In spring of 2009, we had the honour of being selected to direct a short for the Teletoon animated TV pilot “Dunce Bucket”. The ask was to choose a brief comedic VO – we selected from a list of 10 – and create a story and visual treatment based on what we heard.
Directed by: Geoff + Darren Donovan (Blame Your Brother)
Animation: Darren Donovan + Amy Tepperman
FX Animation: Darren Donovan
Art Direction / Background Design: Geoff Donovan
Character Design: Darren Donovan
Music: Colin Kelday
Sound Design + Mix: Sebastien Breton
Picture Edit: Miles Davren
David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.
This film captures the 'Behind The Scenes' creation of the 'Born & Raised' and 'Queen of California' artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.