Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Theme Parks Opener from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.
I recently completed the opening titles and graphics package for a special that went to air on the 7 Network. As always my budget was pretty tight, so I had to do something that didn't require lots of fiddly layering. I liked the idea that the credits were themselves a rollercoaster ride. Most of the sequence was rendered in 3D and then tweak in After Effects.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Off the Eaten Track from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.
Gallivanting Gourmet was the 'working title' for a while. Hmmmm, seems like forever since I've posted...been busy.
One of the things I have been busy with is creating the graphics for this 'lifestyle/cooking' show. I was inspired by a fellow's animation on Vimeo that was in turn inspired by the work of the great 60s designer Saul Bass. He did a few of the posters for Hitchcock movies (the most notable his work for the film 'Vertigo') as well as some great designs for ad campaigns. I love his stuff in the same way I love Vic Mizzy's sound from that time.
So many people I know seem to think something is inferior if it 'dates' or doesn't speak with the same voice to future generations. While I can certainly understand that point of view, I love the sense of 'flavor' and style from something that truly belongs to its age. It forces you to stop and work a little harder at immersing yourself in a different period of time. That can sometimes become a very rewarding experience, I think.
Anyway, this was pretty much all animated in After Effects. I'm finding I'm doing more animated character stuff in AE, I found this awesome script that lets you set up IK controls inside AE. Bloody brilliant!
Oh, the music was composed/performed by a talented fellow I work with called Pete Christie. He is actually an editor by day, but makes music in his spare time as well as running a music publishing label.