Futura Lobo AKA "Wolves" by Phosphorescent
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Typographic based animation for Phosphorescent
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Work from Colin Evoy Sebestyen
In August of 2010 IdN contacted me to see if I'd like to include "The Beast in Me" vimeo.com/​7293141 in the next issue of their publication. I jumped at the chance, however, as a DVD was getting pressed and included with the magazine, I couldn't secure the rights to the man in black. I decided to dust off FUTURA_ANIMATED one last time and see if I could recreate the Johnny Cash piece with a new band that might enjoy the exposure that the IdN network afforded.

I emailed the amazingly talented Phosphorescent who just happened to be playing San Francisco that week. I always loved the track "Wolves" since I bought it on vinyl a few years ago, and stark, minimal imagery always ran through my mind when I heard it.

I designed a few styleframes, pitched it to 'em, and we were off to the races! Completed in 10 days... while both teaching at AAU and working at Cobra Creative, so essentially I made it after hours, and got this done on fumes and passion!

The piece will be included in IdN v17n5 -

idnworld.com/​mags/​?id=v17n5

or you can get just the DVD at new IdN video collection -

idnworld.com/​video/​?id=v17n5

Woo hoo!

Technically- This piece is C4D, After Effects and the type was created with my custom animated cut of Futura in Livetype, based on a project I did at Cobra Creative. The wolf was modeled and rigged in c4d (I started with a base model from TurboSquid and pulled it apart and re-modeled much of it and modified it) and the low poly look is based on some deformers and expresso. I looked at some "real" character animators rigs to get the IK right on the quadraped set up and some reference on youtube to get the run cycle looking like something close in the animation. There is some GI on the opening shot so the wolf character casts some light in the environment, but no where else in the piece (no time for rendering). The type elements are comped in AE and the audio track is shortened to the first verse and chorus.

P.S. Want to play around with the source files?

They are right here-



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http://www.myspace.com/​phosphorescent