Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all big ceremonies and events had to be moved online, and this included the graduation ceremonies for Imperial College London. However, graduating from such a renowned university is no small feat, and the college wanted to be sure that their 2020 graduates felt as honoured and celebrated as any other year—despite the unprecedented change in format for the ceremony. They approached Pushed to create a series of animations that could be used as part of the virtual commencement ceremonies to make the proceedings feel more special. Because government guidelines at the time prevented in person interactions, there was no way to shoot live action shots for the clips, which made animation the perfect medium. This animation was created as part of a collection for the College which included similar animations for the faculties of Natural Science, Engineering and Business as well. Using Adobe Illustrator, Premier Pro and After Effects, the animations were created in an abstract style with colours of Imperial College London—both of which were combined with the music choice and kept consistent throughout all clips for a cohesive feel.
Imperial College London is a public research university in London, England. Their history begins during the Victorian era with Prince Albert, who had a vision for a cultural area which evolved to include the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and royal colleges. The Royal Albert Hall has been used for the College’s graduations for the last 60 years.