Red Cross “Parcel”
We are very pleased to share this new spot we made with blacklist.tv “Parcel” for Red Cross New Zealand. Holbrooks Directing Duo, Tom Brown and Daniel Gray, collaborated across continents, with Dan working in Budapest and Tom heading up a team in New York. Illustrators Marika Cowen and Angelica Alzona helped us to create these great styleframes, the majority of the elements also making it into the final spot.
In the spot, the camera follows a Red Cross aid package as it transitions through different situations of crisis and delivers relief to people in need.
“We wanted to take the material and create a real roller-coaster of imagery and emotion,” commented Holbrooks Director, Daniel Gray. “We wanted to show how Red Cross is brave and committed in their quest to helping those in need.”
Holbrooks created a sophisticated look in response to the agency’s brief. The monochromatic tone throughout the film helps convey its serious message while a neutral backdrop makes the Red Cross emblem pop.
“Everyone working on the project was of the same mind for the direction,” said Holbrooks Director Tom Brown, who oversaw the NYC animation team. “The design is closest to the true Holbrooks personal style.”
The team employed a mix of cel animation and 3D camera work to balance handcrafted warmth with dynamic storytelling. Holbrooks took advantage of being located in both New York City and Budapest to maximize production days, working around the clock with the New Zealand client to manage the compressed production schedule.
Music and sound design by Antfood supports the narrative — a journey from a serious and dark place to a resolution that is more hopeful.
The spot is currently running in New Zealand as part of the Red Cross Annual Appeal.
AH HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT Holbrooks just released a spot I worked on recently at Blacklist!! I illustrated a bunch of styleframes (including 3 of the ones displayed above) and a bunch of character animation as well. Really glad to have been involved! Check it out~
Laaaadiezzzz~ Hopefully I’ll get around to scanning this soon.
Ah thanks so much!! The director of the Dishonored project, Jon Saunders, (here’s his tumblr as well) wanted that scene to have a really trippy and dreamlike appearance. He showed me the scene from studio 4C’s Mind Game, where they are escaping the belly of the whale, to use as reference, among other things. (They play with distortion a lot when animating the figures in that scene.) When I was working on the sequences for Dishonored, I tried to imitate those distorted, chaotic perspectives and angles with the figures. I usually animate straight-ahead, without using keyframes, and these scenes really lent themselves to working that way. I ended up just sort of diving into it and going as crazy as possible. It was extremely challenging, especially for an inexperienced animator like me, but ended up being really fun! Hopefully I’ll get to do more work like that someday!
Well this seemed like the opportune moment to upload another Dishonored gif! This is another bit I animated, from the beginning of the dream sequence in Chapter 3. Piero gettin’ abducted from his desk. Whoop there he goes
Wow! What a wonderful compliment ;u; Thanks man!! And yay keep the animation spirit alive~
i normally don’t ask people to do things on this website
but this is my youngest sister Maayimuna Nyeeleni N’Diaye.
she was abducted to Mali by her father, and her mother and I would really like to have her come home
it would be wonderful if you could take a moment to sign this white house petition, in the hopes that this might result in action being taken to bring her home from the nation of Mali
reblogs would be appreciated
Hey guys this petition is about my friend’s little sister, please take a second to sign it!!
So I’ve finally started making gifs from some of the character animation I did for Psyop’s Dishonored: Tales from Dunwall animations! I wanted to isolate a few of my favorite sequences from the rest of the backgrounds/effects to show what they look like on their own.
This is a little zoomed-in segment of one of my favorites. It’s from the Episode 3 dream sequence. Poor lil Piero gettin’ tumbled around. So much fun!!
A quick concept illustration I did at work for an animated Coke commercial that didn’t end up going through. Womp-womp. It was fun to work on though!
Some sketches I did a while ago of my friend Dennis’s character, Bix! He’s so fun to draw :)
Sometimes I like to draw cute lil things
A lil horned kid w/ big shorts
found these old sketches from this project.
Pikachu knows something you don’t know