I’m always excited to work on videos for the youth department. I know I can take some risk with my creativity and if my creative idea fails, chances are teenagers will still think its cool. The theme this year is When Worlds Collide YoConf2011.
I pictured faces of young people with shadows appearing on them as if two planets were colliding. I considered creating the shadow in After Effects but thought it would be easier to take the sun visor from my car and have someone cover their faces to create the large shadow.
My first cut came out comical which wasn’t what I wanted. I guess that’s a risk when creating something sci-fi-ish. But as soon as I added all the elements, it came together nicely. I watched one of Nick Khoo’s tutorial and thought this dreamy effect would be a great look for this video. Here are both. You can try it yourself.