Samantha O’Malley

Samantha O’Malley, Class of 2014 and former Animation student, is working as a motion designer at Sharp Hat in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and just made a 3D animation that’s part of the Brand ID for Superbowl 50.


I know. She’s amazing.

Back in October she contacted me to help her with a very specific lens flare effect that she was trying to achieve in C4D – the software I use to teach modeling, animation, motion graphics to my students in the Electronic Art and Animation program at Ramapo College. I suggested checking environment settings, volume caustics and noise as well as the reflexes and glow settings under the lens tab in her light object.

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superbowl 50 ID in progress using C4D

Then she sent me this:

“Hi Ann,

Thank you for your help a few weeks back! The NFL went with my video! Its now on their invitation page and being sent to everyone going to the Super Bowl! I also animated their header and their background! The played a clip of it on ESPN 2 weeks ago, as well!!


I’m so proud! Of her and all of our animation students who have the guts to stick with what they love.