Helium Harvey is a curious boy exploring his backyard. After breathing in helium to change his voice, he turns into a balloon and goes on an airborne adventure around the world.
A film by Daniel Savage.
Winner of the ASIFA-East Excellence in Design award.
Written, Directed & Animated
Additional 2D FX
Digital Ink & Paint
Audio Post services by
Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer
Brendan J. Hogan
Macedonia Radio Symphonic Orchestra
Officially a holiday tradition, Yule Log 2.014 is back for a second season! This year we had over 80 artists create 70 films. We invited animation studio Oddfellows to curate this year's crop of films, and digital agency Wondersauce created a brand new website.
Yule Log 2.0 re-imagines the traditional Yule Log through a collection of short films by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders. First televised in 1966 by WPIX-TV as a gift to viewers, the Log has since burned itself into our hearts.
Nominated for a Webby
View full credit list: www.watchyulelog.com
Stream Me Up was an installation commissioned by Microsoft Studio for SXSW '14. With the help of four Kinects, four Canon 5Ds, and a virtual reality headset, conference goers were given the opportunity to see a digital transmission of themselves on a series of far off planets. We collaborated with Technical Director James George to help develop the narrative of the overall experience, and provide Art Direction, design and 3D animation.
The project worked in two parts; to excite developers about the new Kinect Dev kit, and to create a social media buzz and draw a crowd to the Microsoft Studio. When users were done with the experience, it would generate an animated gif of their experience. It was a huge success.
Case study coming soon. View article on Cool Hunting.
A series of illustrations to brand Adult Swim and Xbox's weekly summer music giveaway. Collaboration with Slanted Studios & Boss Creative for Adult Swim.
We were commissioned by Nationwide / Mckinney to create 25 short animated illustrations for their real time replacement campaign. Each unique animation was sent out to a user along with a gift card for something related to the thing they lost, broke, or ruined that day. Nationwide became the first insurance company to replace things for users in the social space. AD: Burke Lauderdale
GIPHY logo exploration commissioned by Dark Igloo.
For Google Play Store's one year anniversary, they wanted to re-imagine various public domain books to be used as the official covers. We were commissioned by Google and advertising agency B-Reel to illustrate 20 covers.
Type designed by Irena Milev at B-reel.
Experimental film exploring isometric projection.
Selected for the CEMUSA Digital Art Show, played on billboards in and around Times Square. Vimeo Staff Pick. Featured in Computer Arts Magazine.
Illustration inspired by the Walt Disney World roller coaster.
Illustration for an article about streaming content to all household devices from the cloud. For print and animated for iPad.
Client: Wired Italia
AD: Daniela Sanziani
Google Chrome wanted to produce an interactive music video that lived directly in the mobile browser. Working with Advertising Agency B-Reel, we lead the art direction and animation. We developed the look of the entire piece and worked with their in-house team of developers to bring the project to life mixing in interactive moments. Team: Patrick Ehrlund, Jerry Liu, Maite Albuquerque, Henrik Porseland, Jaime Sanchez, Simon Cave, Nicole Muniz, Rakel Smith.
One Show Interactive award winner.
Submission to the monthly film festival Loopdeloop.
The West Lobby is a kinetic space, centered around 8 giant central columns wrapped with mirrors and LCD screens. Rockwell Group’s LAB installed 384 displays on the columns and 26 behind the registration desk to create a platform for a variety of customized immersive digital experiences in the space. To launch the space, we created 2 generative animations and a live action dance number choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Working with the Lab's developers, we developed the art direction, design and additional animation. Team: James Tichenor, Josh Walton, Keetra Dixon, Brett Renfer, Adi Marom, Zack Boka, Lars Berg, James George, Caleb Johnston, Zachary Gage, Ellen Haller, James Medcraft, Codes
Core77 Design Award Runner-up 2011
Installation at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. This was a collaboration with Brett Renfer and Lars Berg at the Rockwell Group.
Proposed Logo animation to open all Tribeca Film screenings.