Foreward is an audio drama directed by Taylor Fraser. It chronicles one family’s story after the tragedy of a school shooting. It has amasses thousands of views from across the world, and reached the top 1% of all podcasts.
Spencer joined Forrest Lotterhos as an audio editor for this project.
I did all the graphics for this spot. We made pop up graphics appear to replicate what might be happening on the phone at the time, and added fun animations to some of the icons. We also made all of the text dynamic and interesting.
I designed this spot, chose shots to be placed, and determined the overall timing and pace of the animation. A key element to the success of this spot was creating 3D lighting effects, and adding texture to both the text outlines and the footage itself. The animation became a key element of the end-cards for hundreds of other spots throughout the NASCAR season.
I worked closely with those involved in this project from concept to completion. I consulted with the directors, producers, writers, editors, and special effects artists to ensure that the video both represented Overwatch well (as I was the only member of the creative team who had played the game), and spoke strongly to the deaf community. I carefully viewed all of the footage, and pulled key selects. I built references for the special effects team to refer to when building the 3d effects. I also installed overwatch on an office computer so the creative directors and producers could play the game and have a strong reference point for making an amazing film. I also built some sfx sequences myself for the pov shots. I’m really proud of the final product.