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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Yule Log 2.014 – Yulish Log Ride

It’s time for Yule Log 2.014, and to accompany our yule log loop we’ve stuffed your stocking with a holiday-ish, x-mas-ish, yule-ish sequence of squeaks and tweaks. Slightly foolish, we call it Yulish. Available to download via bandcamp.

Check out all of this year’s animated loops at watchyulelog.com

High fives to internet friends Daniel Savage, Oddfellows, and Wondersauce for putting this all together and for inviting us to be a part.







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After four years of directing and animating Ryan and Wilfred humping, wiping, tugging, farting, laser-pointing, and dreaming, it all comes to an end as the finale airs tonight.

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It’s been a real treat for us to be part of Wilfred on FX and FXX no matter how tangential. The world can always use more weird, and it’s been great to see the Wilfred team add more range to the strange.

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Full post and website update for the Wilfred episodic packages for season 3 and 4 coming soon. In the meantime, take some whiffs of these gifs.

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FX – Fargo

Oh yeah, you betcha. This winter, we were given the great opportunity to collaborate with the team at FX to design, direct, and deliver the episodic package for the new FX series Fargo. Restrained type, analog ice effects, and stark photography provided by FX and additional shots captured by ourselves all came together in this project. The package is comprised of several individual pieces including editable project files for further customization and updating.

Interestingly, the package includes snow footage from three geographically distant and distinct locales: Fargo, Calgary, and of all places…Portland. The secrets out, just don’t tip off Malvo.

Aces!

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Some roads you shouldn’t go down. Because maps used to say “There be dragons here.” Now they don’t. But that don’t mean the dragons aren’t there.

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POST UPDATED 06/07/16 with montage of the episodic package and promos.