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Event Explainer

Smart Cities

Client: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency:
Animation Type: 2D, Animation

Credits
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Creative Director
Callan Woolcock
2D Artists
Kane Rowlingson, Elena Dunwoodie, Jimmy Manton
Sound Design
Sean Crowley
Producer
Charlotte Parsons
Illustrators
Kane Rowlingson, Elena Dunwoodie, Jimmy Manton
Lead Animator
Kane Rowlingson
Development Team
Callan Woolcock, Kane Rowlingson

“Several people have commented to us on what a great product it is. So, thanks again for working through the accelerated timeline and delivering a great piece of work.”

Dan Woods, Policy Officer
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


How to build a Smart City in 3 weeks.

‘What does the Smart City of tomorrow look like?’

The challenge put to us by DFAT was to show the idea of a Smart City brought to life on screen for the ASEAN conference for a relatively small but important audience of delegates.

“Oh, and can you deliver a first cut in 3 weeks?”

Sure.

 

Style

The client had a particular video animation style in mind. Together we worked on it and turned it into this continuous flowing, storytelling style which covered all the topics to be discussed at the conference. 2D animation was used but adding layers of parallax gave it an almost 3D look.

 

 

 

Creative Director comments

The deadline was tight so Executive Creative Director Callan Woolcock put three animators on the job. “The client had some good reference but we wanted to add some more depth to it. And they wanted it colourful and vibrant. It all just evolved from there.”

 

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