Automated carpool app

I applied many of the learnings from Alon’s class and made this video using Aftereffects:

Chalking down the idea, sequence of frames, sketching the whole 30 seconds took nearly 70% of the time. I wanted this video to convey a number of problems, possible solution, & perks of using this solution. I first did some sketching to finalize the frames and graphic elements that I then created using Illustrator.


GIF of the project

Commuting is a major struggle in overpopulated urban areas because of heavy traffic on roads and public transport. On the other hand carpooling has always promised that people can travel together at ease, and that it is absolutely wallet-friendly and eco-friendly. Carpooling recently became both a symbol and tool of fighting Global Warming as a number of businesses and startups initiated their revenue models around it. While interning in the Bay Area this summer, I actively participated and contributed to a few constructive carpool experiments such as Scoop, Uber Pool and Lyft Line, and that led to the idea of a concept app that offers automated carpool service. I’m planning to work on it in the motion design class this semester, called Emotions in Motion, instructed by incredibly talented Alon Chitayat.

As the first assignment for this class we’re asked to make a quick ~5 seconds GIF of the project idea. With a few free resources from videezy I made this GIF: