Venture Visuals is a boutique video production company based in Santa Barbara, California. We plan and produce videos that empower businesses to engage, entertain, and educate their customers. Guided by our mantra "stories matter", we help our clients process and share their stories with the world.
This showreel compiles excerpts from some of our favorite projects. Think of it as our video résumé...something that encapsulates the style of work we produce and our production experience. We hope you enjoy it and are inspired to start sharing your own stories.
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It's 1715 and the golden age of piracy… a world where rebel pirates, collapsing shanty towns, whore houses, illegal treasure and the promise of the New World clash with the imperial forces of European civilization. Nothing less than a full-on art history mash-up of Baroque motifs, Gothic architecture and Rococo style could express this strange society, where outcasts and aristocrats alike vie for power. Using a sculptural language traditionally reserved for saints and kings, we depict a maverick society that is ultimately doomed. Beauty and death abound… as well as a skeleton or two…
Inspired by: Kris Kuksi, Designed & Produced by: Imaginary Forces (IF)
Directors: Michelle Dougherty, Karin Fong
Art Director: Alan Williams
Executive Producer: Ben Apley
Lead Producer: Brian Butcher
Producers: Keith Bryant, Jon Hassell
Concept Illustration: Alejandro Lee, Vincent Lucido, Bernard Custodio
Lead Modeler: Meats Meier
Modelers: Jamin Joseph-Lackie, Margaret Dost, Odel Palmer, Aamir Karim, Justin Fields Lead Lighting & Texturing: Joseph Langmuir
Camera & Previz: Kevin Ferrara
CG Lighting & Texturing: Kevin Ferrara, Steven Hensley, Greg Ruane, Michael Colarik Editors: Caleb Woods, Gladys Bernadac
Assistant Editor: Michael Radtke
Lead Flame: Rod Basham
Flame: Eric Mason
Assistant Flame: Michael Radtke
Coordinator: Joseph AbouSakher
Production Assistants: Dominick Guglielmo, Alex Frankel, Nicole Zschiesche
Design Interns: Hunter Thompson, Lisa Chen
Executive Producers: Jonathan Steinberg, Robert Levine, Chris Symes, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form Producer: Jonathan Brytus
Post-Production Supervisor: Brennan Parks
Antibody created the main title sequence for HBO's critically acclaimed drama series True Detective. Working through our LA-based production partners, Elastic, and with compositing support from the talented crew at Breeder.
WINNER OF THE VIMEO AWARDS 2012 in CATEGORY MOTION GRAPHICS! Thanks so much for voting everyone! Watch a short 1 min. making of here, which was shown at the awards: vimeo.com/44046584
Graduation project 2011
Designed as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary, this film shows a history of the title sequence in a nutshell. The sequence includes all the names of title designers who had a revolutionary impact on the history and evolution of the title sequence. The names of the title designers all refer to specific characteristics of the revolutionary titles that they designed.
This film refers to elements such as the cut and shifted characters of Saul Bass' Psycho title, the colored circles of Maurice Binder's design for Dr. No and the contemporary designs of Kyle Cooper and Danny Yount.
This title sequence refers to the following designers and their titles:
Georges Méliès - Un Voyage Dans La Lune, Saul Bass - Psycho, Maurice Binder - Dr. No, Stephen Frankfurt - To Kill A Mockingbird, Pablo Ferro - Dr. Strangelove, Richard Greenberg - Alien, Kyle Cooper - Seven, Danny Yount - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang / Sherlock Holmes
Direction and Animation: Jurjen Versteeg / synple.nl
Music and sound design: Lea Jurida / jurida.com
Many thanks to all the people who helped me realizing this project!
For some more info on the concept and the production process, please check out the interview on 'Forget the Film, Watch The Titles': http://bit.ly/pzvXXE