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Walmart Works

A 1:37 narrative driven, U S of A lovin, cel animation laden spot that I helped lead as Art and Animation Director at Buck.

Done in record time over a furious and ambitious 2.5 weeks of design and 3 weeks of production with a tight but talented and committed team.

There were about 5 artists over most of the project, with the rest being on a for a few days to a week - so proud of what we pulled off here x10. During the making of this we had 4 birthdays, a christmas break, the new year, 2 blizzards, 2 artists go missing and a bowling party where I made the high score of the night. Not too shabby.

Here's a peek at some process work and other stuff that got chopped too:

Directed by Buck
Executive Creative Director: Orion Tait
Executive Producer: Anne Skopas
Creative Direction: Thomas Schmid

Art Director: Alex Mapar
Producer: Katie Boote
Design: Thomas Schmid, Alex Mapar, Laura Alejo
Justin Fines, Gareth O'Brien, Stephen Kelleher,

Animation Lead: Alex Mapar
2D Animation: Daniel Oeffinger, Chad Colby, Kyle Strope, Aaron Kemnitzer, Waleed Zaiter
Cell Animation: Thomas Schmid, Tristan Balos, Ryan Frost, Ben Conkin, Kyle Mowat, Sean Lattrell

3D Animation: Arvid Volz, Tingting Li