My role on this Workhouse Creative-produced Microsoft commercial was that of lead stop-motion animator. The animation style we used is known as pixilation, in which a live human subject is used as a "puppet", holding a pose for each individual frame that makes up the animation sequence. At 12 frames per second, this 60-second spot came out to 720 frames. The transitions from one device to the next were done by shooting with foam-core place-holders that were cut to the range of sizes needed to fluidly animate one device turning into another. Images of the actual devices were then stretched and manipulated in post.
Welcome to a More Beautiful Web
Welcome to a more beautiful web - 60 second Internet Explorer commercial
This commercial was produced by Workhouse Creative. I was hired as one of a team of After Effects animators. The segment that I was primarily responsible for was the shot in which the camera dives into the forest scene of the vimeo log-in page. It was done in Adobe After Effects.
PC and Mac Take Flight
Windows 7 - PC and Mac Take Flight
This commercial was initially made as a spec, produced by Keith Rivers Films (now known as Workhouse Creative), and headed by Chris Rodgers as animation director. It was bought by Microsoft, who then hired us back to re-shoot certain elements of the production. I wore many hats on this project, but my main responsibilities were set construction and compositing.
Rene and Carmen discover Rexmere & Paradise Villages in Davie (French with English Subtitles)
I was hired by InkTank USA to edit this French-language promotional video. I also provided the English subtitles.