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Tom Hussy Photography Produces Animation of Stills for Jesuit | Sorts Through 12K Images

Written by Tom Hussey

Given the task to gather both photo and video assets for Jesuit High School, I knew I had to get creative. With limited resources, tighter deadline, and no budget to spare, I saw an opportunity to innovate and kill two birds with one stone. So, I pitched the idea to produce an animation of stills, aiming to deliver the best of both worlds without breaking the bank. An interesting video for an email campaign, and an abundance of high quality still photos for any other uses.

Looking back on my collaboration with Jesuit High School, I’m reminded of the labor of crafting stories with thousands of images.Sorting through over 12,000 frames was no small feat, but it allowed us to create a dynamic blend of stills and moving text, reminiscent of a stop-motion masterpiece. Our editor’s additions with split screen effects and captivating type treatments added the final touches, transforming the project into a moving visual story. The end result showcased how creativity thrives even with minimal resources or a shoestring budget. When the pro bono project hit inboxes, the response exceeded expectations, with donations flooding in immediately. It exemplified the power of creative problem-solving, demonstrating that inventiveness and determination yield remarkable results, regardless of limitations.

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Tom Hussey

Sometimes we need photography to create a complex interplay between reality and illusion. Welcome to Tom Hussey's world. A world of many brands, and many audiences. A world involving many production needs. From location scouting, casting, styling, animation and photo retouching to lifestyle, portrait, and kid shots. A world located, in reality, in Dallas, Texas, but a world that knows no boundaries.

Throughout his career, Tom has been honored with many awards and accolades. In addition to several ADDYs, recent distinctions of note include being named one of the 'Top 10 Creatives in the World' by Adweek Magazine. Tom was also selected as one of the 'Top 200 Advertising Photographers Worldwide' by Luerzer's Archive, and his work has been featured in the Communication Arts Photography Annual.