Created by 2013 Ravensbourne Motion Graphics graduates Craig Healy and Josh O’Leary. We wanted to create an ident that we felt represented E4’s eccentricity and contained a mini narrative.
We started off by sketching out initial character designs, deciding on a balance of retro and sci-fi. We also wanted to use random objects to build the robots, such as binoculars for eyes and ensuring each character had it’s own personality and mannerisms.
All models were created and animated in Maya and were rendered with V-Ray. We used various passes to composite and grade in After Effects, along with the use of the following plug-ins; Frischluft Depth of Field, RE:Vision Reel Smart Motion Blur, Trapcode Particular and Shine.