Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Television Loves Motion Graphics

Chris Scarlata (left) is one of the almost 50 motion designers featured in Graham Elliott's documentary film "New York in Motion" showing some of the top motion graphic designers in New York City.

Chris is a Design Director for Comedy Central, the TV network that features hit comedy shows like South Park, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Comedy Central has design departments for their print, web and TV departments. Chris is a Design Director and Brand Creative in the TV area and has been with Comedy Central for 12 years.

In addition to managing the brand logo for Comedy Central, designers In broadcasting create commercial bumpers, ident bumpers and break bumpers usually simply referred to as bumps. These are usually two to 15 second motion graphics placed between a pause in the program going into and out of commercial breaks.

Even though he is a Design Director for one of the hottest enterprises in television, Chris secretly would love to teach! He sees a need for more awareness of design in K-12 schools.

Click on the heading above to see several motion graphic promos for Comedy Central in a one minute video.

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