About this project

ng-conf is a 3-day conference centered around Angular (a Javascript framework). 1500+ developers from across the globe converge on Salt Lake City, UT every year to attend talks and workshops.

The challenge

Create a 2-minute video (with an 80's theme) highlighting the worldwide Angular community to kick-off ng-Conf 2018. Must incorporate conference theme of 80’s, highlight angular events around the globe by zooming into the country/state/city, and images from select events, list of angular events in the last year, news and highlights of angular in the last year.

My process

Network engagement

I sent posted on social media to request images and videos from Angular events from my personal network of angular speakers and from the larger tech community. I also reached to event organizers in various Angular slack communities to contribute to my list of Angular events that occurred in 2017 and 2018.  

Research

Next, I searched for articles, blog posts, and conference talks for updates, news, and surveys about Angular in the last year.  

Storyboarding

I created a storyboard to sketch out how I wanted the video to tell the story of Angular over the last year. This storyboard helped to visualize the video, shot-for-shot. 

Gathering assets

After deciding how I wanted to layout the video in the storyboard, I went through the images and videos I collected to select the most compelling images and ones that would best tell the story.

I sorted through a list of 80's songs and 80's inspired graphics that I could acquire the rights to and would capture the playful mood of the events.

Creating the video

Using the video tool, Camtasia, I created the 2-minute video, incorporating Google Maps, the music, and the images I collected.

Feedback

I sent the video to the shareholders for feedback and performed a couple of iterations before settling on the final version.

My solution

I created a 2-minute video that shared the highlights of Angular for the previous and current year while incorporating the conference's 80's theme. 

Outcomes

This video was played before the opening keynote at ng-conf 2018 in front of 1500+ attendees.  The conference organizers were pleased with the end results and asked me back the following year to work on a video project.

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