Roundabout Rules - Ohio Dept. of Transportation Video Series
In a partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Hilliard, a series of videos was needed to explain how roundabouts are used in Ohio. The primary objective of the series was to utilize the videos in local Driver’s Ed courses, as well as, make the videos available to the public via social media.
ODOT Videographer/Editor, Colin Trubee, and Motion Graphics Intern, Sarah Riedlinger, developed the concept of making the videos in the style of a vintage arcade game in an effort to engage younger drivers. Both Trubee and Riedlinger relied heavily on Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Illustrator to bring the project to fruition.
The complete series can be viewed here:
ODOT Videographer, Colin Trubee, led a shoot of seven roundabouts in total around the Central Ohio area. The shoot consisted of two drone operators, an interior driver camera and a camera mounted to the top of the car. After filming, Trubee utilized the Multi-Camera editing features within Adobe Premiere Pro to piece together each “level” in accordance with the voice over script.
After a rough edit had been completed, Trubee passed off the edit to Motion Graphics intern, Sarah Riedlinger, who then created motion graphics to visualize the voice over in an arcade game style. Utilizing motion tracking, rotoscoping and compositing with Adobe After Effects, Riedlinger created very effective, visually appealing graphics to both complement the video and create a much more engaging piece. In addition to this, she also utilized After Effect's built in Cinema 4D mode to create 3-Dimensional introductions to each video.
After graphics were completed, Trubee utilized Adobe Dynamic Link to tighten up the edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, added some finishing touches and rendered the final renders of the videos.
The videos were very well received by the City of Hilliard, who has begun implementing the series in Driver’s Ed courses around the city. In an effort to make the series available throughout the state, the videos have also been shared through Ohio’s Driver Education and Training Programs.