Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Killers - Official Music Video [Concept & More!]

I had the incredible opportunity to work on the animated portion of The Killer's Christmas in L.A. official music video. I was part of the concept team that developed several of the characters and extras seen in the film. I also was able to animate and revise a few of the shots that are seen in the video. Several cool facts about it: 1. It was all for charity. The Killers donated all proceeds to the RED foundation. 2. Owen Wilson was in it. 3. I got to draw and animate Owen Wilson. Enough said. Below are some of my favorite pieces that were done in that 3 week period:

  These are designs that were made for the ex-girlfriend character.
And the line art.
These were concepts for hopeful actors that would be standing in a line, waiting for their audition.
The girl and the one with the hat from the last image made it into the final version of the film.

 These were designs for the family of the ex-girlfriend character. The idea was that they would be taking a photo for a Christmas card; this can be seen (with altered faces) around the middle of the music video.

These were designs made for the snowflakes that appeared at the end of the video. You can catch a glimpse of them as Owen is stretching out his hand toward the sunlight.
All in all, it was a super great experience. I thought the video turned out fantastic regardless of the manic 3-week period in which it was made. There were long nights, but it was definitely worth it in the end. Thanks to all who were involved!

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