FXX Dave “Anteater” Season 2 Trailer by MPC

Even if you’re a fan of Dave (the FXX series centered on the exploits of rapper/comedian Lil Dicky, aka Dave Burd) you’re not fully prepared for the VFX-driven insanity of this two-minute season 2 trailer by MPC.

The highlight of the VFX work, created by a massive MPC team spread across several offices is the hapless 3D anteater character.

MPC creative director Rob Hodgson: “We worked in close collaboration with the production team to design an anteater rig for the talent to hold as we filmed, ensuring that the motion was constrained to the physical size of our 3D character. It also allowed us to position the anteater’s nose to properly sell the joke.”

MPC animation lead, Seong Joon Lee: “We tried to incorporate a human acting element into the anteater that expresses its unique natural features. The key was to determine the appropriate level of expression needed for each shot.”
 
FXX Dave "Anteater" Season 2 Trailer by MPC | STASH MAGAZINE

FXX Dave "Anteater" Season 2 Trailer by MPC | STASH MAGAZINE

FXX Dave "Anteater" Season 2 Trailer by MPC | STASH MAGAZINE

FXX Dave "Anteater" Season 2 Trailer by MPC | STASH MAGAZINE

FXX Dave "Anteater" Season 2 Trailer by MPC | STASH MAGAZINE

Client: FX Networks
President of Marketing and On-Air Promotions: Stephanie Gibbons
EVP, Production & Special Projects: Kenna McCabe
EVP, Content and Editorial: Ethan Adelman
SVP, content & Editorial: Paul Rollens
VP, Production & Special Projects: Elizabeth Knight
Director, Post Production: Bryce Olson
Director / DP: Paul Tolton

VFX/Post: MPC
Creative Director: Rob Hodgson
Senior Producer: Nicole Saccardi
Line Producer: Dipesh Mahesh Gajjarr
LA Coordinator: John Edson
Bangalore Coordinator: Taruna Sehgal
2D Supervisor: Oliver Caiden
2D Supervisor Bangalore: Vivekananthan R
Head of CG: Tim Kaftka
CG Supervisor: Corinne DeOrsay
CG Supervisor Bangalore: Raju Ganesh S
Animation Supervisor: Seong Joon Lee
Animator: Sachin Mohanty, Andrew Price, Jordan Harris, Marco Capparelli, Samir Patel, Alex Moon
Previs Animator: Parker Sellers
Comp Lead Bangalore: Nanda Kumar Perumal Pillai, Sabanayagam Veerasekaran
Compositor: Anthony Castro, Kevin Quatman, Navid Sanati, Peter Sidoriak, Peter Ulukpo, Piotr Bednarczyk, Sandra Ross, Karthik S, Nanda Kumar Perumal Pillai, Pramod Dwivedi, Saravanan D, Shalwin Shaiju
Animatic Editor: Benji Davidson
Asset Lead: Bibin Balan
Asset Artist: Harshitha V V
FX Artist: Andy Sheng, Dan Bodenstein
Character Development/3D/Lighter: Michael Reed
3D Lighter: Miguel de los Rios Vila
Head of Character Development: Pascual Rubio
3D Lighter: Brendon Echsner, Sherryn Pattarawuttiwong, Zhenya Vladi
Rigger: Navin Pinto
DMP Lead: Radhakrishnan R
DMP artist: Bakiyaraj P, Mohan Rao, Mudraboina Vamsi Krishna, Shanmugavel V, Winnie Sharma
MM Lead: Ganesh Kumar S, Elangovan Ganeshan
MM Artist: Alif Ashraf, Rais Pinjari, Venkatesh Jeyaram
Roto Lead: Silambarasan R P
Roto artist: Abhijith sekhar, Manavi Saikrishna, Pratik Naiknavare, Raichel Kothaplackel Varghese, Vadiraj Kupaneshi
Color Executive Producer: Meghan Lang Bice
Color Producer: Caitlin Forrest
Colorist: Ricky Gausis
Color Assist: Sam Ziaie

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