Invisible Snake Promos

It’s been said that an Invisible Snake is an infinite snake.  All we know is that there can’t be infinite promos for said Snake, so we have four.

These promos span the analog and the digital, and the ephemeral and physical for our latest music EP Invisible Snake. Available for download or streaming on iTunesAmazonGoogle PlaySpotify and Apple Music.

Track 1: “Snakesnakesnake”

Origin stories start somewhere and are explained some way. Legend holds if you know about Invisible Snake you are a member of Invisible Snake. Welcome. Forty-four seconds to tell you how we got here.

 

Track 2: “Oh Sparky”

Loyalty to the Invisible Snake means everything and brand loyalty means nothing when visualizing how the Receiver receives and the Inceiver inceives. Minolta, Olympus, Canon, and Pentax bodies and lenses exposed light onto Kodak stock. Then, hand dipped into Rodinol and HC-110. Impactist’s favorite happy hour cocktail.

 

Track 3: “Invisible Snake”

What’s a movement without fundamental texts? Gotta learn those Snake ethics. Keep on top of the current tech and maybe upgrade your home Inceiver to better pair with last year’s Receiver. Upgain your throughput and enroll now for eternity later.

 

Track 4: “Trophyatrophy”

The Snake works in mysterious ways. Can’t always be digital flickers tweaked to the beat. This last promo is a real physical object. Film photography printed on newsprint. 289mm x 380mm / 24 pages

How does it work? For a limited time, you email us your postal address to info@impactist.com. We mail you the promo. You download or stream “Trophyatrophy” while you flip through the book. Done. You keep the promo as a physical piece of Impactist and Invisible Snake. You live the remainder of your days satisfied and fully developed as a freshly enlightened human being.

UPDATE: PRINT PROMOS OF “TROPHYATROPHY” ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THANKS TO ALL WHO EMAILED SEEKING ENLIGHTENMENT.

Your future Snake is your Invisible now.

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Links to project pages with additional stills:
“Snakesnakesnake” / “Oh Sparky” /  “Invisible Snake” / “Trophyatrophy”

Link to more Invisible Snake related posts

Impactist + Cartoon Network + Kids = POPSICLE REMIX

Can’t stopsicle, won’t stopsicle.  Put on your new kicks for the new mix, because “Popsicle” has a remix.

Given top secret materials and instructions from the gang at Cartoon Network, we were charged with remixing “Popsicle,” the music track we had previously delivered earlier this Summer. CN reached out to their awesome audience with the network’s own CN Sayin’ app.  Kids were challenged to sing back the four note mnemonic jingle into the app while it recorded.  Once collected, we sorted and sifted through all the fantastic entries and chopped, pitched, and stretched them into this new package of remixes in several different durations for maximum flexibility in future use by CN.

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You can currently hear the “Popsicle – Remix” airing as part of Cartoon Network’s “New Thursdays” Campaign.  Below is one of the :60 spots, produced by Cartoon Network.

 

We also delivered versions of the remix without the kids, which you can hear in this CN produced spot for Mixels.

“Popsicle” – New Music for Cartoon Network

Take your ears to the fun dungeon with new music we made for Cartoon Network’s Summer 2015 refresh. Check out the song we call “Popsicle.” No doubt, Clarence would tell you it’s worth it.


We were tasked with creating a song based on the four note Cartoon Network mnemonic jingle you hear whenever the CN logo pops up. Done and done. Then we broke down and recomposed the song into six other versions of different lengths for a whole package of sounds to be used throughout the Summer.  You’ve probably already heard it play on CN as the song that kicks off the CN broadcast day with the emoji filled 6am sign-on, as part of their “New at 6” Summer campaign, on the Cartoon Network CN Sayin’ app on your phone, and various other promos between shows.

Can’t just listen to Popsicle nonstop on repeat?  Your playlist is a miss? Your bearstack is whack? You can always listen to previous tracks we’ve made for CN like “Wires,” “Glazer,” and “Wintertone.” Or, check out the rest of our catalog available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc.

Below are few on-air spots produced by CN featuring “Popsicle.”

 

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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Additional Stills and Credits

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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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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