Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Greatest Party Story Ever: Amanda Cerny's "Hot Pursuit"

Tomorrow night at 11pm on MTV: Greatest Party Story Ever!

My greatest party story! Watch it on @MTV DEC 1st 😈😂

A video posted by Amanda Cerny (@amandacerny) on





Directed, Produced, and Animated by Musa Brooker & Pete Levin
Starring Amanda Cerny
Director of Photography: Eric Adkins
Production Designer: Julianna Parr
Production Assistant: Andrew Oropeza
Costumes: Simone Williams
Storyboards: Greg Sesma
Puppet Fabricator & Rigger: Greg Sesma
Additional Fabrication: Musa Brooker & Pete Levin
VFX: Caress Reeves

Friday, May 6, 2016

Charbroil Grill social media spots

In March, I was hired to direct three stop motion spots to be produced by McBeard for Charbroil Grills. From stylized 2.5D downshooter animation to 1:1 scale animation, we truly found out how versatile the shooting space at Platypus Pictureworks could be!

These spots were really enjoyable to make! (Though animating that realistic steak did actually get me pretty hungry.)

Director/Producer: Pete Levin
Creative Account Manager at McBeard: Kathleen Curran
Animation Team Manager at McBeard: Vick Trochez
Producer: Musa Brooker
Director of Photography: Eric Adkins
Lighting Technician: Ian Raymond
Production Designer: Kyle Arneson
Fabricator: Emily Franz
Puppet Fabricator: Tennessee Reid Norton
Animator: Hilary Lile
Animator: Misha Klein
Animator: Pete Levin
Senior Editor & Motion Graphics at McBeard: Matt Wells

Here are the first two spots:
A video posted by Char-Broil (@charbroilgrills) on


A video posted by Char-Broil (@charbroilgrills) on


UPDATE - Here's the third!

More Lego Scooby Doo stop motion shorts!!

 
More Lego Scooby Doo shorts have been released! These were a ton of fun to do.

Here are two more that I animated:




Click here for my previous Lego Scooby post!

Directed by Ethan Marak at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Principal Financial: Logo Evolution


In February, I got a chance to serve as animation supervisor on this spot about the evolution of Principal Financial's logo. I'm fascinated by the idea of how graphic design can so powerfully shape identity and inform people instantaneously about what a company is and is striving to be.


Directed by: Sean Starkweather
Produced by: Arsenal Creative
Animation Supervisor/Animator: Pete Levin
Stop Motion Animator: Musa Brooker
Director of Photography: Andy Knapp
Gaffer: Christian Buchholz
Production Designer: Francesca Marciano
Lead Artist: Andrew Schreiber