The New Zealand edition of Semi-Permanent 2018 launched in Auckland this summer with refreshingly light-hearted titles directed by Marc Smith out of MPC Creative in New York with support from the MPC crew in Bangalore. Marc Smith: “There was a literal meaning that I wanted to create a sequence with levity - a fun and lively character piece and a wild spectrum of enthusiasm and emotion. "It was a chance to follow my own advice: not to take myself too seriously and fall in love with design all over again, specifically character work, which is something I adore.” “I made a curated playlist for the animation team so they would understand the tone I wanted to achieve. I even acted out all the scenes personally, so that they had a clear reference.”   Client: Semi Permanent (Auckland) Director: Simon Velvin Production: MPC Creative Director: Marc Smith Executive Producer: Nick Haynes Producers: Lindsey Krehel & Chris Connolly Bangalore Line Producer: Sanchit Soi Bangalore Production Coordinator: Salil Thapa Storyboards/illustrations: Roger Hom, Tyler Gibb Motion Design: Adam Rozanski CG Lead/VFX Supervisor: Chris Bernier Bangalore CG Supervisor: Mark Robinson Modeling: Jemmy Molero Rigging: Wesley Schneider Animation: Mike Lombardo, Grae Revell, Madeline Jackson, Jacob Fradkin, D. Venkatesan, Shiny Rajan, Debasish Raha Lighting/lookdev: Chris Bernier, Roberto Maki, Lucy Choi, Vadim Turchin, Chris Ribar, Francisco Fraga, Monica Manalo, Ashley Yee, Mike Lombardo FX: Helen Kwok 2D Lead: Tobey Lindbäck Bangalore 2D supervisor: Rashabh Bhutani Compositors - Tobey Lindbäck, Giulia Bartra, Renato Carone, Mazyar Sharifian, Abhilash Aravindakshan, Dilshad Alam, Rajinikanth R., Geetesh Tari, Yashvardham Jain Music/sound: Nylon Studios Creative Director/Composer: Zac Colwell Sound Designer: Stuart St Vincent Welch, Dave Robertson    

MPC Opens Semi-Permanent 2018 in Auckland

The New Zealand edition of Semi-Permanent 2018 launched in Auckland this summer with refreshingly light-hearted titles directed by Marc Smith out of MPC Creative in New York with support from the MPC crew in Bangalore. [Read more]

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Framestore Opens the Semi Permanent Festival with Visual Alchemy

Framestore: “The treatment for the Semi Permanent titles used the seven steps of alchemical transformation as its base, likening the ancient art to the design process itself: a language known and used by those in attendance at 2017’s Semi Permanent. “Directors Akira and Dan chose to set their concept in a futuristic, sci-fi-esque environment, to […] [Read more]

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Behind the Scenes: 2015 Semi-Permanent Titles

Emmy Award-winning Melbourne designer Raoul Marks, most often found working with the Elastic crew and Patrick Clair, steps out on his own to create both the visuals and the audio to open the 2015 Semi-Permanent design conference with a sweeping and surreal film. [Read more]