The Work of Animade

‘Boords’ Promotional Video

This clip demonstrates the very minimal house style of Animade. It looks so well tied together and flat which makes you think there’s probably not too much to do for a compositor other than drop all the characters into the background, but they would have been in charge of adding the drawing on the ground and the shadows too.

Mr Porter – Christmas Ad

This video is a little more advanced because there are quite a few characters, character interactions, props as well as very busy backgrounds and transitions. Generally, there isn’t a lot of depth to the scenes and you can tell the backgrounds are just one layer. I think they would have looked a bit better if they pulled them apart and used some subtle parallax. There was a moment at the end where they did use it as the trees come into the shot as the camera pulls away from the house. Other than that, the compositor hasn’t been very adventurous. Saying that, this is probably the one animation that Animade have made where a compositor would have been very relevant.

Message App Promotional

This is a clever little video I think. I’m not certain, but I think the 3 part block has been stop motion animated or they’ve added some nice flickery shadows to a CG animation. The animations and text would have been made 3D layers in After Effects and animated to look like they were drawn on the card boxes.


Week 24 Summary

This week I began planning my postman’s uniform for Pete. As easy as is was to throw on the clothes that I have currently, I need to match what I have on the model sheet. The material I currently have for that isn’t quite what I want. I need a fine, navy blue shirt material. I’ve been researching patterns for the desired shapes and talking to my mum about how to go about the stitching.

I’ve also had the time to do a couple of test shoots, having Pete do Head-Shoulders-Knees-and-Toes. I’m happy with how pose-able his hands are and his pose-ability in general. I know it’s going to be a real struggle to get the full 10s performance done in 2 hours though.


Regarding research, we’ve all been digging up information around Animade. We can’t seem to find any of there work that goes beyond short form promotions, but that isn’t a problem. I have the contact details now and intend to send an email to their general enquires address.


I’ve learned a few extra tid-bits about After Effects in Robin’s workshop this week, shortcuts to cut clips and how to make a controller. I had a lot of fun using the lip sync puppet he’s created, I see a lot of potential in how to emote it during the dialogue. I look forward to editing the assets for it to create my own spin on the puppet. I plan on creating one that looks like Vincent Price.