World Cup hype officially hits full stride with Nike “The Last Game,” an epic five-minute, full-CG branded short by Passion director Jon Saunders and development CD Pete Candeland thru Wieden+Kennedy, Portland. In production for seven months, the film required a peak crew of over 300 including 101 artists and 25 animators. [Read more]
Passion Pictures just announced the addition of Stockholm-based directors againstallodds (aka Niklas Rissler and Derek Picken) to their roster of talent for UK and US commercial representation. [Read more]
Schroeder’s gentle rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from director Dan Sumich and the Passion Pictures crew, which ran just before the kick off on Sunday, provided a welcome quiet moment amongst the spectacle and manufactured sentiment of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Agency creative director Ari Merkin: “Dan and the animation team at Passion Pictures were honored to work with the iconic Peanuts characters and knew the importance of staying true to their heritage – maintaining their recognizable hand drawn aesthetic, subtleties of movement, and personality. The brilliant team at Absolute Post London handled the compositing and color grade, beautifully integrating the 2D animation into the live action environments”. [Read more]
Artist: Kim DulaneyStudio: Passion Pictures Info from Dulaney: “This was an exciting project for a feature based on the imagination of Paul McCartney. These are characters developed to be in the film, which would be created by combining CG and some practical techniques. I used Photoshop and some photo comping to make these fun creatures.” [Read more]