Katherine Mooney Animation Demo Reel

A brief selection of my recent animations.

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user37483281

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-mooney-0a08345a

Shot breakdown:

1. Scraps – hand-painted Thesis animation (Dragonframe, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere)
2. The Night Light – 2D/3D animation (Illustrator, After Effects, and Maya)
3. Heinz, Happy 4th – hand-painted ketchup animation for Heinz social platforms (After Effects)
4. Chateau de Mooney – animated digital matte painting (Photoshop, Maya, After Effects)
5. Cyclical Fantasies – hand-painted animation (Premiere)
6. Arm & Hammer Logo – 2D/3D animation for Arm & Hammer pitch (Illustrator, After Effects)
7. A/V – stop motion project (Dragonframe)
8. Tightrope – digital matte painting composite animation (Photoshop, Nuke)
9. Arm & Hammer Bumper – video for Arm & Hammer pitch (After Effects, Premiere)

Patterned Arcs

Patterned Arcs is a sound visualization program I wrote through which the color, size, and movement of numerous arc shapes corresponds to the frequency and bandwidth of surrounding input audio.  The program operates through the Processing language.

These videos show the program in use at a Pratt installation.  A microphone hangs from the ceiling to capture incoming sound and to bring the speaker in front of the projector so their silhouette becomes part of the piece.

These images show stills of the program on a computer monitor.

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Visual Ident

This is my first finished project at Pratt for my animation practicum course.  The assignment was to create a 15 second animation about anything and using any medium.  I wanted to learn more about dynamics in Maya, so I chose a project based on Newton’s cradle.  There are a number of kinks that I would like to work out if I had the time, but take a look anyway.

*Music composed by Geoff Danilack

Class Artist Award and New Beginnings

I am officially a Williams College alum!  This year, I was voted into the position of Class Artist for my graduating class (2016).  As Class Artist, I designed the banner that would lead our grade through the commencement processions.  I created a digital design that was then sewn into a fabric banner.  Shoutout to Penny Brewer of Brewer Banner Designs for the amazing fabric work.

Me with the final banner:


The digital version:

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As for new beginnings, I am ecstatic to write that I will be pursuing a M.F.A in 3D Animation and Digital Effects over the next two years at Pratt Institute!  I will continue to write updates on my progress. Wish me luck!

Hasty Vitality

Another mixed media cutout animation video for my honors project.

Unnatural History

This video combines sequences from my last two cutout animations.

Animation Test Videos

Here are two mixed media animations I made over the past two weeks using collage and watercolor paintings.  They aim to reflect a surreal interpretation of the ways that humans evolve with the spaces they inhabit.

Week 2:

Week 1: