Snake Organ Graphics

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Snake Organ Graphics : Smithsonian Channel Show

Jacobson’s organ is a patch of sensory cells within the main nasal chamber that detects heavy moisture-borne particles. Airborne particles are detected by the sensory cells located in the main nasal chambers. Some groups of mammals also initiate a behaviour known as the flehmen response, in which the animal facilitates the exposure of the vomeronasal organ to a scent or pheromone by opening the mouth and curling the upper lip during inhalation.

While using after effects for this project, we tried to make the snake and organs look as 3d as possible.

Lucky Charm Studio created theses visualizations of the snake organs and functions with Rawsienna.

Mammoths Giants of the Ice Age

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Mammoths Giants of the Ice Age : Smithsonian Channel Show

The woolly mammoth was an enormous mammal that once roamed the vast frozen, northern landscapes in large size. Believed to be closely related to the modern-day elephant, the woolly mammoth remained in the wild until roughly 1700 BC when it became extinct.

The woolly mammoth was found roaming the bitter Arctic tundra where they would often gather in large herds for both warmth and protection. Woolly mammoths lived in two groups which are thought to have been different enough to be characterized as separate subspecies. One woolly mammoth group stayed in the middle of the high Arctic, while the other woolly mammoth group had a much wider range.

The woolly mammoth was an enormous animal, with adults often reaching heights of four meters or more. Woolly mammoths in certain areas where, on average slightly smaller in size and could in fact be just half the size of one of the largest woolly mammoth individuals.

The biggest question pondering all scientists is what happened to the all the mammoths? Also where did they giant creatures life and roam?

Lucky Charm Studio created everything from Title open to Asteroid impact of what could have happened to the mammoth population.



Islands of Creation

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Smithsonian Channel show: Islands of Creation DNA Strand

Islands of Creation : Smithsonian Channel Show

In the jungles of a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, a biologist is attempting to do something Charles Darwin and Ernst Mayr never accomplished. They wanted to catch evolution in the act of creating new species. Albert Uy is on the verge of an amazing discovery in the Solomon Islands, but there’s a threat looming on the horizon. The islands’ resources are being exploited, putting all local wildlife at risk. It’s a race against time to gather the evidence necessary to prove the existence of a new species before it’s lost forever. Islands of Creation was a great project work on and we created some very artistic styles that really make the show come to life.

Lucky Charm Studio collaborated with EagleEye Studios to graphically show Darwin theory though live examples of DNA and the evolving tree of life.

If you would like to check out some of the short videos on Smithsonian Channels’ website under Islands of Creation.

The Spy in Hanoi Hilton

The Spy in Hanoi Hilton

The Spy in Hanoi Hilton : Smithsonian Channel Show

In 1973, 591 American POWs returned home from the Vietnam War, bringing with them harrowing tales of survival. But there was an even more remarkable — and secret — story to tell: a feat of incredible spycraft that remained classified for decades…until now. This is the unbelievable story of James Stockdale and his fellow prisoners at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.” Their clandestine communications with U.S. intelligence alerted the CIA and Pentagon to the horrors of the Vietnamese POW camps and prompted a daring, top-secret rescue mission.

Lucky Charm Studio collaborated with RawSienna, to create detailed realistic maps of the daring escape of this POW.

Incredible Flying Jet Packs

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Incredible Flying Jet Packs : Smithsonian Channel

Incredible Flying Jet Packs was an amazing show to work on. When the jet pack took its first flight in the 1960s, it was loud, difficult to pilot, and could stay in the air for about 30 seconds. 50 years later, not much has changed. But visionary engineers are hard at work to make them quieter, safer, and more practical. Will they succeed? See how new approaches with simpler mechanics may allow us to use these futuristic flying machines in ways no one has yet to imagine. Then witness pilot Nick Macomber’s attempt to take a jet pack to world record heights, and hopefully make it back down!

Lucky Charm Studio in collaboration with RawSienna, created these VFX and motion graphics for a rocket power show on the Smithsonian Channel.

History of NALC Timeline

History of NALC Timeline

History of NALC Timeline

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is the sole representative of city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Since it was founded in Milwaukee in 1889, the NALC has had a long and distinguished history of defending the rights of letter carriers before abusive supervisors, unfair presidential administrations and indifferent Congresses. NALC is the only force that fights to protect the interests of city letter carriers.

Lucky Charm Studio collaborated with RawSienna to create this video by means of After Effects and GreenScreen Visual Effects. In this video, we showed the History of NALC Timeline and all they have accomplished.

ExxonMobil Promotional Graphics

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ExxonMobil Promotional Graphics

ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and are one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers. They are committed to high ethical standards, compliance and integrity is reflected in our safety and environmental policies and practices. Over the last 125 years, ExxonMobil has evolved from a regional marketer of kerosene to the largest publicly traded energy company in the world. ExxonMobil Promotional Graphics.

Lucky Charm Studio in collaboration with RawSienna, created these ExxonMobil Promotional Graphics to show the vision and direction of the company.

We used After Effects with Plexus Plugin to create this unique visual style.

ACS Chemistry Awards Show


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ACS Chemistry Awards Show

We created motion graphics for the video introductions of company’s at the ACS Chemistry Awards Show for 2013 – 2015.

The ACS National Awards program is designed to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, to support research in chemical science and industry, and to promote the careers of chemists.

What is the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award?

Who are our heroes today? The media recognizes athletes and entertainers, as well as policemen and firefighters as heroes. At the American Chemical Society (ACS), we appreciate that chemical scientists are everyday heroes who impact our world in ways both great and small.

We also collaborated with Rawsienna on these project.

IMA World Health Promotional Ad

IMA World Health Promotional Ad

IMA World Health Promotional Ad – Will you help us?

IMA World Health Promotional Ad was created with the intent to show what the organization does and how they do it. IMA World Health is an international, nonprofit healthcare service organization. The faith-based charity specializes in procuring and distributing medical supplies and services to underdeveloped nations. IMA’s aim was to centralize and oversee requests for gifts-in-kind from pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers and appropriately channel them to healthcare facilities, refugee centers, and disaster relief programs.

Lucky Charm Studio created this video using kinetic typography type of animation in After Effects.

Please go to their website and support the mission.

We collaborated with Rawsienna on this project.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Documentary

Yellowstone Supervolcano Documentary : Smithsonian Channel Show

Programs Used : After Effects

Beneath the spectacular beauty of Yellowstone National Park lies a ticking time bomb. A supervolcano that’s overdue for its next eruption. When that day inevitably comes, it will trigger the end of civilization as we know it. See how recent earthquake swarms and other signals of activity have put scientists on high alert for a large-scale super volcanic eruption. Witness the worldwide effects of this devastating eruption, which experts predict will produce energy equivalent to the detonation of 1,000 nuclear bombs. Lucky Charm Studio created the title open, show maps, and Globe animation We also collaborated with Eagle Eye Studios on this thrilling Yellowstone Supervolcano Documentary.

Check out other videos of Lucky Charm Studio here.

For The Life of Me Documentary Film

For The Life of Me Documentary Film
For The Life of Me Documentary Film

VFX Title and 3D Map created for For The Life of Me Documentary Film. Directed and Produced by Diane Frank, her sister was the main character that was struggling to use alternate methods of treatment for her lung cancer due to the law.

As of April 2015, 24 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use as voter or legislative driven initiatives bypassing the normal Food and Drug Administration testing for safety and efficacy. Seven states have pending legislation. There is considerable variation in medical marijuana laws from state to state.

In the United States, there are important legal differences between medical cannabis at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, cannabis per say has been made criminal by implementation of the Controlled Substances Act, but as of 2009, new federal guidelines have been enacted. According to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, “It will not be a priority to use federal resources to prosecute patients with serious illnesses or their caregivers who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana, but we will not tolerate drug traffickers who hide behind claims of compliance with state law to mask activities that are clearly illegal.”

Even though the National Institute of Health states that cannabis can help treat cancer, the law says otherwise keeping it out of the patients hands and a crime to possess.


This title was created in After Effects using 2.5D method and Element3D.


Theta Xi Fraternity 1864 Club Promo

Theta Xi Fraternity 1864 Club Promo from Chris Jennings on Vimeo.

All of the powerful programs that benefit our undergraduate men happen because of donations from members who step up and give. All men who care about Theta Xi have the capacity to make a difference. Show your support to Theta Xi by participating in our undergraduate giving program – the 1864 Club. It is very easy to join – just click here: Theta Xi 1864 Club

Members receive a pin, special gift from the Fraternity, and the knowledge that they are “paying it forward” for other men to experience the programs that shape and strengthen our Brotherhood.


Chris Jennings Demo Reel

Lucky Charm Studio Creative Director “Chris Jennings Demo Reel” Previous Work

Creative Director/Owner, Chris Jennings has 10 years experience in visual effects and graphic design. He has won many awards including an Emmy Award for Illicit: The Dark Trade documentary in 2009. After working at Pixeldust Studios for 5 years doing animation and visual effects for TV Documentary’s and working directly with clients such as National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel and others, he has started his own company Lucky Charm Studio LLC. to facilitate any clients with needs for amazing visual effects and services.

Chris Jennings Demo Reel
Chris Jennings Demo Reel