Motion Graphics – Under an Arctic Sky

I worked with Chris Burkard‘s amazing team on the documentary Under an Arctic Sky. (Watch on Netflix).

Ryan Espinosa contacted me about working on the creation and animation of a motion graphic depicting Chris’ journey through Iceland. I researched maps of Iceland and worked on the initial look, layout, and animation.

I created a custom-designed, high-resolution relief map in Photoshop. Once we had the right look, I drew the trip in After Effects and animated the journey.

Here are a few clips of the final deliverable.


Under an Arctic Sky has some of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen shot on the Sony a7Sii. It was truly an honor to work on motion graphics to complement the great visual imagery created by Chris Burkard’s team.

  • Role: Design, Animation
  • Project Type: VFX, Animation
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects
  • Plugins: None