web pages I drafted and helped develop.

Check out the link below to see what Ive been doing:

Peacock Feathers

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I am pleased to say that my digital painting skills are starting to improve. From watching endless amounts of tutorials and figuring out the buttons on my tablet (Finally) I think I’m getting the hang of it :)

Check out my peacock that I drew recently:
Peacock design

Also, I submitted my peacock to Threadless, an online site for t-shirt designs, and is now in the process of voting. If I get enough votes, Threadless will fund it so people can purchase it!

So, follow the link below and vote!

Blue Project

Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

Last weekend, I organized a pretty fun video shoot, involving two of my friends, a backdrop, my camera and tripod, beats speakers, and a lot of blue powder!
Through the many difficulties trying to organize the shoot, I managed to capture very interesting footage to use in my video. On my camera I set the frame rate to 60spf, so during the editing phase, I could easily slow the footage speed.

In After Effects, I worked some colour keying magic and applied a few other changes to produce the look I wanted.

I put the link below so have a watch!


Hey everyone! Nicky here :)

This past semester, I made a pretty “edgy” video for my expressive typography class.

In the video, I explore the meaning of Feminism for me as a woman in my world. I have always had an insecurity with my body, which started probably the beginning of 7th grade. I have small breasts, bigger hips, a wider waist, a bump in my nose, which made me feel extremely unattractive. The perfect image of what a woman should look like has always haunted my mind, to the point of these thoughts becoming obsessive. This made my self-esteem decrease.

Now, after reflecting on who I am and how people actually perceive me, I see now that I am beautiful because I am my own person. This video is a reflection of my journey to finding my inner woman.

Love Somebody Music Video

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I am a big fan of Maroon 5. I remember getting their first album on my 10th birthday and haven’t stopped listening to their music since. However, I haven’t been a tremendous fan of their music videos. That is until I watched their music video for Love Somebody:

The overall concept really sets the tone of the song and the visual effects used for the video are spot on. After doing some more research, I was able to find some information on how the video was produced. They had each person dress in white clothing and stand in front of a white background while being covered in blue paint.

Based on the making of the video, I figured that they isolated the paint using After Effects by keying out the color that there’s a hole in the footage. Then duplicate the layer and use it as an inverted track matte on the original footage, so the paint is left in the footage.

I would like to try and achieve a similar effect as an experiment. Although… getting someone willing to be covered in paint and not make a huge mess… we will have to see! :)