Being green and connecting back to nature is all sweet and cute but serious approach require some serious knowledge of the world that surrounds us. Lack of it can pose a treat to an individual who would confront a wild or even domestic animal. The animated series Facts of (Sheep) Life is here to help. It is focused on a small segment of nature and provides essential facts about life of a fascinating creature - sheep. Yes, we all know that sheep inhabit the ground and that they are stupid and that they consume grass, but how, when, and where those
Made in Canada segment of the Closing Ceremony featured Canadian ephemera, souvenirs, symbols but BIG... and loud. Yes, these are all "beloved" Canadian stereotypes in Vegas/Monty Python kind of fusion. I did the design, directing (with choreography team) and a part of animation of the projected media for this segment that featured Michael Buble as star performer. Most of the animation is done by Simon Piniel, additional artwork from Cyril Meusy, Elli Bunton and Kevin McAllister.
This is an act that, although well designed, directed and choreographed, didn't get into the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony. It is based on Gilles Vigneault's song Mon Pays. The look of the motion graphics for the piece is inspired by Quebec painters Lemeiux, Barbeau, Borduas as well as NFB animators McLaren, Larkin, Leaf, Bochner etc. Here are the storyboards for the song (design frames at the same time) that were supposed to be projected on the central Field of Play.
I created Droppy character to spice up a computer interactive about water stewardship at Bow Habitat Station in Calgary. I wanted to create a simple personification of the clean water that kids can empathize with. (more…)
I worked on this animation for VANOC with Global Mechanic, Vancouver animation and motion graphic studio. Some of the elements I designed and/or animated were blue man animations, fab shop, olympic village, transition to Whistler, etc. (more…)