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Barton is a motion designer and digital artist who creates under his studio brand, Already Been Chewed LLC. For over 12 years, he has designed for a variety of mediums including print, web, live productions and broadcast television. His digital illustrations are influenced heavily by his motion work. In 2009, Barton was awarded Digital Artist of the Year by Computer Arts Magazine, Intel, and 3d World Magazine. Check out more of his work at www.alreadybeenchewed.tv.
Echo Conference | Session 5 | Barton Damer
Motion design reel – editing clips from favorite projects, think portfolio via video
The Creative Process – Organized chaos
Problem: Art is subjective
You could pour your heart/soul into a project, and they don’t feel the same
Your pastor is your client
Focus on solutions rather than art
You have to understand the problem in order to find a good solution
What problems could there possibly be?
Design with Purpose: Gives reasons for why you did certain things
When you can explain yourself, it’s no longer a pretty image; it’s now them going against your solution
Everyone walks away trying to find the right solution
Motion Design Process
Design and receive approval first.
Animate AFTER receiving approval on the designs.
No moving backwards (without a cost)
You MUST communicate time constraints
You can’t just assume they’re horrible people that are torturing you
Just creating what you think works is the way to set yourself up for a lot of heartache and headache
My creative agenda is not always the right solution
Look for ways to find solutions, not just be an artist
The right solution is not always the most creative and/or difficult to produce
Clients want/need options
The wrong solution does not mean poor quality work
It’s possible to be proud of something that is not your best work
Design is part of the solution; it should not be part of the problem.