Our creative minds here at Element X Creative (elementxcreative.com) were pretty stoked about The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) asking us to create this year's Sponsor Reel for the Southwest show. The creative carte blanche was daunting given such a small window of time to concept and produce a 5 minute piece. It was even more challenging considering our own expectations were set high, not only in terms of storytelling, but wanting to create something that had not been done in the history of the show.
After hours and hours of brainstorming concepts, we found an idea the whole studio could rally behind. Every individual under our roof came together to write, storyboard, model, texture, shoot, rig, animate, composite, and edit the final product. Many late nights and take-out orders later, combined with a music and sound effects mix from Tequila Mockingbird, the end video was stunning to behold.
So take a peek at our latest and greatest! We hope you have as much fun watching it as our hero Jack had while running around in the tiny world we created for him.
Silver @ Cannes Lions Young Directors Award
Direction & Design /// Jens Blank
Prod. Company /// animateme!
DOP /// David Liddell
Sound /// Jussi Honka
Music /// Paul Pringle
additional animation /// Bence Varga & Balogh Zsolt
concept art, cast and behind the scenes here:
"Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn"
© 2010 by Evelyn Evelyn
Produced by Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley
Director: Hoku Uchiyama - hokuuchiyama.com
Produced by: Erich Lochner, Matt Miller, and Adam Bolt
Lead Animator: Adam Bolt
Executive Producers: Jason Webley & Amanda Palmer
Director of Photography: Adam David Meltzer
Evelyn Evelyn played by: Lexi Ibrahim & Nikki Ibrahim
Composite Work: Travis Gorman & Michael Scott
Additional Composite Work: Caleb Clark & Geronimo Moralez
Skeleton-Dance Animator: Julian Birchman
Additional Animation: David Johnston
Character Design: Adam Bolt
Additional Character Design: Odessa Sawyer
Wardrobe Designer: Jessica Huang
Production Design: David A. Novak
1st Assistant Camera: Louis Normandin
Gaffer/Dolly Grip: Rex Kinney
Sound Design: Mike Weinstein
VFX Consultants: Dan Blank & Arvin Bautista
Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Bravo
Skeleton-Dance Performance & Choreography: Shaheed Qaasim & Joanna Meinl
Production Manager: Sky Prendergast
Melissa Malandrakis, Steven Ritz-Barr, Daniela Meltzer, Robert Snyder, Brie Ford, Sanghee Oh, Scott Jones, Kent & Ruth Uchiyama, Mahea Uchiyama, Kevin Farey, and Karen Criswell
Video ©2011 Eleven Records
A Vanishing Angle Production - vanishingangle.com
A young boy wanders in the nature and discovers insects.
He is intrigued by this "something else", living in a different way.
He is going to try his power on it. But is he really able to have power over it ?
Carlos De Carvalho
Technical direction :
"Do I Have Power" (Creep on creepin' on)
Je Regarde - 2011
Things I Wish I Had Done
Amazing projects, mostly animation, that I wish I had done (or could do).