Latest Video Streaming Technology Now Makes Remote Directing Simple, Convenient and Cost Effective.
Our newest service, which will be in full swing by the new year, will allow creatives to direct and edit performance capture animation remotely from just about anywhere there is internet connection. We’ll be using the same motion capture methods used in Avatar for body and facial performance. This is critical because, over the years, we’ve found that expressions sell the story and the better your storytelling the better testing results you’ll get from focus groups.
With all the improvements being made in teleconferencing we’re leveraging the latest tools to deliver high end 3D animatics at a much faster pace while still giving creatives instant results. That means you’ll get the best of both worlds; all the hands on directing control you’re used to while on location and the ability to see motion data instantly applied to your 3D characters all without having to leave your agency. You’ll also have the ability to share screens with multiple editors and animators for those final animation tweaks. Once you’re happy with your round of revisions, our render farms will do the rest and you’ll have a draft delivered in no time.
In the past, instinct would tell you that it’s better to work with a local studio because you’d have more of a sense of control in the editing stages but with the help of the internet, distance is irrelevant. Plus, additional studio space means additional cost passed down to the client and that’s not ideal. You will, of course have the option of flying down for your shoot but when deadlines and budgets are tight you can save travel time and money with this new process. Access our entire studio right from the comfort of your agency through one of our custom director’s terminals.
Contact your local rep at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We produced this boardomatic for advertising agency, BBH London and cream cheese brand, Philadelphia.
The boardomatic told a story about a group of friends picking a random spot for a summer break by the sea. They enjoy a picnic of yummy treats including everyone’s favourite cream cheese, Philadelphia. Working with BBH London, we produced the art in a realistic style and kept the animation to the most minimal form.
It reminds us how much we miss summer, especially now the weather is so cold and wintery!
"Assassin’s Creed - Black Flag" Gets Our Black and White Treatment.
Considering that the latest Assassin’s Creed release was ‘Black Flag’, it was only fitting that we treated these frames for L.A. based, Mistress Creative, with our black and white tone.
Perfect for that dramatic feel and large scale action sequences, black and white tone is ideal for this type of storytelling - dark and mysterious. So when you need that cinematic feel, tone is the way to go.
Check out more of our black and white work here.
You can also see the final production here
Agency : Saatchi Denmark
Client : Lambi
Style : 2D Boardomatic
This very simple animatic was created earlier this year by Animatic Media for Saatchi and toilet paper brand, Lambi.
Our cute little lamb is in search of something soft, and after trying out quite a few other options he finds just what he’s looking for in Lambi.
You can watch the finished commercial, directed by FILIP TELLANDER, on the B-Reel website here.
Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework display.
New Artist: Arnold Van der Hoeven
Please give a warm welcome to our new Storyboards Online artist, Arnold!
He brings his incredible technical drawings to our expansive roster of styles; an exciting new option for architectural, event, retail and product drawings.
See Arnold’s full portfolio here.
Baseball Mo-Cap Sample
This short animation was created as a test for a client in the US. It utilises motion and facial capture, textured lighting and a little camera shake… all in all, we think it’s a rather lovely sample!
The iconic VW Transporter is designed to carry almost anything, and that was the key message in this tongue-in-cheek campaign form leading German agency Grabarz und Partner.
These tight colour frames were produced to reflect a variety of standard uses for the Transporter but ‘beef up’ the load in each case – a whole tree; an entire house; a family home – why not!
We’ll certainly think of VW next time we have to move something sizable.