A long long time ago in a land far away I mentioned on this blog that I was working on an animated commercial for a client named Mountain Haven Spa. I finally finished it with the help of my friends Harry who helped me author the DVD, Adam Ditrioia who did the music and my good friend Tokyo who colored the last scene in Flash! Thanks fellas!
Anyway, it was a long and arduous road. It’s not easy making even something as short as a commercial as I have recently learned. Animation just takes ‘time” no matter what the format is. Anyway,I am proud to say it’s finally complete. I’m pretty happy with it too although it is a bit of a strange commercial. Hey, don’t blame me I didn’t write it. The client is happy with it and that’s ultimately all that matters. That said, you can check out the final piece here.
So Louie Logo is essentially finished and I am on to new horizons. In addition to my pilot Flavio at Nickelodeon I recently got awarded a series of commercials for
Mountain Haven Skin Center which wants to add a light-hearted way to show off their new facility.
I’m really looking forward to this one as it’s short, sweet and they’re only 30 seconds each. So far there will be three of them I believe. It’s going to be fun! I an thinking I will do it all in Flash as well and now that I have purchased a Mac, I should not have the issues I described in my last post.
However, this will be hand animated and not the rotating puppet style I typically do so I might only use Flash to color the images etc.
Of course I could also use Photoshope so I am not sure what I will do yet.
Anyway,the image to your left is from the first commercial we’re going to do. this old wrinkled lady walks into the room, thrusts her feet in the floor stirrups and places the tube on her head.
The device starts up and sucks her face up into the funnel. When it’s done her face is smooth and she looks many years younger! It should be a fun lil’ commercial to animate.