WestJet — First Flight
Motion Graphics

First Flight

We made WestJet’s very first safety video, specific to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It’s got geese and all sorts of magic in it. It is not a short video, but instead a very long one. 7 minutes, in fact. We laughed, we cried, we drank a bit and we inflated some safety vests in the office. Here's a 1 minute trailer. Now buckle up, and enjoy the flight.


Client: Westjet
Agency: Rethink
Directed by Giant Ant
Head of Production: Teresa Toews
Producer: Cory Philpott
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin, Eric Pautz
Art Direction: Eric Pautz
Animation Supervisor: Matt James
Storyboard: Rafael Mayani, Eric Pautz, Genice Chan, Diego Maclean
Illustration: Eric Pautz, Genice Chan, Tom Goyon, Charles Lemor, Tim Mack, Benjamin Flouw
Character Design: Rafael Mayani, Genice Chan, Eric Pautz
2D Animation: Diego Maclean, Conor Whelan, Sitji Chou, Henrique Barone, Taylor Peters, Johannes Fast 
Character Modelling: Victor Hugo Queiroz, Jonas Vandeputte, Felipe Bassi, Niklas Bak, Guzz Soares, Eric Pautz
Rigging: Eric Legare, The Sequence Group
3D Modelling: Omid Seraj, Abhishek Joshi, Eric Pautz, The Sequence Group
3D Animation: The Sequence Group, Omid Seraj
Texture Painting: Eric Pautz, Genice Chan, Abhishek Joshi, Matt James
Matte Paintings: Eric Pautz, Genice Chan
Compositing: Eric Pautz, Matt James, Shawn Hight, Diego Maclean, Conor Whelan, Taylor Peters
Music + Sound Design: Vapor/RMW


Character Design

Concept Art

WestJet — First Flight
Multiple Owners
Eric Pautz