A demo reel of my most up-to-date Motion Design / Compositing work as of Spring 2014. Take a look and let me know what you think! Thanks!

More info and each project in full at dakotahopkins.com.

Typographic poster study for the common idiom “Grey Area.” – an uncertain or ill-defined situation

Typographic poster study for the common idiom “Grey Area.” – an uncertain or ill-defined situation

Typographic studies for my Design IV class that feature designed lockups of my name, birthday, and a descriptive word about me. These studies are exercises in composition, typography, and color theory.

This project was an exercise in visual effects and color correction. Using my own footage shot with the RED Scarlet, I composited myself into the film Skyfall with The Foundry Nuke. This breakdown shows my process of shooting, keying, camera tracking, integrating, and color correcting a visual effects composite of my own footage and that of Skyfall. Completed during my Animation III course at Ringling College of Art + Design.

Footage shown is for promotional purposes only. All images and clips copyrighted. All Rights Reserved.

A snippet of some animation I did for Ringling’s Office of the President. Talking about STEM in education (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math).

A snippet of some animation I did for Ringling’s Office of the President. Talking about STEM in education (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math).

A still from an animation I did for the Baltimore Orioles. A few Orioles players came in and we filmed, keyed-out, animated, and composited our shot and created assets into short animation to be used at their stadium. Used NukeX, Cinema 4D, After Effects, the RED Scarlet, and REDCINE-X. For my Animation III class at Ringling College of Art + Design.

A still from an animation I did for the Baltimore Orioles. A few Orioles players came in and we filmed, keyed-out, animated, and composited our shot and created assets into short animation to be used at their stadium. Used NukeX, Cinema 4D, After Effects, the RED Scarlet, and REDCINE-X. For my Animation III class at Ringling College of Art + Design.

The result of five friends and a 24 hour challenge, Intimacy was our submission to CTN’s 6th annual 24 hour animation contest. Co-created by Andrew Selveraj, Audrey Aquino, Carlos Enciso, Dakota Hopkins and Jason Beale, this project was fully realized from concept to animation in just one day. The contest was to create a 30 second animation around the theme “What if you only had 24 hours to live.”

More info here: http://bit.ly/1kabhu8

Draw draw draw draw! For Back-to-School, the Bubble Guppies go gaga over their new pencil cases in this interstitial music video for Nickelodeon. More info on this project on my portfolio.

The purpose of this project was to create a series of 4 Playful Network ID animations (5 seconds each) to demonstrate the playfulness of both Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. This exploration was a chance to sharpen my animation, design, and technical skills in Cinema 4D, After Effects, and the compositing integration of the two. Exploration 2 from my Motion Design Animation II class taught by Joe Russ at Ringling College of Art + Design.

More here: http://bit.ly/14OrHgO

An in-progress screen grab from a small project involving dinosaurs and mini golf. 

An in-progress screen grab from a small project involving dinosaurs and mini golf. 

Alexander Calder Retrospective / MoMA / Project 1

This was the product of a fictitious client project for the Museum of Modern Art upcoming gallery show for Alexander Calder and his famous kinetic mobile sculptures. MoMA and the Alexander Calder foundation are in no way involved. Project is from my Motion Design Animation I class taught by Joe Russ at Ringling College of Art + Design.

Creative Insights / Exploration 2

Helpful insights for the creative community and industry. Pictorial composition animations for Motion Design class Animation I, taught by Joe Russ at Ringling College of Art + Design.