Trolli Extreme Sour Bites: “Dino Trip”
Trolli Extreme Sour Bites: “Sour Tooth”
ROLE: Senior Flame Artist / VFX Compositor
VENDOR: Zoic Studios
PRODUCTION CO: Central Films North
DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Garcia Saiz
This pair of playful spots for Trolli Extreme Sour Bites aims to embody the immediate taste and juvenile feeling of biting into the infamously flavorful gummy candies. As such, there’s a bit of camp and clunkiness to the over-stimulated pace and eccentric visuals.
The first, “Dino Trip,” is designed around a creature character realized entirely through old-school stop motion animation. There’s a bit of rough-around-the-edges Harryhausen-style jerkiness to the dinosaur’s handcrafted motion, complete with some semi-mismatched lighting and dodgy compositing, which is completely intentional, of course.
“Sour Tooth” is a technically simpler spot, highlighted by a mouth-opening doorway gag and a giant hyperactive talking tooth. The hinged-mouth door and tooth character are CG creations, with the rest being 2D effects, clean-up, and compositing.