This is the compositors cut of The History of Light, created for TED Conference audiences. Directed by m ss ng p eces, we travel through time to witness the role lighting has played in our lives through out the centuries.
Stop-motion paper worlds created by Po-Town Pictures brought this piece to life. My roles were as visual effects supervisor and compositor. I worked on set through out shooting, advising shot setups and managing data. From there all sequences were brought back to John Earle, Inc sudios for post production. Working closely with director, Josh Nussbaum, we added secondary camera moves, refined the edit and added additional animation. Compositing was quite elaborate even though many scenes were 100% in camera. We shot everything at multiple exposures in order take full advantage of the qualities of lighting in each scene. I was then able to extract the desired elements from any of the exposures to achieve the final look. Overall a great project to work on with wonderful results.
DIRECTED BY: Josh Nussbaum
EXEC PRODUCER : Ari Kuschnir
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Dave Franzese - Dark Igloo
WRITTEN BY: Josh Nussbaum
STORY BY: Scott Thrift
ANIMATION DIRECTOR: Matthew Somma
ANIMATOR: Abbey Luck
PRODUCER: Michael Eder
DP: Ivan Abel
VFX SUPERVISOR: John Earle
GAFFER: Michael Yetter
KEY BRIP Meno Payne
EDITED BY: Adam Mclelland
ART: Bianca Siu Davies, Colette Fu, Will Pike, Nathalia Murray
COMPOSITE: John Earle
MUSIC: Explosion Robinson
Created for MAC Cosmetics to promote their new line of Wonder Woman inspired cosmetics. Using only 5 illustrations, created by Michael Allred, I was able to tell an energetic and engaging story. I wanted to take the retro comic feel and bring it into a contemporary realm; incorporating 3D comic elements that burst of the page, separating the illustrations in order to create a world with depth, dynamic camera moves, and other visual trickery to keep the action going. The icing on the cake is the cinematic original score by Beta Petrol. This was a lot of fun to work on, from concept to delivery. Thanks again MAC!
Direction, Design, Animation, & Compositing: John Earle
Original Illustrations: Michael Allred
Art Director: Loann Lam for MAC Cosmetics
Producers: Cindy Carrandi for MAC Cosmetics; Julian Duff for Beta Petrol
Music & Sound Design: Nathan Ehrenfeld for Beta Petrol
My role for this project was Visual Effect Supervisor / Lead Compositor. I provided on-set vfx supervision & data acquisition during shooting. In addition to compositing all shots, I oversaw the highly skilled 3D and roto teams.
Produced at Digital Kitchen
Director: Bryce Wymer
Producer: Jessica Le
Executive Producer: Abbe Daniel
Head Of Production: Gabriel Marquez
Visual Effects Supervisor: John Earle
Line Producer: Nancy Marks
Editorial: Sam Getz, Moss Levenson, Zach Kilroy
Technical Director: John Earle, Gavin Guerra
Compositors: John Earle, Helene Park
3D: Gavin Guerra, Parthiban Swaminathan Elangovan, Carlos Sandoval
Rotoscope Artists: David Marte, Alejandro Monzon
I am a visual effects artist currently focusing my skills on motion graphics, compositing, matchmoving, and design for broadcast and film. This portfolio will introduce you to my past works both as an animator and a freelance designer.