Category Archives: Flash

Planes . Anatomy of a Disney Film Campaign

BRIEF

Fashion several ad units using the key art from Planes; including Flash Countdown.

Category = Graphic Design / Layout / Advertising


 

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CLIENT

Fandango and Disney

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PROJECT TITLE

Planes

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DESCRIPTION

Web + Mobile Ad Campaign

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ROLES

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER
FLASH PROGRAMMER
VIDEO EDITOR
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TOOLS

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AFTER EFFECTS
CELTRA 3.0
FLASH
PHOTOSHOP
QUICKTIME PRO
ILLUSTRATOR[/list]
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LINKS

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Planes
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SOLUTION

FLASH COUNTDOWN

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Fun Facts

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Disney responded well to this unit, even asking if I could animate the propeller, which I did using a repeated triangle shape that was blurred under a mask.
Flash is such a great medium, but the hardest part is figuring out how to keep file sizes (aka “K weight”) small.
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IPAD EXPAND UNIT

How They Look:

How They Work:

Fun Facts

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I designed these using Adobe Master Suite, then broke them into smaller parts (buttons, background, video inset, etc.), and programmed their functionality using Celtra 3.0. They were then trafficked in-house by our Ad Operations team.
Interestingly, Fandango only currently sells iPad ad units. No other tablets get our ad dollars.
We produce multiples of all these types of units with differing date messaging, like “In Theaters Friday” and “Now Playing”.[/list]

MOBILE PRESTITIAL

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I designed these units in three sizes for Fandango’s three supported mobile platforms (iOS, Android and Mobile Web); then programmed them using Celtra 3.0.
These units take over the mobile screen for a few seconds, then disappear. We do a lot of them.
You can find more of my prestitial examples here.
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Miller 64 . Top 64 Guy Movies of All Time

BRIEF

Create a Fandango-sponsored Facebook Landing Page for this Miller 64 sponsored movie contest.

Category = Marketing / Social Media


 

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CLIENT

Miller 64

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PROJECT TITLE

Top 64 Guy Movies of All Time

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DESCRIPTION

Facebook Contest

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ROLES

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TOOLS

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PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
FLASH
GRAPHIC ELEMENTS
– From client
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LINKS

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Miller64 Facebook
Miller-64 Flash Unit[/list]
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PROCESS

Riffed off of the Miller 64 logo.

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SOLUTION

DIGITAL LANDING PAGE

MATCHING FLASH COBRAND STORYBOARD (BELOW)

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Fun Facts

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This was a successful contest; though, it was determined later that 64 contenders might have challenged the user more than necessary.
This promotion required an age gate.[/list]

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Aquanaria . Flash Website . Icarus Music

BRIEF

Create and build a website where visitors can hear our music,
though, not download it.
Include notes on each song and the inspirations for them.
Provide links to Icarus Music’s website, and CD purchase points.

Category = Graphic Design / Web / Flash


 

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Icarus Music

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PROJECT TITLE

Aquanaria… Dive In!

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DESCRIPTION

Flash Website

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ROLES

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ART DIRECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
WEB MASTER
COMPOSER
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TOOLS

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PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
INDESIGN
FLASH MX (Intermediate, 1.0 Action Script)
DREAMWEAVER MX
NUENDO
SOUNDFORGE
GRAPHIC ELEMENT
– fish
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LINKS

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Aquanaria Website
Icarus Music
Aquanaria CD on CDBaby
Aquanaria CD Package Design
Aquanaria on Pandora Radio

LINK TO CD POST
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SOLUTION

WEBSITE

Fun Facts

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All Flash sites are definitely NOT recommended. They don’t search well, and can’t be seen on many mobile phones.
In 2006, when this site was built, Flash was expected to break wide open search-wise, and was the only solution at the time for allowing web surfers to hear music without being able to download it.
Flash code (1.0) was written by me. Am not currently “up” on Flash 3.0, but could learn it. Am waiting for it to be mobile phone friendly.
Sound effects were dropped in for the buttons, courtesy of Eddie Freeman.
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