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Uploaded on Oct 16, 2011

For the second season of A&E network's critically acclaimed half-hour series Criss Angel Mindfreak, an eerily entertaining series that juxtaposes reality with surreality, FlickerLab, the New York-based development, design and animation studio, created an animated promotional package, a :30, :15 and :10, which began airing on A&E October 16. In addition, FlickerLab created two :20s and a bug for Criss Angel's Halloween special which aired at 10:00pm/et on the 31st.

In each episode of Criss Angel Mindfreak, which airs nationally on Wednesday at 10pm/et on A&E, Criss demonstrates his visionary approach to the art of magic that escapes the confines of tradition and gives birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. Dubbed "the new Houdini," his repertoire includes mentalism, hypnosis, illusion, and escape, which blur the line between reality and illusion. Criss Angel captivates his audiences with mind-boggling demonstrations of his skills; goes behind-the-scenes as he researches and executes his demonstrations with his crew; and meet celebrity friends who drop by to willingly participate in his antics.

The FlickerLab team included Creative Director/Animation Director Harold Moss; Executive Producer Karen Stewart; Designer/After Effects Artist Craig Hubbard (Mindfreak); Associate Producer Scott Brewster (Mindfreak); Designer/After Effects Artist/3DAnimator Bryan Cox (Halloween); and Producer/Technical Director Franklin Zitter (Halloween).

FlickerLab utilized Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Panic Transmit, PowerMac G5 Computers, Apple Display 20" displays, Dell Ultrasharp 24" widescreen displays and Wacom Intuos 3 tablets in the execution of these projects.

The audio post for Mindfreak was handled at Sound Lounge (New York, NY) by Sound Designer/Mixer Roger Licari. The audio for Halloween was completed at Digital Arts (New York, NY) by Mike Dillenberger.

Stock Footage was obtained from Getty Images (Seattle, WA).


Airdate: Oct./Nov., 2006 (Mindfreak);Oct. 24- Halloween (Halloween)
Circle one: Both air nationally
Product: promotional campaigns for both and a "bug" for Halloween
Title: Criss Angel Mindfreak and Criss Angel Halloween Special
Length: :30, :15, :10 promos (Mindfreak) and 2 :20 promos (Halloween Special)
Description: To promote "the wilder, weirder and freakier" second season, FlickerLab animated a deck of cards that fly through the air revealing mind- blowing clips from last season on their backs. The cards eventually fly into Criss Angel's hand and resolve into the show logo. Building on the look they created for the Criss Angel image promos, FlickeLab, customized the spots, taking them to the limit, for the Halloween promos.

Production Company: FlickerLab
City/State: New York, NY
Creative Director/Animation Director: Harold Moss
Executive Producer: Karen Stewart
Designer/After Effects Artist: Craig Hubbard (Mindfreak)
Designer/After Effects Artist/3DAnimator: Bryan Cox (Halloween)
Producer/Technical Director: Franklin Zitter (Halloween)
Associate Producer: Scott Brewster (Mindfreak)

Adobe - Aftereffects, Photoshop
Macromedia - Dreamweaver (client posting site)
Panic - Transmit (file transfer software)
PowerMac G5 Computers
iMac Intel Computers (Halloween)
Apple Display 20" displays
Dell Ultrasharp 24" widescreen displays
Wacom - Intuos 3 tablets

Location of Shoot
City/State: New York, NY

Client: A&E
City/State: New York, NY
Vice President On-Air Promotions: Valerie Albanese
Producer/Director: Kevin Jordan (Mindfreak and live-action direction)
Associate Producer: Andrew Borden-Chisholm (Halloween)
Editor: Rich Gold (Mindfreak)
Editor: Rich Santoli (Halloween)

Stock Footage Company: Getty Images
City/State: Seattle, WA

Audio Post /Sound Design: Sound Hound
City/State: New York, New York
Sound Designer/Mixer: Roger Licari (Mindfreak)


Digital Arts
City/State: New York, NY
Sound Designer/Mixer: Mike Dillenberger

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