ROLE: Senior Flame Artist / VFX Compositor
AGENCY: Pereira & O’Dell
PRODUCTION CO: Bluesource
DIRECTOR: Leigh Marling
Lego commissioned this short film to not only promote the long-standing product of Legos, but the lofty and necessary qualities of creativity, ingenuity, and invention, as well.
The story involves a flustered Inventor, who through the power of Legos, overcomes his creative block to solve the mystery of flight. He does so through using Legos to construct a miniature factory on his workbench, which in itself, utilizes Legos to manufacture more ideas.
Reminiscent of animator/filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, the visual style evokes a stop-motion vintage quality, featuring choreographed jerky skip-frame movement, desaturated colors, and random warpiness to the frame edges.
I contributed to a handful of shots: comping the CG Lego light bulb into the World Peace atrium, adding CG Legos to corridor shots, grading of paper elements on illustrated shots, and aiding to design the rocket boot exhaust and finale take-off.