THE TAYLOR SWIFT DEFENSE








ROLE: Motion Designer
Aims to build show identities and graphics packages, from show opens, transitions, backgrounds, to set and scenic design.


My second project at CNN+ as a Motion Designer was a documentary called Taylor Swift Defense. The film dives into  Taylor Swift’s  copyright infringement lawsuit over her single "Shake It Off," and explore the long music industry history of pirating the work of Black artists.  

I had a lot of fun exploring the style at the early stage of the project. We chose a vibrant, pop color palette that allows for a glamorous and modern aesthetic. After making the styleframe, the senior motion designer joined me to create the GFX and MOGRTS for the film. 





SELECTED FILMSTILLS










EARLY STYLE EXPLORATION

We had a chance to really explore the styles at the early stage of the process, played with  a vibrant color palette that subtly nods to 90s hip hop nostalgia.






CREDITS


Executive Producer
Senior Producer
Supervising Producer
Senior Editorial Producer
Director of Production
Producers 
Editors

Directors of Photography
Editorial Producer
Field Producers
Production Assistants

Assistant Editors
Senior Producer
Producers

Editor
Editorial Producer
Field Producers



Production Assistants
Assistant Editor
Editorial Production Assistant
Line Producer
Production Managers
Production Coordinators
Directors of Photography
Camera Operators

Assistant Camera

Sound Recordist
s

Grips
Gaffer
Field Production Assistant
Creative Director
Art Director
Senior Motion Designer
Motion Designer
Senior Manager, Post Production Operations

Post Production Supervisor
Senior Manager, Media Operations
Media Manager
Colorist

Sound Supervisor
Sound Mixer
Production Managers, Digital Video Operations

Executive Producer

Eric Johnson
Jeff L. Lieberman
Emily Taguchi
Kelley Robinson
Kinga Janik
Thaddeus Morgan, Rebecca Mulford
Abhinav Bhat, Tat Ho Yee, Tine
Ian McGlocklin, David Givens
Nicole Mastrangelo
Sarah PrazmarK, Urmi Chatterjee
Fatoumata Ceesay, Rafa Farihah, Elijah Banks
Persis Rao, Dominic Torres
Nathaniel Stevens, Meranda Yslas
Ashley Santoro
Gregory Blanc, Hannah Jiang, Abby Lieberman
Adrienne Magun, Michael Orr, Alice Yu
Niels Dachler
Rachel Wenzlaff
Brianna Dunkers-Brown, Ayanna Gill
Julio David González, Bree Nieves
Becca Porath, Gabriel Rivera
Nathan Bloom, Shayna Jenkins, Candice Peterkin
Laura Joffrion
Nain Ladak
Dan Rafeld
Saul Arvelo, Nicole Azevedo
Ross Ehrlich, Gerald Kitsis
Richard Bakewell, Stephen Mucci
Patrick Dupree, Karl Kim
Edward Martinez, Kristian Melom
Matthew Caudillo, Christopher Ide 
Kyle Leonard, Aaron Rosene
Karen Langley, Ronald Lehr, Roy Marasigan
Fiona McBain, Daniel S. McCoy, Steve Tejada
Joe Ahrends, Caleb Wall
Stephen Grum
Sophia De La Rosa
Padraic Driscoll
Courtney Wells
Caresse Haaser
Taylor Su, Jackie Moreno
Dylan Osborn
Akura Marshall
Bryan Nelson
Michael Milea
Dan Edwards
Dan Dzula
Matt Rocker
Ben Evans, Nick Godsell
Katie Hinman



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Adobe Stock
Andrew Orth Photos

The Concert for Bangladesh - 20th Century Studios
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Taylor Su
Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Film Maker
Taipei, Taiwan
New York, USA

CONTACT

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taylorsu116@gmail.com

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