Since 2015 we have designed massive animation experiences for the Deloitte Fast 50 Festival of Fast Growth.
Our client Ian Lawley, (formerly of Production Associates, now at Uno Loco) trusts us to design, animate and collaborate with the client’s creative director to deliver these expansive animations. They’re always over the top and feature a mix of 3D and 2D animation, even sound design by ourselves.
Check out some of the scenes from our setup and test night.
Sometimes we sneak in a little bit of illustration. This happy chap is a holiday elf created as part of a personalised gifting experience for Spark Digital's business customers.
Interior Awards 2017
The Interior Awards took a year off from St Matthew in the City in 2017, instead hosting three hundred guests at the Metropolis Museum. The room was crammed, loud, and full of energy.
AGM Publishing's Andre Kini designed the overall look and feel of the Awards content, inspired in part by the Memphis Group.
Interior Awards 2017 Continuity Previz
Interior Awards WOW 2017
Deloitte Fast 50 2017
A combination of projection and LED screens spans 45m around a room crammed with representatives from New Zealand's fifty fastest growing companies.
Our animated environments set the scene for morning and evening sessions. Guests enter in the morning to native bush, complete with birdsong, and proceedings are kicked off with a look back at NZ's history of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The evening welcomes guests into a south island canyon featuring roaring, surround jet-boat drive-bys. We then head deep in to a mysterious glow-worm cave to set the scene for the awards presentations.
For the last five years, we've designed and delivered the graphics content for AGM Publishing's Interior Awards. This is a show that celebrates creative excellence in interior design and architecture in New Zealand.
In previous years our graphics have taken cues from the shape of the venue, using projection mapping and custom-designed LED walls to fit interesting and sometimes awkward spaces. In 2015 and 2016 we mapped the chancel arch at St Matthews in the City and installed a large screen within the arch for the business end of the content.
Each year we are asked to make a mind-melting animation piece (with soundtrack) as a kind of artistic interlude during the show. These usually move from ambient to frenetic to psychedelic and are an opportunity for us to play with mapping on a respectable scale.
Interior Awards Sponsor Loop
Interior Awards Wow 2016
At the last minute we were asked to inject a whole lot of energy into the start of a presentation hyping up Heineken's partnership with Formula One. The resulting loop and intro animation were created over two days and supplied at 4K resolution.
We referenced real-world camera shots from Formula One broadcasts to bring life to what is essentially one 3D model and very simple animation.
Netball Awards 2016 Award Continuity (watch full screen)
Spark Conference & Super Achievers
Total Event came to us with their creative vision for Spark's Conference and awards night visuals inspired by Las Vegas nightlife.
For the conference we built clean on-brand backgrounds to support keynote speakers.
For the Super Achievers awards evening we made several Las Vegas themed backgrounds augmented with 3D title stings, as well as entertainment visuals and one very quirky animated intro video for the quiz.