Spring is in the air and EWC has rolled in to the new year at a gentle tempo but with some fantastically fun projects.
Sesame Street NL
Starting of I’ve been rounding off the Animation for Sesame Street NL. Finishing the edit for television last week. This short and sweet animation is about a little slug who gets cold and needs a new coat.
I can’t tell you too much, (Contract rules) but here’s a little GIF to give you a taste of whats to come and the scene layouts 😉
Cartoons & Chiropractors
And then there were Cartoons. My pals the Chiropractors asked again for a bit of fun in their annual magazine and this time it focused on ‘Self diagnosis’. The caption says ” I already diagnosed myself on the internet. So i’m only here for a second opinion!’
The project was to be a mash-up Stop-motion/Whiteboard animation explaining the in’s and outs of an internal project, to be presented to all of those who work at Cygnific (+600 peeps).
The idea was that it would be fun and inspiring to watch while explaining their future goals within the company. Easy Peasy… Although the deadline was 2 weeks from the start date ! Whaaa! bit short for a stop-motion explainer video!
But we managed to push out the deadline, wrote the script in 2 days (Breaking down a pile of information as tall as myself into a script less than one A4) Knock out a storyboard by the end of the week, and have props collected and made by mid week the following week, ready for production on the Wednesday!
That makes, 2 Weeks Pre-production & filming. Not Bad!
Now I’m busy with the Whiteboard animation and next week we go into Post-production, with the final edit and sound design etc. Phew!
It’s tight, but it gives you energy and pushes boundaries, making you think smart and produce creative, fun solutions. Watch this space for the final result.
But for now, here below are some photos of the production and my whiteboard tryout.