"Dream Act" Political Ad

Galleries - Motion Graphics

Dream Act Political Ad

Animation/ Visual Effects: Television Commercial

David Byrd Consulting


Political season came around this time with some fun opportunities to contribute to some campaigning. This in particular was for some Ballot Initiatives that were being voted on in Maryland.


First up was a spot about college tuition money 'leaving' the state. It was literally a sequence of stock photos and voice over for timing.


From there I worked some magic and by using only still photos, tried to create some cinematic shots of columns of money blowing out of the state. A few virtual camera moves, some lighting and atmospheric tricks, with a bit of compositing effort, and we had ourselves a political commercial!


In the final version, the text and spinning graduation cap was eventually replaced with other footage, but you can see the original here NOW!