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Animation Reel
All of the work in this reel was designed, animated, filmed, and edited by myself. 
Music by: Waylon Thorton - "Favorite Secrets"

"Island Earth" Hawaiian Fish Ponds
Directed by: Cyrus Sutton
Animated by: Jillian Black
Illustrated by: Sarah Niemann

This segment appears in Cyrus Sutton’s documentary film, “Island Earth.” This full-length film explores the challenges of GMOs, modern agriculture, and population growth by viewing Hawaii as a microcosm for the world's food problems and environmental issues. Learn more at IslandEarthFilm.com

Fall 2016. 

"Island Earth" Yield Charts
Directed by: Cyrus Sutton
Animated by: Jillian Black
Illustrated by: Sarah Niemann

This segment appears in Cyrus Sutton’s documentary film, “Island Earth.” This full-length film explores the challenges of GMOs, modern agriculture, and population growth by viewing Hawaii as a microcosm for the world's food problems and environmental issues. Learn more at IslandEarthFilm.com

Fall 2016. 


"CONVERSEations" Title Sequence
Illustrated & Animated by: Jillian Black
Music: "With You Tonight" by: Summer Moon

This title sequence was created for, "Conversations," a spec web series about an eclectic group of young activists and what they're doing to make a positive difference. It was produced by BLKFLM and RYOT for Converse.

Fall 2015.

The Immaculate Collection: The Art of Neon Bending
Filmed & Edited by: Jillian Black
Featuring: David Ablon, Valerie Shusterov, Kate Davidson, Tess Barber, Dana Caputo, Fyonna Duffy, Chelsey Mitchell, Karen Feng, Sara Falk-man, and Emily Webster.

Spring 2015.

Ice Cold New York: Dark Nights, Bright Lights
Director: Vanessa Black
Editor: Jillian Black
Cinematographer: Mike Berlucchi
First AC: Jason Ano
Make Up: Misaki Ishihara
Music: “The Big Dip” by The Range
Special Thanks: Mica Studios, Mic Becker, Beril Gulcan, Eastern Rentals, Edge Rentals, Small Empires Skate Park, James Hinton, Jack Richardson & The Masses

Brand Launch for Mike Cherman's reflective clothing line, ICNY.

Summer 2013.

M.A.D. Methods: Surfboard Shaper, Travis Harder
Film by: Jillian Black
Featuring: Travis Harder
Music by: Waylon Thornton "I Need Love" & "Favorite Secrets"
Special Thanks: Jun Sassa, Ross Garrett, Chris Christenson, Jared Muscat, and Tess Barber.

MAD Methods is a short video series that aims to promote three diverse, up and coming artists, designers, and makers, while giving insight into their processes. The first video features Tess Barber, a Brooklyn based sign painter. The second highlights Julie Ellis, the owner and designer of Rais Case, a San Diego based brand that sells accessories and home goods. The last video turns the spotlight to the work of Travis Harder, a talented young surfboard shaper located in San Diego.

This series was inspired by my love for handmade goods, my appreciation for time-intensive mediums, and my desire to help preserve handcrafts that are now substituting people for machines. Additionally, these videos serve as inspiration for young artists, encouraging them to try new mediums, as well as, help the viewers gain a greater appreciation for the labor and skill that goes into creating these objects. As consumers, we are becoming more and more disconnected from the producers that create the items we use, wear, and eat everyday. By capturing these three craftsman through film, I was able to give these makers a voice and make them known to the buyers by face, not brand name.

Spring 2014. 

M.A.D. Methods: Sign Painter, Tess Barber
Film by: Jillian Black
Featuring: Tess Barber
Music: Blackbird Blackbird "Halo"

MAD Methods is a short video series that aims to promote three diverse, up and coming artists, designers, and makers, while giving insight into their processes. The first video features Tess Barber, a Brooklyn based sign painter. The second highlights Julie Ellis, the owner and designer of Rais Case, a San Diego based brand that sells accessories and home goods. The last video turns the spotlight to the work of Travis Harder, a talented young surfboard shaper located in San Diego.

This series was inspired by my love for handmade goods, my appreciation for time-intensive mediums, and my desire to help preserve handcrafts that are now substituting people for machines. Additionally, these videos serve as inspiration for young artists, encouraging them to try new mediums, as well as, help the viewers gain a greater appreciation for the labor and skill that goes into creating these objects. As consumers, we are becoming more and more disconnected from the producers that create the items we use, wear, and eat everyday. By capturing these three craftsman through film, I was able to give these makers a voice and make them known to the buyers by face, not brand name.

Spring 2014. 

M.A.D. Methods: Designer & Owner of Rais Case, Julie Ellis
Film by: Jillian Black
Featuring: Julie Ellis
Music by: Brightside Studios "Clap Tap"

MAD Methods is a short video series that aims to promote three diverse, up and coming artists, designers, and makers, while giving insight into their processes. The first video features Tess Barber, a Brooklyn based sign painter. The second highlights Julie Ellis, the owner and designer of Rais Case, a San Diego based brand that sells accessories and home goods. The last video turns the spotlight to the work of Travis Harder, a talented young surfboard shaper located in San Diego.

This series was inspired by my love for handmade goods, my appreciation for time-intensive mediums, and my desire to help preserve handcrafts that are now substituting people for machines. Additionally, these videos serve as inspiration for young artists, encouraging them to try new mediums, as well as, help the viewers gain a greater appreciation for the labor and skill that goes into creating these objects. As consumers, we are becoming more and more disconnected from the producers that create the items we use, wear, and eat everyday. By capturing these three craftsman through film, I was able to give these makers a voice and make them known to the buyers by face, not brand name.

Spring 2014. 

"Compassing" Credits
Illustrated & Animated by: Jillian Black
Music: "Holy Roller" by: The Blank Tapes

Credit Sequence for REEF & Cyrus Sutton's surf film, "Compassing." The full film can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/70836407

Summer 2013.

"Compassing" Title Reveal
Constructed & Animated by: Jillian Black
Sound FX: freesound.org

Title reveal for REEF & Cyrus Sutton's surf film, "Compassing."
The full film can be viewed online at vimeo.com/70836407

Summer 2013.

Black Siren: Animated Logo
Animated by: Jillian Black

A logo animation for Black Siren Productions.

Fall 2012.

The Tale of Captain Mcgee
Illustrated & Animated by: Jillian Black
Story by: Jillian Black & Nick Zolezzi
Narration by: Nick Zolezzi
Music by: JR Narrows
Sound from: FreeSound.org

Fall 2013.

Golfing Adventures with Thurnis Haley
Illustrated & Animated by: Jillian Black
Music: "Tales of Kidd Drunkadelic" by People Under The Stairs
Audio: FreeSound.org & Loiter Squad

Fall 2012.

Pixel + Ink
Directed, Produced, & Edited by: Jillian Black
Featuring: Alex Dondero & Michael Cherman
Music: "I Wanna Go Back" by Onra & "Say For Certain" by Generationals

A short documentary about silk screener, Alex Dondero, and graphic designer, Michael Cherman. The film takes a peak into the lives and workspaces of these two young Brooklyn-based artists. They shed light on how to approach the somewhat daunting reality of entering the creative working world after school. 

Spring 2012.

Black Magic
Constructed, Animated, Filmed, & Edited by: Jillian Black
Music: "Rum & Coca Cola" by Calypso Rose
Audio: FreeSound.org

Spring 2012.

Karma
Constructed & Animated by: Jillian Black

Spring 2012.