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Uploaded on Oct 20, 2011
***** UPDATE - RIDLEY SCOTT FINALIST ***** This film has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Your Film Festival, sponsored by YouTube and Ridley Scott. Out of 15,000+ entries from around the world we made it to the top 50!
Our creative minds here at Element X Creative (http://www.elementxcreative.com) were pretty stoked about The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) asking us to create this year's Sponsor Reel for the Southwest show. The creative carte blanche was daunting given such a small window of time to concept and produce a 5 minute piece. It was even more challenging considering our own expectations were set high, not only in terms of storytelling, but wanting to create something that had not been done in the history of the show.
After hours and hours of brainstorming concepts, we found an idea involving trains and miniatures that the whole studio could rally behind. Every individual under our roof came together to write, storyboard, model, texture, shoot, rig, animate, composite, and edit the final product. Many late nights and take-out orders later, combined with a music and sound effects mix from Tequila Mockingbird, the end video was stunning to behold.
So take a peek at our latest and greatest! We hope you have as much fun watching it as our hero Jack had while running around in the tiny world we created for him.