Friday, August 06, 2010

I'm off to Brazil very soon.

Mr. Nextel Logo at the beach, serenading his sweetheart.

I've never been before. I've been a few places, but never to South America, so I'm excited. An agency in Sao Paulo got in touch and asked if I would help bring some characters to life in several images, then come down and talk about my work and the experience of helping with this job (not a bad gig!).

So here's the site where all the images are collected.  You'll have to be a little patient as the site loads (no whining, please), but it's very nicely done. It's in Portuguese, but you'll find your way around.

 I created the theme and characters for the opening animation, then photographed them in the form of individual images which they then did a fantastic job of animating.  There is then a page showing the images that I created for them, as well as behind-the-scenes photos.

One of the special things about this was that I knew that the agency was going to be animating some of the things in the images to make them look more interesting in video form, but the spirit of my work was left intact. And the amount of work they were able to do in such a short time-frame is nothing less than incredible. Hat's off to the crew down there who worked on this.