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Mozaic Finance

Software Used

  • Cinema 4d
  • Rizom UV
  • Substance Designer
  • Substance Painter
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Redshift

I received an Instagram message from a friend at 2am asking if I was available for a project. Since I only work 6 months out of the year, the answer is more than likely, yes. My friend mentioned that I would get an email from Callum and Mozaic Finance within the hour. I was stunned. Who does business at 2am? At the time I didn't realize that Callum was based in Australia so it was a much more reasonable hour where he was located. Thankfully he was willing to let me work on the project on my schedule. I mean, I'm definitely a night owl myself, but I like to keep the work hours in a normal 9-5.

The goal of the project was to create a series of four short videos - showing cash transfer to crypto, portfolio rebalance, protocol aggregation, and user profiting - to help explain complex ideas in a simpler, fun form. Callum and I worked together to come up with a style that fit Mozaic's Roman theme, but there was also a lot of room to explore new ideas.

My first spark of inspiration came from pinball. We could show the client's money being deposited into the machine with the marble illustrating the crypto asset. We could use different paths to show off protocol aggregation and the flipper could rebalance the crypto asset. Finally, we could clone the marble to showcase the user profiting. Unfortunately, the idea didn't really match with Mozaic's branding, so we shifted focus to focus on crypto as a coin.

To match with Mozaic's branding, we wanted to create something with a feeling of affluence, so we went with a modern black, gold, and diamond theme.