Mondo Robot

The dynamic motion team at Mondo Robot is made up of some of the best animators, editors, motion designers, videographers, and interactive designers in the industry. For our 2016 Reel we took a slightly unconventional approach by showcasing our best work within a story that speaks to our fun, creative and diverse culture. This energetic story literally opens the piece and is threaded throughout in the form of highly stylized creative environments. These environments then resolve into a surprising reveal that brings the reel together and provides a larger-then-life ending.

The Inspiration was conceived from Steve Zissou’s Belafonte ship, in the movie The Life Aquatic; taking a virtual cross-section the agency’s culture, and embedding that into a literal cross-section of their robot logo. Integrating all the passions, hobbies, and pillars of the Mondo Robot agency; Art and design, music, outdoor lifestyle, craft beer, dogs, sports, technology, gaming.

The team created an outline of how the reel would flow, and what work to showcase.

The storyboarding process began, illustrating rough composition and transitions.

Style Frames:
Rendered style frames were then created in Cinema 4D, X-Particles, Octane Render, and After Effects.

A collections of props and wardrobe were necessary before the green screen shoot. The Sony FS-700 was used to shoot 4K against the green screen vignettes at 120 FPS and 60 FPS.

We then created a rough edit of content and selected green screen footage with the collective music choice to compliment the work and energy.

Color Correction & Compositing:
After the green screen selects were made and keyed out, the color correction began. Designing, modeling, and lighting each room of the robot was the next step, and integrating each cultural vignette into each room.

Creative Director: Chris Hess
Director of Motion: Ryan Eschenbach
Senior Motion Designer: Mike Pelton
Motion Designer: Tom Ludlow
Producer: Lexie Carpenter
Music: Booger Bear by The Floozies

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