Adobe Style Frames
These style-frames were created during Battle of the Boards, a collaborative 48-hour design competition hosted by the Motion Media Design department at SCAD. This workshop was facilitated by Greg Herman, renowned motion designer, writer, and director.
In 48-hours, our team's task was to design a collection of style frames for a 30 second commercial advertising Adobe's CS6 Production Premium. The only criteria for the commercial was that we had to use the slogan, "Imagination Without Limits." This following is what my teammate, John Hughes and I created for the competition. Due to time constraints, we did not get to design every frame we had planned on designing, but we did our best and had fun doing so.
With this Picasso quote as inspiration, we wanted to explore the idea of limitless imagination in the context of a child's mind. When a child draws or creates, he or she does so with limitless imagination. There is no right or wrong answer– anything goes. As we grow older, we place limitations on our creativity based on what the world says. We restrict ourselves and try to fit inside a mold that society has created. Moreover we face limitations with the technology that we use. For this Adobe commercial, we wanted to show how Adobe's software, serves as a tool that allows the user to break free from all limitations, and truly experience imagination without limits.
The commercial begins with a small girl, coloring by herself. As her imagination runs wild, the viewer is immersed in the experience of seeing her dreams come to life on paper. The journey begins with a child’s drawings, which evolve, grow, and as they become realized, they’re more fantastic. The scene ends when we emerge from this fantasy realm through the computer screen, and we see the little girl all grown up, working on her ideas using Creative Suite tools in Premium Production. This little girl has grown up, and managed to keep her imagination alive with Adobe’s Production Suite. The tools we use to express ourselves may change over time, but the limitless imagination we experience as a child can remain.