Bobo is obsessed with the moon. He goes on a moon safari, brings his 3-iron and a golf ball with him.
I’m stoked to finally have this video up. I started it months ago, wanting to put a couple ideas together that I’d always wanted to do – something involving the moon (I’m kind of fascinated by the moon and space), golf on the moon, a really long widescreen aspect ration, vast spaces, and this little alien creature called ‘Bobo’ that has these glowing eyes. I storyboarded some stuff and figured out a neat little story. I did this project inbetween commercial animation work, and really enjoyed doing it. I’ve found that having these side-passion-projects rock and keep me inspired. At one point I deleted the entire project’s folder by mistake and recovered only a few things, but used the renders I had and built on that. Originally this was going to run about 7 minutes but after testing out a couple songs, we decided that ‘Mr. Incredible’ (a song both my brother and I made) seemed to be a pretty good fit, so I edited it down to the song’s format, my brother added some additional sound effects, and we were good to go.
The video is planned to be part of a ‘Machinima’ exhibition happening at a very cool gallery in Los Angeles called ‘iam8bit’.
Music: David and Mike Scott // http://www.thekiffness.com
Animation: Mike Scott // http://www.909pop.com
Subtle Colour-Correction: Rafael Emidio
Buy "Mr. Incredible" on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-about-nice-things/id504380574