BubbleYum – Animated Commercial

Project Description

The concept was developed by Directors’ Gio Chronopoulos of Talos Creative, and Kevin Snyder of Twisted Genius Media to produce a spec animated commercial for a brand of bubblegum. We worked together in a very tight schedule to produce this animated spot.

Client: Twisted Genius Media
Project: 3D Animated Commercial
Directed by: Kevin Snyder
Concept design by: Gio Chronopoulos
Storyboard by: Paul Cohen
Animated by: Gio Chronopoulos

Concepts

We began by sketching out the spot with storyboards to refine the concept. This was followed by a final concept of our alien character.

3D Animated Commercial
Animated Commercial - Alien Concept Design

Character Modelling

Animated Commercial - Alien Character Model
Animated Commercial - Boy Character Model

Next began the process of taking the 2D concept and building the 3D models of the characters and rigging them.

Awards

Kevin Snyder, who wrote and directed this CG commercial wanted it to appeal to both parents and children. “The children should be drawn in by the bright colours and the out-of-this-world journey the boy takes, while the parents should be taken in by the message that BubbleYum can be used to keep their children entertained and occupied. I wanted to make a commercial that is seen through the eyes of a child. Child-like wonder is something that people everywhere can relate to, even if their grown-up day-to-day lives have caused their sense of wonder to atrophy a bit. The fact that the spot is completely free of spoken dialogue and instead relies solely on images means that it has a universal appeal and audience. In fact, everything in the spot—from the themes to the imagery—translates well into almost any culture and can be used to capture the imagination of people everywhere”

Animated Commercial - Alien

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