New Impactist.com

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Out with the old site, in with the new site.  In between projects we found time to update impactist.com with sharper images and higher resolution video. Ready for your retina displays, new motion projects, new stills series, and new music have been added with even more unpublished projects to come soon!

Packages for shows like The League (Season 7 & Season 6) and Fargo, a couple bumps for The Simpsons, and a bunch of music for Cartoon Network have been added. Even more music comes in the form of the Invisible Snake EP which is now on the site through shop links to download or stream, alongside additional photographic and paint series.

Reminder: if you’re not on Instagram, you can find an ongoing archive of our daily posts on the blog, too.

Viva la resolution!

FXX – The Simpsons

When we’re asked to go off-model, we go off-model. To help promote Every Simpsons Ever on FXX, we were asked to craft something new and unexpected that was recognizably Simpsons, but not properly Simpsons. We reduced and reorganized characters and hitched and halted animated movement in an effort to be Simpsons-esque… but, definitely not Simpsons proper. The characters almost merge, but not quite. If one were so daft they may say they are Marging, not merging.

Link to Stills and Credits

More Impactist Fun with the CN Sayin’ Kids

Last time we remixed audio from CN’s audience, we made a remix of Popsicle. This time, CN opened it up a bit wider and asked for a completely new track to pair with user submitted sounds. The result is “Stickers,” a hype micro jam from Kelly & Dan. (That’s Impactist FYI) As far as we’re concerned it makes Thursday the new Friday.

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We searched through hundreds of CN Sayin’ App submissions, maybe near a thousand, to find choice samples to cut, crop, stretch, and stitch into a celebration of all things Thursday.

In addition, below are a couple of on-air ads produced by Cartoon Network, that feature the Kidless and Bass/Percussion versions of “Stickers.”

 

 

Link to more Impactist – Cartoon Network music posts

The League – Seasons 6 & 7

If fantasy football is hybrid of the little guys wanting to be like the big guys, then why not have a package that itself is a hybrid of big and small.

For season six of the FXX series The League, we created an episodic package made up of several micro-vignettes. Tiny hairstyles, tiny toilets, tiny nudity, and tiny trophies are all there. It has everything except overwhelming scale.

The package was captured entirely as live action. All optical effects captured in camera.

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Link to additional Season 6 Stills and Credits.

 

Below is a montage of the episodic package and promos we created for the seventh and final season of the The League on FXX.

It may be the final season in the trophy room, but the gang of The League isn’t going to go out quietly. Handcrafted busts get theirs when hundreds of gallons of Rafi-Ade explodes across the scene. A celebratory tsunami of orange drink sees the distinguished arrangement sink as FXX closes the book, and the EBDB, on the long fantasy run of The League.

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Link to additional Season 7 Stills and Credits.

More Music for Cartoon Network

This past fall, we had the opportunity to create a whole new batch of short original tracks for our friends at Cartoon Network.  Songs were made for a variety of uses ranging from promoting action programming to feature films on the network.

Below are the full :30 tracks set to some simple visuals we put together to occupy your eyes as you listen. Songs include “Ascend,” “Moovie,” “Moovie Simple,” “Cinemelt,” “Filmz,” and “Glitchwich.” The tracks were also resequenced into multiple versions and shorter durations for flexibilty of use by the network.

You can currently hear this latest batch of tunes and mnemonic jingles, along with our earlier anthems “Popsicle” and “Dreamsicle,” providing the soundtrack to the Cartoon Network’s recent on-air re-brand.  Below are some of the current on-air promos produced by CN.

 

The track “Moovie,” debuted last year in CN’s Thanksgiving Night of New promos for the world premiere of Regular Show: The Movie.  Below is one of the :30 spots produced by CN.

 

Link to more Impactist – Cartoon Network music posts

Cartoon Network – “Dreamsicle”

Before we went to bed, we put a Popsicle under our pillow and dreamt this track into existence.  No nightmares, so no Screamsicles.  Instead, we hatched this “Dreamsicle.” We sequenced this song for Cartoon Network, which premiered on the network in 2015.

Below are a couple of CN produced spots from their Fall campaign where “Dreamsicle” served as the soundtrack.

 

 

Link to more Impactist – Cartoon Network music posts