Sometimes you work on things, and sometimes it takes forever for those things to be released. Anyway, about a year ago I was asked to direct some shorts for a Nickelodeon Apple App through THE LOCAL STUDIO here in Nashville; Magnetic Dreams. Magnetic was asked to match the style of the “in game” artwork, and I got to direct almost all of these cut scenes and the animation portions of the commercial for the app. The other (2 I think) cut scenes I supervised on while a former student of mine headed up the direction (boarding and animation) which was a neat highlight for me.
3 animators and 1 background artist, usually 1 – 2 animators per cut scene, a week to work on each one, 2 being worked on at a time (though that was spread out as the entire project was originally slated for 2 months of work).
All of the cut scenes, apparently. My personal faves are the Plankton and Mr. Krabs ones. Sandy Cheeks was the first one we completed.
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Television and online commercial. Our original version had a lot of zip ins and takes and cartoony poses, but a lot of those died in revisions. I still like how it turned out. It’s always fun to see your work in an Ad.