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