February 14, 2012
Valentine's Day 2012
For Valentine's Day this year we wanted to tell a heartfelt story about a boy and his search for the perfect gift, for that special someone.... who really, really loves to jump rope =]
Above are some of the storyboards that help visualize and figure out the timing and the 'beats' of our story. There are many failed attempts by our little guy to find the perfect gift but in the end the gift that counts the most is the one he cant buy. The second image is that moment when she realizes he's spending quality time with her, doing what she loves to do, which results with a grandiose hug.
I probably would've given in with the box of chocolates =]
This is a 'color-script' for our story, which helps determine the overall balance of color and emotion in the piece. There are some panels in there that changed a bit in the final video but nonetheless helped with the 'tiled' shot of all the couples (below).
Above is one of the 'laptop' backgrounds. If you look closely you can see his notes and the appearance of more juice boxes as our protagonist starts sweating bullets when he cant seem to find the right gift.
...and here's the final logo, a 'valentine' for all of our users. We really hope you guys enjoy it! Big thanks to all who were involved! J Hom, Sophia F-D, Mike Dutton, Ryan, KHom, Brad, Marcin, Ying, Stephanie, Leah and a very special shot out goes to Michael 'Lippy' Lipman who pulled off animation wonders =]
Happy Valentines Day!
posted by Willie Real