Looking through the archives I found another webseries that got sidelined in 2014. Dead presidents reporting the news that had occurred by mid-week. A fun bit of comedy from the perspective of previous leaders turning over in their graves. Shot on a green screen Wednesday evening and then composited in After Effects and released Thursday morning. The plan is to resurrect it with TeddyAndAbe.com in the future. The majority of the motion graphic came from updating a portions of template from Envato.com but each video required extensive customization. We were leaning on providing a significant portion of the humor with the accompanying visuals as time permitted.
Thomas Jefferson: Matthew Stumphy
Ulysses S Grant: Mike Hammari
George Washington: Lincoln Hoppe
A sub series in the Christmas Barrel Calendar where odd Holiday traditions meet investigative journalism.
Festival of St Thomas: Written, edited and produced by Mike Hammari. Shot by Matthew Stumphy.
Krampus Uncovered: Written and produced by Mike Hammari. Shot by Matthew Stumphy. Edited by Dave Broadbent.
There is another version of this video but I decided I could do it better so I reached out to the Zombie Research Society at got permission to update it and include it on the 2015 Christmas Barrel Calendar. This project actually took way longer than necessary. There was a problem getting the original files so I had to scan the illustrations and then break them down into different layers to give it the assisted 3D look. This was another project where most of the work was done in Photoshop but was worth the effort.
Years ago I used to produce live variety shows and needed some interstitial videos to play between performances. This is one of them that was put together 10 years ago before I knew how to edit. I think it still holds up.