Knockin’ Boots

The first time you lay your eyes on them, you’re entranced. You’re hypnotized by those delicate calves flexing your direction, but you’re smart and remember there aren’t any muscles in fingers so it’s nothing but all-natural tendons and those hot, hot finger-boots that have you suddenly considering a new future for yourself and this vision of beauty strutting before you.

With moves like The Shy Leg, The Basic Instinct, and The Playful Kitten to name a few, we were happy to get the go-ahead from FX to craft a few temperature raising IDs with all focus on these unexpected steamy getaway sticks. Matched with a laid back R&B track like H-Town’s “Knockin’ Da Boots”, Ginuwine’s “Pony”, Whapp’s “Put It In”, G Gerlz “Ride It and Hide It”, or any number of classic hits, these moves will move.

Get ready to see all the bridesmaids doing The Playful Kitten at the next wedding reception you’re at. Sorry, not sorry.

Link to Stills and Credits.







Sofa King Sexy Pet Sounds for TBS

Welcome to the Thunderfoam? Tee Bee Oh Yes? TB Foam Home? Right to Bare Arms? All potential contenders for titles, but you know Sofa King Sexy is going to win out. We were presented the awesome opportunity to make a handful of short network IDs for the cool crew at TBS earlier in 2018. So, you know we had to move into the wood clad and foam occupied love den for a while and wait for the mood to strike. Everything comes together and makes perfect sense. We said, it makes perfect sense, got it?

In addition to the foam party, we focused some small sensors on some miniscule and micro fauna to pair with audio from TBS series. Unexpected combinations of picture and sound, vivid color, and loose action make for several IDs to stimulate viewers during commercial breaks without explanation.

 
 

Link to Sofa King Sexy Stills and Credits.

Link to Pet Sounds Stills and Credits.







You’re the Worst

For the fourth season of You’re the Worst, we worked with our friends at FX on this package filled with lip bites, eye roll snark, and detached cool.

We were fortunate to snag some time with the FX crew for a quick live action shoot with Chris & Aya to intercut with stylized still photography. Live action mixes with hand crafted type, bound by rhythmic tiling grids in pieces built to surround and support the broadcast series.

We might all be the worst, but hopefully we’re somebody’s worst.

Link to Stills and Credits.







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.







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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Additional Stills and Credits







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.

Additional Stills and Credits

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