At Image Propeller Studios, our goal is to help companies connect to their customers and larger audience. At the core of our services are our animated promotional videos. These dynamic, friendly videos are valuable sales tools in helping both small and large businesses reveal their products to a larger audience. We also provide 2D and 3D illustration, graphics for web design, and video game asset generation. It is our mandate to keep our services current and relevant. Read more about who we are and what all the commotion is about.
Illustration, Concept Art, Digital Painting, CG Lighting and Renders.
Corporate, Promotional, & Instructional Animations, Motion Graphics, Logo Reveals, and After Effects Editing.
2D/3D Asset Creation, Pre-Rendered & Real-Time Lighting, Low & High Resolution Poly-Modeling.
Scripts, Ghost-Writing, Story-Boards, Website Content, and Social Media.
Skills // 3D Studio Max, 4D Cinema, Maya, Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Premiere
GuestServe – Reservation Software
St Catharines Mayoral State of the City Address
2013 United Way Campaign
Image Propeller Studios – Reel 2013
Book Trailer – Financial Fotographs
FITC Women’s Initiative Entry
Rollers of the Realm – Furniture 3D Asset
Rollers of the Realm – Hearth 3D Asset
Rollers of the Realm – Treasure Chest 3D asset
Live Nation – Beruna Festival 3D Map
Identity Festival – Toronto Client: Live Nation
Brrrrr! Toronto Winter Music Festival
Peel School Board Overview – Animation by Image Propeller Studios, Design/Direction by Amber Harloff of Illuminate This!
It’s a Nasty Day! Animation by Image Propeller Studios, Design/Direction by Amber Harloff of Illuminate This!
It’s a great day! Animation by Image Propeller Studios, Design/Direction by Amber Harloff of Illuminate This!
Innovate Niagara Portal – Promotional Video
3D Map for WEMF – Client: Live Nation Ontario
HeavyTO Festival 3D Map
Thank you! MotionGraphics
Academy of Champions – Ubisoft
Academy of Champions – Ubisoft
Facebreaker – Electronic Arts
FIFA 2006 – Electronic Arts
FIFA 2006 -Electronic Arts
FIFA Street 2 – Electronic Arts
3D Map – DigitalDreams – Client: Live Nation
3D Map – Echo Beach – Client – Live Nation
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For many creatives (including myself), the idea of working alongside various forms of government seems stifling. Stories of red tape, bureaucracy, inflexibility – all of it acting as a wall that prevents artists from exploring opportunities. All of these concerns were in my head when the city of St. Catharines approached me to produce an animated video for the Mayor’s State of the City Address this year, and I admit it made me nervous.
However, I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the very beginning, the City’s staff were friendly, approachable and open to all the ideas I brought to the table. They valued my opinions, and my artistic expertise. Although the scope of the project was risky and many of the ideas difficult to visualize and articulate, the staff’s incredible flexibility gave us plenty of space to discuss, then incorporate ideas everyone would be proud of.
The end result was a sharp, exciting 3D video showing all the economic change happening in St. Catharines over the past year. We were invited to attend the State of the City Address, and were excited to see our work on display for the city’s business community. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
One thing I continue to learn over and over when working with new clients, is I can’t allow preconceived notions to set the tone of a project. I must always approach every project with an open mind and meet people where they are. I am always delighted to connect with different clients and work with their ideas and personalities. With the right attitude we can create something amazing and have some fun in the process.
It’s that time of the year – another chance for me to win free tickets to exciting FITC Conference through the Women’s Initiative Contest. This year I went all graph crazy and explored my options for getting to the conference with this infographic. I hope you like it and I hope it gets me a ticket to the most inspirational conference known to digital artists everywhere.
I was thrilled to learn last week that FITC Toronto was holding a contest for women to win tickets for the conference. The idea is to be creative about telling why you would like to attend FITC 2013. Of course, since that time, I’ve been feverishly working on my video entry in between client work. Now today is the deadline and here it is!
In the entry form, they ask to describe your submission in a few sentences. This is what I wrote:
A year ago, I started up my own freelancing business, Image Propeller Studios, where I focus on video game assets, animation and illustration. It was an intimidating move for me after being a part of the video game industry for over 10 years; but, so far I’ve found new confidence as an artist and I love working directly with clients. My entry video describes the reasons I’d like to attend FITC: Learning new technology, meeting creative people and gaining exposure are the key reasons for me to attend the conference and I hope my video will help describe this in a fun and entertaining way!
Now I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!! I really really really really want to go!