Friday, October 30, 2009

"Cake Makin' with Baker Bob" birthday e-card

A live action personalized e-card for American Greetings. Add a recipient's name and have it spelled out at the end in cake frosting!

Oftentimes I try to over-exaggerate expressions and actions to suggest gestural movement. Usually they don't translate very literally into live actors, but this one had the same energy and Benny Hill-like humor I imagined while sketching it out-- was great fun, and kudos to the baker willing to be made such a mess and lit on fire~!
See the full e-card here.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Got a Spooky Feelin" Halloween E-card

An animated short for American Greetings. I listened to that zany "Hooked on a Feeling" music video with David Hasselhoff quite a few times to get the pacing right for this parody to the Blue Suede song~!
I liked how it turned out with animation and great little visual gags by Chris Kennett who worked off my storyboards.
Check out the rest of it here !

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