The Genius of Egypt is the incredible story of the world’s first multi-faceted genius, Imhotep, and his amazing adventure from humble student to magical healer to eventually becoming the savior of the entire kingdom of Egypt. Set in 2600 BCE, Imhotep’s journey includes themes of courage, the quest for knowledge, and the idea that believing in yourself is where your true power lies.
Written & Illustrated by Marlon McKenney
Motion Graphics was the first love that brought me into the world of Advertising. Starting with Macromedia Flash and eventually moving on to After Effects, motion graphics is the best way to combine video, motion, and sound into exciting and engaging content. I designed all of the animation below using Photoshop, After Effects, and Cinema 4D.
Below are some of the numerous logos I've animated throughout my career. Among them, concepting, animating, and designing animation templates for Apple's mgfx program, "Motion" was a highlight. My motion graphics process starts with concept, storyboards and ends with animation in After Effects & Cinema 4D.
Alice in Wonderland Remixed is a modern retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic with diverse subject matter and the conscious flavor of black girl magic.
Follow Alice, a fabulous little girl spending an afternoon with her sister, as things get curiouser and curiouser. From the shaman Cheshire cat, to the talent-less Queen, this version of Wonderland remixes a familiar tale with images you grew up with from music to activism, - even poetry.
Written & Illustrated by Marlon McKenney
For over a decade I worked as an Art Director creating websites, landing pages, banners, and interactive flash experiences. The focus has always been to impact the viewer with beautiful visuals, animation, and simplify the user experience. Among some of the notable projects where Flash websites for Sony, Electronic Arts, Hewlett Packard, Suzuki, Clorox and Macy's.
I was known as a "Flash Ninja".
Urban music and culture is something that has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I started DJing in junior high school and later designed graphics and websites for Motown, Universal Records, ITF (International Turntable Federation), Hip-Hop.com, Tribal Gear Clothing, and Upper Playground. I feel it's important to keep my finger on the pulse of youth culture in order to produce creative that appeals to the 18-30 demographic.
One of the skills that I've continued to develop in the last 4 years is creating and modeling architectural interiors in Cinema 4D. I have an immense appreciation for clean, modern, and sophisticated architectural design and C4D allows me to create stunning constructions without a degree in architecture or an expensive contractor.
Viscira wanted to tell a story about the company and how it's work ultimately makes an impact on health care providers and patients to make their lives better. The main challenge was wrangling employees for a video shoot, designing multiple graphic user interfaces and compositing them together with a limited budget. The final video resulted in wide enthusiasm from clients, employees, and the business development team.
BookTrack's Artificial Intelligence automatically creates soundtracks for any text or any voice. The client wanted to include subtle graphics of BookTrack's benefits without being too over the top. The result was designing clean understated graphics incorporated into the video environment to enhance the story.
In 2012 Corning created a 5 minute short film highlighting it's specialty glass, with companion technologies, and how it could enable an overarching vision for the future. I collaborated with a greater team by designing motion graphics for various scenes throughout the video.
Conscious Culture Publishing specializes in creating high quality cutting-edge #multicultural content focused on education and self-empowerment. I started the company in 2016 and we're currently working on various titles that integrate high-quality 3D character models with compelling multicultural stories.