The League Season 5

We’ve been sitting on a stash of trophies.

For season 5 of the FX series The League, we created an episodic package for the semi-improvised comedy about 6 friends going to absurd lengths to be crowned the winner of their fantasy football league, and thus win the coveted “Shiva” trophy.

Season 5 also saw the series move from FX to FXX. In keeping with the new network’s tone, we used a pointed color treatment, loose analog lens effects, and varied sequential capture methods to complete the package. It’s all about the win, so we built a ton of custom trophies to share the stage with the ever present Shiva. Trophies and other oddities from a non-sequitur sort of man-cave all mix and mingle in the package.

We also crafted the package for Season 6 which we’ll share more about soon.

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FX – The Bridge

To promote the first season of The Bridge on FX, we were provided an illustration of a bisected body and tasked with producing a :15 sec ID/tone piece around this simple image. We did this using sequential photography, painted illustrations, and other live elements selected for their visual connection to the street exteriors of Ciudad Juárez. A matte painted look was sought and combined with in-camera diffusion while a shifting multi-plane arrangement separates and rejoins related elements.

The FX Networks series The Bridge follows two police detectives (one from Mexico, and one from the U.S.) in a joint effort to investigate a serial killer after a woman’s bisected body is found spanning the center of the bridge that links the United States and Mexico between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez.

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Wilfred Seasons 3 and 4

Four, three, two, one.  Four mind bending seasons and then it’s done.  Farewell Wilfred.  We had a great time creatively straddling the line and hanging over the edge just a little bit with these packages.  So to wrap it all up, we put together a couple short montages of the elements that comprised the episodic packages we delivered to FX and FXX for season three and four respectively.

“Everything has to do with everything.” -Wilfred

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Kodak Verichrome Rescue

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A roll of completely exposed Kodak Verichome film from over 70 years ago sits waiting to share its secrets.

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After wrestling the film from the spool and into a processing tank, the chemical process can begin.

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Once dry, the film gives up a story told only in images.

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Overlapping exposures from a possibly malfunction camera populate the strip.

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Fogging from years of radiation cloud the frames and soften the pictures.

With just a few simple chemicals, the power and persistence of analog capture is demonstrated nearly seventy years later.

Kodak HC-110, Dilution B.  8 minutes.  Cold 62F.

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AGFA = Always Great Film, Always

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