Wednesday, October 11, 2006

"LUX Provocateur" character concepts

For a recent, challenging commercial done at Bent Image Lab, for the agency Santo-Buenos Aires, I was contracted to provide character designs and develope techniques to capture live facial performance that could then be manipulated, distorted, match moved and finally composited onto stop-motion puppets. Below are a few interesting results I came up with; part photo manipulation and a lot of hand painting in Photoshop.

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Katie Holmes

Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Portman

Selma Hayek


Blogger Matt J said...

Whoa! Weird distortion, nice work, enjoyed the spot a lot.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous John A said...

I really hate CGI and how it's given stop motion animation the bum's rush. It's nice to see someone has found a way to make the two mediums coexist peacably. The modelwork on this spot was amazing. I hope to see more from this studio.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous stig said...

Very nice. I have just experimented with similar things myself, using the liquify filter and painting over photos, although you have taken it much further. We dont get to see the commercial here in europe unfortunately.

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work... keep going

3:29 PM  
Blogger italo said...

Amazing work !

1:56 PM  

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