Noted for their intelligent humor, accessibility and observations on daily life, CBilly ollins’ popular poems come alive in a series of animated poems produced by JWT-NY commissioned by the Sundance Channel. Below, Collin’s describes how the project came about.
Sundance Poetry: The Dead, Budapest, Forgetfulness
Art Director Toby Barlow
Copywriter Billy Collins
Creative Director Toby Barlow
Designer Julian Grey, Isaac King, Philippe Blanchard
Director Julian Grey, Juan Delcan
Producer Anthony Garetti, Sue Riedl, Graciela Del Toro
Production Company Headgear, Spontaneous
Editor Julian Grey
Studio/Design Firm JWT/Lodge 212
Client Sundance Channel
Country United States
A love poem in the voice of a surveillance satellite.
Built in Aftereffects/sound design in Logic.
It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.
The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.
What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.
Concept by String Theory
Directed by Buck
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producers: Nick Terzich, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard
Coordinator: Ben Tucker
Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson
Animation Director: Steve Day
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko, Jon Gorman
2D Animators: Joe Mullen, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee, Tristan Balos, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jahmad Rollins, Matthew Wade
3D Artists: Jens Lindgren, Timm Wagener, Kai Wang, Joao Rema, Albert Omoss, Joshua Harvey, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos
Compositors: Nick Forshee, Alex Perry, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey, Matt Lavoy, Jenny Ko, Helen Hsu, Elizabeth Steinberg, Adam Smith
Music and Sound Design: Antfood
Voiceover Artist: Thor Erickson
Software: Flash, After Effects, Maya
Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory
Poem by Billy Collins.
Directed by Diego Maclean.
Heliotropes / 2010 / 3 min / HD / Stereo
HELIOTROPES documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.
Based on the poem by Brian Christian.
“Heliotropes” premiered at SXSW in March 2011.
A video by fiilmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis.
Davis wrote the beautiful poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was produced by Bravo!FACT http://www.bravofact.com/
For more information on Tanya, go to http://www.tanyadavis.ca
For more information on Andrea Dorfman http://www.andreadorfman.com
Motionpoem by Amy Schmitt, Kelly Pieklo and Emily J. Snyder.
Read by Vera Mariner.