Sunday, December 16, 2012

Discovery Communications: Holiday Card 2012

Following up on my Holiday Card from last year, Discovery Creative hired me to do a new one for 2012. This year, I pitched them the idea of a cuckoo clock, each door opening to reveal a different icon that represents one of the channels that Discovery owns. Some of the channels represented are Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Science Channel, Animal Planet, Velocity, and Investigation Discovery. There's a lot to look at in this, so it may take multiple viewings!

Including the pendulum, the clock ended up being five feet tall! The small crew who worked on this did an incredible job. The clock was built in eight days and the animation was lit and shot in five.

Director/Animator: Pete Levin
Production Designer/Builder: Emily Franz
Director of Photography: Helder K. Sun
Builder: Meaghan Ross
Painter: Alicia Ellsworth
2nd Unit DP: Noah Dille
Assistant Animator: Jeremy Fisher
Lighting Assistant: Warren Sheetz
Lighting Assistant: Jenn Harrington
Visual Effects Artist: Nick Willard
Shot on Location in Burbank, CA at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios


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