Best student short film - Effets Stars - France 2012
SIGGRAPH - Hong Kong 2013
SIGGRAPH - USA 2013
CutOut - Mexico 2013
Festival international des écoles de cinéma - France 2013
CPPO - France 2013
L'Acharnière - France 2013
animac - Spain 2013
Yokohama Film Festival - Japan 2013
Cortoons - Italy 2013
Anima - Belgium 2013
ReAnimania - Armenia 2012
Effets Stars - France 2012
CutOut Fest - Mexico 2012
In the summer of 2011, Mike Bridavsky began posting pictures and videos of his peculiar cat on Tumblr. Once Reddit got a hold of it, an internet phenomenon was born.
Along with a feature length documentary by Vice and a recently released book, the cat known as Lil Bub now has her very own internet talk show. Directors Mark & Amanda approached us about giving the show the epic and eye-popping opening it deserved.
Stylistically influenced by vintage sci-fi book covers and old children's encyclopedias, the opening tells the magical story of Lil Bub's journey to our humble planet. Topped off with a narration by the legendary Bill Kurtis, the result is perhaps the greatest show opening ever … for an internet talk show hosted by a cat.
Art Direction & Lead Design: Mark Butchko
3d Lead: Mark Walczak
3d Modeling: Mark Walczak, Patrick Coleman, Mark Butchko
Animation: Mark Butchko, Jason Oberg, Mark Walczak
Live Action Directors: Mark Pallman, Amanda Speva
Writers: Mike Bridavsky, Mark Pallman, Amanda Speva
Color Correction: Donnie Bauer
Producer: Katie Smith
Audio Mix: Marina Bacci
Narration: Bill Kurtis
Clean Up & Retouching: Patrick Coleman, Paul Rosckes
For those who aren't familiar with the Animation Sequence Project the rules are as follows:
You have to begin and end with a 250 pixel square in the middle of the screen and the movie cant be longer than 10 seconds..