“Purely a passion project, here is a story bursting with intrigue complete with clandestine operations, back door deals and a total lack of leadership from the Trump Administration. But this isn’t a story. This happened. And the fact that Maryland, along with other state and local governments, had to James Bond their way into securing PPE and coronavirus testing is nothing short of shocking. We wanted this to feel real because it is real. The transitions needed to be smooth and the tone to be dark. We leaned into the visual styles of Oliver Stone’s JFK, The X-Files and high contrast illustration with strong single source lighting. By compositing 2D and flat shaded 3D elements, we were able to reap all the benefits of real world sweeping camera movements and parallax along with quick reading forms to draw the eye much like traditional illustration would. When deciding on the visuals, we were riding a fine line between journalism and entertainment. This is a fact based thriller, but a thriller no less. The same rang true for our choice of voiceover. We therefore enlisted Joe Madison, famed radio talk-show host, DMV local and political and social activist, to deliver a simultaneously serious and intriguing narration. At present, COVID-19 has sadly claimed over 115,000 American lives. Our recovery starts with the truth. Please, get tested and stay safe.”
“In this chaotic world, it’s pretty hard to be calm and happy. But listening to one of the wisest mind could help. This is a personal project I’m working on during my spare time based on The Dalai Lama’s speech on how to be happy.
“It’s already been 50 years since the streetwear legend Adidas Superstar was born. It seems like a good moment to remember its bright game-changing, team-working spirit.
We were invited to participate in this celebration under the executive creative direction of Hypebeast’s Enric Soldevila and The Others’s production, who asked us to direct this film belonging to the Superstar’s 50th Anniversary Campaign.”
Been a while since I wrote anything. I’ve been taking in everything happening around the globe like everyone who follows this blog. As a creative happy to be back highlighting the talented people I love to admire.
“Eni is making some major changes to contribute towards a sustainable future. But they’d like a little help from you — making small everyday changes like riding a bicycle to work. We pitched in with a hand-drawn campaign.
The project involved two live-action shoots, the creation of 3D vines and butterflies, lots of animation tests and some pretty intense frame-by-frame animation. We ended up with two commercials, a couple of cut-downs and print assets.
We wanted the actions of the protagonist to feel realistic and natural, so setting up a studio shoot was the best choice to capture natural movement.”
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The Americans melds high stakes espionage with deadly spy craft and taut psychological drama. Morality, loyalty and deeply emotional internal conflicts dominate the story. But what sets the series apart is the portrayal of Philip and Elizabeth, who struggle to reconcile a life of secrets and deception while trying to raise and protect their family.