“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Brian left for an early morning bike ride one day this summer, and I followed him with my camera to make this short motion graphics study. I hope it’ll inspire you to get out and pedal your freedom machine.

Producer, Editor, Videographer: Shane Reetz
Music: Bennett Pearson
Gear: Panasonic AF100
Software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Mocha AE

“Machinist” is a short animation I made in an evening while¬†brushing up on shape layer techniques in After Effects. Having all this movement seemed to call for some sound design, so I took a bunch of sounds I had gathered over the past year and edited them to match the visuals.

If you’ve got a weakness for a rich cup of coffee, this one will make you thirsty. I shot this video and created handmade motion graphics to follow the craft that goes into a latte.

Producer, editor, videographer: Shane Reetz
Music: Cameron Seibold
Gear: Panasonic AF100
Software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects
Filmed at the Red Raven Espresso Parlor