Joe Donaldson: First of All

“First of All” is designer / director Joe Donaldson’s swan song to NYC before making the big leap over to LA to join Buck as an art director. The montage is a “best of” moments from the nearly 6 minutes of content Joe and his talented team tacked together for the NYC school board as a PSA. Some really rad stuff in there like an owl having his brain tickled, a graduating meme cat, and an anal retentive arachnid. The montage features a faux-fi indie vibe with bold color choices, tasteful textures, and some really smooth transitions. Kudos to the team and best of luck to one of Motionographer’s own with his wacky adventures in Hollyweird!

Credits from the original production:

Production Company: Not To Scale
Director: Joe Donaldson
Producer: Zack Kortright, Chad Carbone
Production Coordinator: Lauren Farrell
Storyboards: Joe Donaldson, Eileen Tjan
Design: Joe Donaldson, Ben Hill, Eileen Tjan
Animation: Joe Donaldson, Ben Hill, Tyler Wergin, Barabara Benas, Austin Robert, Eve Weinberg
Sound Design and Music: Sono Sanctus

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  • TIGHT!

  • Takes me back to doing animation with an 8mm camera for art class. Great work.

  • bang bang! good stuff:)

  • Wow, really unique!

  • Brent Huddleston

    This is a very cool stop motion montage on learning. It shows the open minded creativity side to learning, It was interesting to see something creative that I can relate to, I am not one to be entertained by the “school” concept, however when it is related using your imagination, it becomes much more interesting. I also thought the music used for the video was great, very modern, yet timeless sounding and is perfect for the montage type video.