Bleacher Report was this nuts pitch that came to us at Gentleman Scholar in the midst of a bunch of other projects. Since when does a classic rap-duo (Blackalicious) rewrite their song completely to make a sweet piece of advertising!? We only had 2 days to pitch, but somehow we came up with 26 completely original styleframes to knock the agency's socks off (with only our amazing staff - no freelancers - mind you). Ridiculous. And we won! So it went onto another 5 crazy weeks of speedy production.
I had the pleasure of designing AND animating for this project. It was a lot of fun and I learned a ton throughout the process.
It was so wonderful bonding with the team at GS and being completely baffled at the amount of dedication everyone put into making this insane thing. Below you'll find a highlight collection of completely original frames & animation created by me through the pitch/production process.
Associate Producer: Nicole Smarsh
Design: Trevor Conrad, Chris Finn, Sarah Beth Hulver, Jordan Lyle, Macauley Johnson, John-Patrick Rooney, Calla Donofrio, Hana Eunjin Yean
2D Animation: Chris Finn, Sarah Beth Hulver, Jordan Lyle, Macauley Johnson, John-Patrick Rooney, Mike Tavarez, Shawn Kim
Cel Animation: Tristan Balos, Taik Lee, Stephanie Simpson, Harry Teitelman
Character Animation: Blake Beynon, James Lane
Production Company: Gentleman Scholar
Directors: William Campbell & Will Johnson
Executive Producer: Jo Arghiris
Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek
Associate Creative Director: John-Patrick Rooney
Art Director: Jordan Lyle
CG Supervisor: Tim Hayward
Producer: Nikki Maniolas