A group of digital arts students from Singapore has developed a 30-second animated commercial that depicts Redmond's 100-year history and shows how the city might evolve in the future.
The commercial, which debuted at Tuesday's Redmond City Council meeting, was a project for 11 students at the Redmond-based . The students were all from the school's Singapore campus and were required to visit Redmond and complete a project in order to graduate, DigiPen Chief Operating Officer Raymond Yan told council members at Tuesday's meeting.
The assignment was particularly challenging, Yan said, because none of the students had been to Redmond before and were given just three weeks to research the city and craft the commercial.
"We thought it would be really interesting to get them to visualize what Redmond is," Yan said.
The video will be used by —a new public-private partnership dedicated to the city's economic vitality—in its promotional efforts.
After the screening at Tuesday's meeting, Mayor John Marchione said he was impressed by the video.
"It's worth watching in slow motion if you can because there are a lot of cool things in the background," he said.