Take a look at some things I have been up to!
This one has a bunch of projects I have been a part of over the past few years since my last reel. My role has ranged from 3D modeling and animation to director & producer.
See more at www.devonstern.com or shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Song is "Oneohtrix Point Never" (Space Ghost Remix) by Still Life
This animation is part of a larger, on-going project lead by Simon Pyke which is updated every few months. The project is intended to see what a group of animators and designers can come up with from the prompt: 30 Seconds of Sound Visualized.
In "Monumental" we take a trip to a world where a being sets out to acquire fame and fortune under the distraction of a monumental planetary alignment. As his heist persists he is further allured by the object of his desires. But as he wanders closer towards the object, he suddenly discovers the consequence of greed but is unable to break free from it's grasp.
Check out the other entries at 30s.ec
Devon Stern - Art Direction / Storyboard Artist / Modelling / Lighting / Animation
Simon Pyke - Sound Design
LaunchSquad and Pyrus approached me to help them design and animate a short explainer piece on the main Pyrus service. Meditating on the challenges faced by teams small and large, we aimed at developing a piece which spoke to the needs of a young company and how Pyrus could provide the proper solutions.
Devon Stern - Motion Designer / Character Animation
Launchsquad - Direction / Illustration / Storyboard
PayPal approached me for a quick-fire animation intended to drive awareness for the platform during checkout. The primary objective was to create a simple and quick animation which could convey the PayPal checkout process to the masses.
Devon Stern - Animation
Piper Lemons - Creative Direction
Devon Stern - Storyboard Artist / Illustrator / Motion Designer / Director
Jason Brackett - Sound Design / Musical Score / Sound Engineer
Corning approached myself and Astro Studios to build a short animation which would provide high level benefits and information for an industrial-grade chemical mixing technology called Advanced Flow Reactor. This specialized system developed by Corning is a huge step forward in chemical production and they wanted to showcase it at an annual chemical engineering conference. Because the audience for this video is engineers and chemists, we tried to build on their prior knowledge without diluting the information.
Devon Stern - Motion Designer / Director
Norio Fujikawa (Astro Studios) - Director
A few months ago, I built this animation, and a few others, for a music and food event at Mighty SF. The event was aimed at being a proof of concept for a massive collaboration of different types of artists. I wanted to create a clean color pallete with objects that mimicked the fluid movements of the performance peice without distracting from the dancers.
Music is "Moon Circles" by Maribou State (https://soundcloud.com/mariboustate/moon-circles)
Check out more at www.particlecircus.com
Dreamcatcher is an app which helps you record your dreams. The app allows users to create alarms through a normal week. Once an alarm goes off, it will transcribe any dream by speaking to the app. Afterwards, users may search around the globe to see what others are dreaming, and if they are dreaming the same things.
Dreamcatcher Project is a product created for Wee Ship Co. ©2013 All Rights Reserved.
The company Prezi approached my friends at Solv.tv to bring this short presentation video to life. The video was used at a company presentation explaining a use-case for their platform.
Devon Stern - Storyboard Artist / Illustrator / Motion Designer
Brett Reddinger - Illustrator / Director
JP Stallard - Producer / Director
My friend and I created this in hopes to better understand working with Cinema 4D with After Effects integration and using multipass rendering. He ended up doing the sound for me after I provided him the final motion.
The project took only a week to put together but I learned so much from doing it I decided it had to have a spot in my public portfolio.
Short video made for futuresoundsclassic.com, a site where music videos are aggregated. This project called for a simple bumper to be used at the end of some of their promotional material.
Every year, Chase hosts a Banking event where retail employees join together to learn about new products coming down the pipeline from R&D groups. This video was created in colloboration with Camp Creative, in order to show off a concept for a future Chase Banking application.
Role: 3D modelling, 3D animation mattes, 2d on-screen animations
Timeline: 2 Weeks