DiscOVA CLIENT  The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering and Design, Jeff Day, Jennifer Fairman YEAR 2023 MEDIA Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects DESCRIPTION DiscOVA is a cancer screening product developed by a team from the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering and Design. This animation was created to describe DiscOVA and its associated care pathway.

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The Inflammatory Response

The Inflammatory Response CLIENT David Rini YEAR 2023 MEDIA Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects DESCRIPTION This animation depicts the physiological and molecular events that occur during an acute inflammatory response through a sequential narrative. It illustrates the key cellular components of inflammation and symptoms that accompany it. By linking these mechanisms to recognizable physiological reactions, the animation provides an overview of inflammation at an appropriate level for the target audience. The narrative uses a pixel game-inspired scene as a framing device to introduce the narrative to viewers with playful, recognizable imagery. The molecular environment is stylized as a simplified, aqueous environment to reduce cognitive load. Storyboards Ahead of creating the animation, I created storyboard sketches in Procreate to establish the content and flow of the video. Process I created my 3D scenes in Cinema4D, while I created frames for the 2D scenes in Photoshop to mimic the look of a pixel game. The final video was created in After Effects, where I put together the animations, voice over, and sound effects.

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Master’s Thesis: Why Shed the Shield?

Why Shed the Shield? Preceptor Dr. M. Mahesh Faculty Advisor Lydia Gregg YEAR 2024 MEDIA Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects DESCRIPTION Gonadal shielding, or placing a protective barrier between patients and a source of radiation to reduce exposure to the gonads, has long been a standard practice in diagnostic imaging. However, advances in technology and new evidence regarding radiation exposure have led the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and other organizations to recommend discontinuation of gonadal shielding. In response, medical facilities nationwide have begun to adopt “no-shield policies,” including the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2023. The burden of implementing this significant policy shift falls on radiology technologists (RT), who must mediate conversations with patients and caregivers during exams. This thesis project investigated the use of video narrative to convey the scientific rationale behind no-shield policies in an educational campaign for RTs. Storyboards Storyboards were created in Procreate to define the visual content, movement, and overall flow of the animation. Storyboards were revised based on preceptor, advisor, and test audience feedback. Full storyboard available at Jscholarship upon thesis publication. Style & Asset Creation Artwork was created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Assets for the animation include models for the technologist characters, background art of the hospital setting, and vector illustrations for the scientific content.  Character reference sheet for a technologist. Character reference sheet for a technologist. Vector asset prepared for After Effects animation. Character model prepared for rigging in After Effects.

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