Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) partnered with the motion design department at Ringling College of Art and Design to create an animated video to assist travelers at the airport's TSA checkpoint. The motion design department features a fall semester senior thesis course specifically designed to replicate the challenges and deadlines of a professional studio, and the airport was among the potential client projects.
The students' "TSA Travel Tips" animation highlights various best practices during the screening process with a clear yet humorous creative flair. It was designed to be viewed on the video wall by travelers while in line at the security checkpoint. The video was produced by two motion design seniors, Doug Alberts and Kyle Snider; the audio was created by the department's sound designer, Kelly Warner, who works alongside students to develop soundtracks for their creative projects. For the two-minute animation, the students used 3D computer animation software to create the stylized characters and environments. The goal was to make a video that could be easily understood visually and appeal to the wide range of international travelers. The style of the animation is reminiscent of stop-motion puppet animation.