Adrian's Cool Cat: A "Cool School" Short is an animated piece created for the Xposure Foundation. This organization exists to expose children and adolescents in underserved communities to the worlds of Science, Technology, Finance, Work Ethic, Nutrition, Community Service and stronger Parent/Child Partnerships.
Xposure Foundation was looking for a fun and engaging music video for a song they had prerecorded in-house. Raymond Thomas, their executive director, had an ambitious goal of creating a new set of characters and bring them them life. The music video served as a fun introduction to Adrian, as well as her adorable and mischievous companion, Cool Cat.
After a brief meeting with Mr. Thomas, I understood that he needed the project brought to life from concept to completion, using the ideas and vision he had as a base for the look and feel of the characters. Collaborating with Julie Anderson, an NYC-based illustrator, we quickly developed many loose iterations of the characters to see which one popped and felt right. Once the client chose favorites, we created character sheets to build them in 3D as well as an animatic, and a styleframe. After a few iterations of polish and finesse, and lots of elbow grease, we arrived at the final piece.
In this project I was responsible from concept to completion and that included editorial, compositing, and 3D production.