Paper Airplanes

Client PGi
Studio Nervo
Creative Director Nando Costa
Animation, Compositing

In this whimsical web film that Nervo created for Premiere Global Services and their eMarketing division, I helped composite and animate the illustrations and 3D renders based on the work of artist Betsy Walton. The main challenge was how to properly bring her paintings to life, without relying on a cliched stop-motion effect. We spent a lot of time creating treatments in AfterEffects to match the aesthetics of the paintings, such as textured echo trails, ink and graphite smudges, color bleeds, etc. I also wrote and implemented a series of expressions to create the flowing movement for many of the abstract plant-like objects seen throughout the piece.

Alphonse Swinehart   ©2023