We have a tradition to create an animated Christmas video each year. Each time we look for a new story, new characters and sometimes animation technique we haven’t tried. For this year’s concept our animators pitched several ideas and it was our lovely intern (Ciara) who hit a home run: Live action + animation… heck yes!
We begain 2 weeks before Christmas to pull it off. This left us with 1 week to scour for ornaments, write the script, and receive shipments. Then 1 week to film, edit, record voice overs and animate. Whew! Merry Christmas!
Client: Someone special
Concept: 2D intern!
Writing: Jared, Barret, Seth, Jack
Director: Jared Hobbs
Animation director: Jack Ellis
Character animation: Ciara Bresnahan
Compositing: Grant Perdew
Voice overs: Matt Manley
Endless Ornament Searching
Tree Decorating (check!)
Homemade Ornaments (double check)
VO + Tequila