JOHN DUSTIN PATTERSON

WIZARDS OF THE COAST
PROJECT SCOPE
  • Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Production
  • Advertising

Please also visit http://www.wizardsofthecoast.com, the award-winning website I helped to redesign, creating icons and assets, as well as editing and exporting video content.

CHALLENGE

The challenge was to update the Wizards Of The Coast website with current content, including advertising, teasers, animation, and video.

SOLUTION

These projects were time sensitive and often obscured to prevent hacking. In addition to design work in the Adobe Creative Suite, projects were obscured using Excel, Text Wrangler, and A Better File Rename. In the case of animation, artwork files were separated and re-layer in photoshop in preparation for After Effects. These animations were delivered in multiple formats and timed to endlessly loop in a seamless manner.

ELDRITCH MOON ANIMATED HEADER

This was the first animated background I did for Wizards Of The Coast. I used particle overlays, lighting and blur effects to create depth and dynamics. This was timed to loop endlessly without any visible hicups.

BRISELLA ANIMATED BACKGROUND

This animation was in collaboration with my design lead at Wizards. I used Photoshop to layer the many different intertwined parts and After Effects to animate.

SLAIN HILL GIANT D&D ANIMATED HEADER

I layered this Dungeons And Dragons painting into movable sections within Photoshop, then animated them in After Effects using particle and fire effects overlays.

VOLOS FROST GIANT D&D ANIMATED HEADER

This header was created for Dungeons & Dragons new Giants campaign.

© Dustin Patterson