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Top 10 Student and Alumni Videos on Youtube from 2014

January 8th, 2015 |

Top 10 Platt College Student and Alumni Videos on YouTube from 2014

You might have seen one of our most recent blog posts highlighting the Top 20 Student and Alumni Creations of 2014 we posted this week. For that particular post we noticed the vast majority were illustrations and graphic design related projects, which considering the rankings were determined from Instagram likes makes sense. Instagram is not quite the place to showcase video production, 3D animation or visual effects projects given the short time frame of 15 seconds.

In order to properly showcase work from our other areas of study we decided to let Youtube views decide this list of the top 10 student projects from 2014. We try our best to keep our YouTube channel updated with as many student projects that come our way. If you want to continue to see what our talented media arts students are creating, please subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay in the loop.

#1 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Logo:
Created by Platt College student John Dempsey for his Intro to 3D Animation class. For this particular project students were asked to pick a logo of their choice to bring into Maya and animate before bringing it into After Effects to add music and effects. Awesome job John!

#2 – Time Lapse of San Diego:
Platt College student Marc Cella filmed this beautiful timelapse video for his Intro to Video Production class. He does an excellent job showing off the beauty that surrounds us here in San Diego. Nice work Marc!

#3 – Forest City (After Effects Project):
Platt College Visual Effects alumni Natasha Englehardt created this short video as her final project in her Term 5 Digital Compositing & Motion Graphics class. Using footage she filmed of downtown San Diego along with green screen footage of her pet rabbits, she compiled it together to create this magical forest scene! Nice job Natasha!

#4 – 3D Modeling Demo Reel:
Platt College 3D Animation alumni Brian Long has an impressive demo reel that showcases many projects he created during his studies here. The programs used for his reel include: Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, Realflow, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Headus. Nice work Brian!

#5 – CG Model – Octopus Warrior:
This was Platt College 3D Animation student, Felix Honda’s, first attempt at a high poly full body sculpt. He wanted to challenge himself so he decided to create a tribal octopus warrior. This was also his 2nd attempt at sub-surface scattering (SSS) after gaining a bit more experience. Excellent job Felix!

#6 – Sound Design & Engineering Project – The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Trailer:
Platt College Video Production student Peter Riordan dropped out all of the sound from original trailer and replaced it with captured Foley and voice actors dialogue.
Sound editing was accomplished using Avid Pro Tools X in our Term 5 Sound Design & Engineering class. Great job Peter!

#7 -Cupcakes (Stop Motion Film):
This video is a look at the process of making delicious looking cupcakes using a camera to create a stop motion film. This project was created by Platt alumni Krystiana Brzuza-Hardisty for Term 4 Intro to Video Production. The software used was Final Cut Pro. Nice work Krystiana!

#8 -The Interview – Short Film:
Platt College Video Production Alumni Michael Poole directed and produced this sci-fi short film. This was one of several side projects he produced after graduating from Platt. Great work Michael!

#9 -Windy Day – 3D Animation:
Platt College student Jennifer Brincho used the program Autodesk Maya to create this fun 3D animation. Using the 12 principles of animation, students in our Term 6 Character Animation class learn to bring digital characters to life. Nice work Jennifer!

#10 -3D Artist Modeling Reel:
Platt College San Diego 3D Animation alumni Jacob Roark, put together this inspiring demo reel. In this reel he shows off his various 3D modeling and animation skills in a variety of programs like Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush. Nice work Jacob!

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