One of the challenges and joys of the project was set dressing an entire art gallery with “Cookie Art”. Under the guidance of our Art Director, Michael Lapinski, we spread the work across the staff and began painting parodies of famous paintings or working in the style of famous artists. In the end we delivered some 3 dozen paintings that were printed on large canvases and framed for the day of the shoot. We were thrilled to hear that once the shoot was wrapped the demand for the art was so high amongst cast and crew that the prints were actioned off with the proceeds going to charity. It was also the subject of a wonderful post by the folks over at Tough Pigs: http://www.toughpigs.com/cookie-art/
We are posting some of our favorites here. The next time a student wonders if their Art History course will ever be useful you can send them a link.
As things are getting cold we thought we’d take the time to post a little something we did this summer ( sunny and shiny is good for the morale )! Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to work with our good friend Roman White on his first feature film: Summer Forever.
Magnetic Dreams contributed in a couple of ways. We handled 40+ invisible fx shots, mainly removing film crew from undesirable reflections (tracking, rotoscoping, painting). We also were tasked with designing the opening titles of the movie. Lots of fun on this one! Check out some of the open title frames below.
Yellowday is a feature length production about a young man searching for his lost love, and crosscuts live action footage with full CG animation to tell its story. We delivered roughly 25 minutes of animation, around 100 shots, and the project proved to be one of our most rewarding. By the time Executive Producer G. P. “Jeff” Galle shared his vision with us, the live-action portion had already been shot and a rough-cut had been produced. We were tasked with creating the digital portion of the story, bringing CG characters to life in a re-imagined version of the real-world location featured in the film, Camp Grace.
Presenting our latest work with our friends at Sesame Workshop: Crumby Pictures, starring Cookie Monster! We’ve been hard at work over the past several months creating backgrounds and visual FX for the series, our third with Sesame so far. The Muppet characters are great vehicles for parody, and with Crumby Pictures we get the opportunity to create spoofs of some of our favorite films. Below are a few that we can show you. We’ll keep you updated as new episodes are aired.
Revolution Pictures‘ visionary director and FX artist Roman White trusted Magnetic Dreams for Five for Fighting’s new narrative music video “What if”. From concept, to animation and render, our main imperative was to bring to life a small robot through 64 shots ( with crazy deadlines, but that is a given). We must have done something right, because this is what John Ondrasik has to say:
“Roman White’s ‘What If’ video is my favorite of all Five For Fighting videos. It is a wonderful film that touches on love, mortality, and the little robot in all of us…”