3-D Animation: Passion Pictures 3-D VFX Supervisor: Fabrice Delapierre 3-D Artists: Bruno Hajnal, Julien Leveugle, Antoine Moulineau, Christobal de Oliveira, Oliver Pinol Postproduction: Rushes Lead Flame Artist: Duncan Malcolm Spirit: Martin Southworth Flame Artists: Matt Jackson, Omar Akkari, Dave Bannister, Claire Pollock, Derek Moore, Paul Wratten Production Company: Passion Pictures Titles: Motion Theory/Venice Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/San Francisco CDs: Rich Silverstein, John Norman CW: Tyler Hampton AD: Paul Foulkes Agency Producer: Hilary Bradley Director: Tim Hope Editor: Tony Kearns/Quarry Music: Agoraphone/N.Y.
The Mill's 2-D and CG teams collaborated to show 3-D bubbles dropping live-action athletes into their specialized sports in this spot for Gatorade's flavored water. Augmenting footage to make the athletes bounce upon hitting the ground, the team animated additional 3-D droplets to represent splash and fly outward. Especially challenging was a shot in which a surfer hits the waves, as water bounces on water.
Telecine Artist: Fergus McCall Flame Artists: Ant Walsham, Alex Thomas, James Corden Lead Animator: Yann Mabille Animators: Rob Kolbeins, Dan Adams Visual Effects: The Mill/London Agency: Element 79 Partners/Chicago CCO: Dennis Ryan Director: Medhi Norwozian/RSA USA, L.A. Editors: Adam Jenkins, Antony Walsham Editorial Companies: Final Cut Editorial, The Mill/London Composer/Sound Effects: Ross Gregory Music Production: Aardvark Sound Limited
Nabisco "Chunky Monkey"
The dancing cookies and monkeys from London-based Loose Moose combine CGI and stop-frame puppetry in this latest spot for Nabisco's Chips Ahoy! brand. Filming the puppets in front of a green screen and creating CGI elements off-site in Maya, the moving camera shots also required a motion control rig to standardize the two passes of animation and create convincing and emotive 3-D characters.
CGI Animators: Dotti Colvin, John Shearlock Animation Director: Ange Palethorpe Production Company: Loose Moose Compositor: Bruce Hancock/Edgeworx UK Agency: FCB/N.Y. AD: Howie Ronay CW: Gerald Cuesta Producer: Paddy Giordano Director: Ken Lidsterd