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Univ. of Texas: “CRIT” (Documentary)


I’ve been working with The University of Texas’ English Department to create some videos as curriculum aids. This first video illustrates a 6-step process to help students critically read literature. It runs longer than I’d certainly wish, but it still manages to flow rather well. To help maintain engagement we put most of the budget towards animating each step in the process, which I animated using After Effects. The fun part about working with this team is that they write the script but leave a lot of room for me to operate creatively, so if I begin working and see that there’s improvement by making changes then I generally have that greenlight. Now, this is an English department for a major university, so obviously the dialog is heavily scrutinized and modified with express approval from the group, but the visual side has a lot of leeway to my own taste, which is why they chose me to begin with.