In their first animated music video, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings face off against a pack of mischievous wolves in a psychedelic dance battle. For more information about the making of "Retreat!" go to: http://slanted.org/project/sharon-jones-retreat-musicvideo/ FULL CREDITS: Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Label: Daptone Records Production Company: Slanted Studios Executive Producer: Michelle Higa Fox Director: Lizzi Akana Art Director: Erin Kilkenny Technical Director: Michelle Higa Fox Additional Design: Josh Goodrich Animation: Josh Goodrich, Shixie Shi, Tim Beckhardt, David Hobizal, Leah Shore, Gabriel Pulecio, Nika Offenbac Watercolor Animation: Leeanne Brennan FX Animation: Matt Timms Special Thanks: Futurestack, Merlin, Olive, and the Fig Tree October 2013+ More details
As well as leading my own, I also got to help with about a bajillion cel key and cleanup frames done on another of Michelle Higa's Coach "How to Wear" films too. The bag linework is forever ingrained into my drawing hand now. For more info, onwards to www.alexmapar.com+ More details
Last Fall, I was asked to be lead on the production leg of one of Michelle Higa's 4 'How to Wear" films for Coach. It was a huge amount of fun and work where we could do things just right and I got neck deep in previs, illustration, cel animation keys & cleanup and compositing on it. I managed to insert a load of NYC gags like John Lennon's house, an Upper West side skyline, a geographically correct fountain view, and even an inquisitive central park squirrel. Erin Kilkenny was onboard as the series Art Director and storyboarded and did half of the previs and initial illustration with Liz Hur to begin with too (before jumping onto her own film). Efrain Cintron, Lizzi Akana and Shervin Etaat were all part of the amazing cel key and cleanup effort too. It was a small but talented group involved, that by the wonders of remote work managed to pull through Hurricane Sandy and still deliver (in their wisdom, Coach also pushed back the launch into 2013 in advance of the southern hemisphere autumn.) For more info - www.alexmapar.com+ More details
Part 1 Directed by Freestyle Collective Creative Director / Designer / Animator: Hoon Chong Creative Consultant: Victor Newman Animator / Designer / 3D lead artist: Christina Sidoti Animator / Designer: Mark Bellncula Animator / Designer: Simon Benjamin Animator / Designer: Ayako Fukumitsu Animator / Designer: Entae Kim Producer: Katie Boote Executive Producer: Elizabeth Kiehner Audio by Bennett Barbakow, Chris Smith + Matt Lewkowicz / Huma-Huma Part 2 Directed by Kim Dulaney, Emmett Dzieza + Michelle Higa Audio by Bennett Barbakow, Chris Smith + Matt Lewkowicz / Huma-Huma Part 3 Directed by Takeo Hatai Modeling + Animation by Corentin Laplatte & François Malary Produced by Le Pivot Audio by Bennett Barbakow, Chris Smith + Matt Lewkowicz / Huma-Huma+ More details
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