Rochester, NY has a rich history of innovation and visionary ideas. Many people who hear or talk about Rochester outside of the area are not familiar with the people who called Rochester their home. These pioneers took advantage of the areas strategic placement in the United States and use it to help achieve great things. The use of a short motion graphics piece can help people get a taste of what some of the early pioneers achieved.
Content, planning, and organization of this piece has been completed through research on four specific people (George Eastman, John Jacob Bausch, Henry Lomb, and Susan B. Anthony) and the times and areas of Rochester that they resided in. Early Pioneers takes the viewer briefly through each person and some of the accomplishments they made in their lives. The use of design programs Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, and Maxon Cinema 4D as well as live shot video helped create a visual representation of these accomplishments.
The project can be viewed at: earlypioneers.tumblr.com
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Szrama, Philip, "Early Pioneers" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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