© 2019 by Sean Mirkovich / Twisted Willow Productions

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Me at Activision

At Activision I worked as a Jr. Video Editor primarily on the Skylanders Franchise where I did everything from Gameplay Capture to Video Editing of Trailers, Social Media Posts, Internal Videos and working with Netflix to promote the Skylanders Academy animated series.

My workflow regularly used:

Premiere, Media Encoder, After Effects, Photoshop, AJA Capture, all on Mac computers. 

Skylanders: Imaginators

 & Crash Bandicoot

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Expansion Level & Announcement Trailers

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Cursed Tiki Temple Expansion Trailer

My Role: All Video Editing, Gameplay Capture.

Motion Graphics by Brandt Snyder.

Crash Bandicoot Announcement Teaser

My Role: Main Gameplay Capture and Editing.

Motion Graphics, Additional Footage and Final Edit by Brandt Snyder.

 

Crash Bandicoot Thumpin' Expansion Trailer

My Role: Gameplay Capture and Video Editing for Scenes of Dr. Neo Cortex solo and Dr. Neo Cortex and Crash Together. 

Motion Graphics by Brandt Snyder.

Additional Footage Dan Pantano. 

Christmas Chompy Video

My Role: Direction, Video Editing, Gameplay Capture, Music Selection.

Motion Graphics by Brandt Snyder.

 

Social Videos

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Create Your Own Series

In Skylanders Imaginators, you could create your own characters in-game, so to market this concept on social platforms, I was tasked with taking submitted fan art ideas, recreating them in-game and putting together an exciting video highlighting that fans character. 

I was lucky enough to create the template for these videos that ran for over a year. Over 50 videos or more were created, the majority of which were made by me. 

Create Your Own - Flashbang

My Role: Gameplay Capture, Video Editing and Sound. 

3D Motion Graphics by Brandt Snyder. 

Create Your Own - Fly Spy

My Role: Gameplay Capture, Video Editing and Sound. 

3D Motion Graphics by Brandt Snyder. 

Create Your Own - Kane Ahi

My Role: Gameplay Capture, Video Editing, Motion Graphics and Sound. 

Christmas Gift Series

In Skylanders Imaginators, you had the ability to transfer your creations from the console game, into the Skylanders Creator app. So, as a Christmas gift to fans, we created "12 Days of Gifts" videos that gifted players characters and creator parts that they may not have unlocked yet. I was the lead on these videos, I set the template and worked on all 12. 

12 Days - Day 1

My Role: Video Editing, Gameplay Capture, Motion Graphics, Sound. 

3D Motion Elements by Brandt Snyder. 

12 Days - Day 2

My Role: Video Editing, Gameplay Capture, Motion Graphics, Sound. 

3D Motion Elements by Brandt Snyder. 

12 Days - Day 3

My Role: Video Editing, Gameplay Capture, Motion Graphics, Sound. 

3D Motion Elements by Brandt Snyder. 

 

Character Trailers

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These videos were really a team effort and a labour of love from a lot of talented people such as Chase Wrenn and Dan Pantano who I got to work alongside on these. If you were at a toy or game store and they had a Skylanders kiosk set up, these are the videos you would see if you took a Skylanders toy and placed it on the portal arranged in front of the demo screen. You could also find these trailers online. 

Character Trailer - Mysticat

My Role: Gameplay Capture and Editing for "Sensei + Imaginator" and "Sky-Chi" sequences. 

Motion Graphics Brandt Snyder.

Final Edit by Chase Wrenn. 

 

Character Trailer - Blaster-Tron

My Role: Gameplay Capture and Editing for "Sensei + Imaginator" and "Sky-Chi" sequences. 

Motion Graphics Brandt Snyder.

Final Edit by Chase Wrenn. 

Character Trailer - Barbella

My Role: Gameplay Capture and Editing for "Sensei + Imaginator" sequence.

Motion Graphics Brandt Snyder.

Final Edit by Chase Wrenn. 

 

Netflix Clips & Other Media

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With Skylanders, I not only got to help provide footage for their network televised commercials, but I also got to work in conjunction with Cartoon Network to help promote Skylanders Imaginators, and I also got to work with Netflix in finalizing clips to help promote the animated series, Skylanders Academy. 

TV Ad

My Role: Gameplay Capture and Editing for the sequence of the character changing parts.

 

Show Clip

My Role: Netflix needed help with finalizing clips to showcase Skylanders Academy, so I was tasked with plugging in the elements of the titles, video clip, and adjusting sound as needed. 

Explainer Video

My Role: Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Gameplay Capture and Sound.