Show us your space: Glen Jennings
From light-filled private painting studios to collaborative offices with cityscape views, the varied workspaces of CCAD students and alumni represent the multitude of career paths an art and design school can help forge. Here’s a peek into where several of our students and grads make the magic happen M–F (or, sometimes, 24/7).
Media Studies Time-Based, 2003
Motion graphics designer and video editor Glen Jennings has worked for some big names since graduating from Columbus College of Art & Design back in 2003. Among those names are Disney, National Geographic, Sony Pictures, A&E, The History Channel, BET, The Country Music Awards, Sketchers, Belkin and the Chicago Tribune. And his list of skills and experience is just as impressive. Glen has applied his design work in broadcast tv shows, experiential marketing campaigns, social media spots, art installations, tour visuals, ads, and films. He boasts such skills as art directing, logo animation, kinetic typography, infographics, videography, and video projection mapping.
A freelancer for the past six years, Jennings designs motion graphics, produces, shoots, and edits video content; and creates video mapping projections and event visuals. Below, he discusses his four “musts” in a studio space (hint: one is coffee), his short commute, and the tech tools that help keep his work moving.
Can you describe your workspace?
My workspace is an iMac with Adobe Creative Suite and other software that I use to make videos.
Where is it located?
The front room of my apartment in Los Angeles.
Anything you’d consider noteworthy about it?
Besides the Mac workstation I use some analog A/V equipment like the Panasonic WJ-AVE5 video mixer, as well as an iPad and a projector. I also have a Wacom tablet and a few MIDI controllers.
What are your “musts” for a studio space?
Internet access is important to download/upload assets from clients. Coffee. Having a pen and paper nearby is important.
What kind of work do you do in this space?
I do a lot of motion graphics and video editing work for clients. This can be ads, graphics packages for shows and other content. I make tour visuals and video art projections for festivals and events in my studio. I cut music videos and make social media content here too.
How do you prefer to work (late at night, completing a project all at once, or several pieces in tandem, etc.)?
I’m a night owl but I have clients in NYC so sometimes I’m up early to meet their deadlines. I prefer to focus on one project at a time but sometimes there are multiple projects and overlapping deadlines to manage.
What do you love about your space?
I love that it’s my own space and I don’t have to commute anywhere.
Do you have any shows/activities/projects coming up?
I wish! I put together a social distanced DIY event at the LA River in October with a generator and a projector, DJs, and performances. That was really fun. I’m hoping to do more things like this in the future, but it’s hard to say when at this point. Right now I’m just hunkering down in my studio.
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