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Saturday, January 31, 2009

January EOTM - Joe Mello

Bam!  Joe Mello, our first Employee of the Month for 2009!  Joe channeled his inner young rap-artist like no other, and was able to bust out some sweet animation on the Soulja Boy projects.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Soulja Boy video released!!

The music video we did with Soulja Boy Tell'em dropped today!  It was a whirlwind production, being conceived, shot, animated, and edited together in just a month!

It's a hybrid style that combines live-action footage with cut-out characters animated on the downshooter.

Animators Sihanouk Mariona and Misha Klein
Harv location scouting
Derek Dintzner compositing
Soulja puppet on downshooter
You can check it out HERE!!

We're also producing an animated pilot for the Soulja Boy web series!  More on that soon!

UPDATE 01/13/09:  Video hit 1,000,000 views on YouTube!!