It's been long on my bucket list to be a part of a talented team at BUCK working on a strikingly beautiful storytelling piece. I've been lucky enough to work on this inspiring film explaining what exactly GitHub is.
Though I got to help with storyboarding and animatic as well, my main focus was this one sequence in a world of GitHub UI elements floating all around.
↓ Camera blocking vs final result
Tons of 3D layers, blending modes, blurs and optical bending effects definitely tested my computer's limits but was a nice challenge and a fun piece of animation to figure out.
↓ Comping breakdown
Client → GitHub
Studio → BUCK
Executive creative director → Vincent Lammers
Executive producer → Chance Woodward
Creative director → Richard Gray
Producer → Carolina Bandão
Associate Creative Director → Jen Zheng
Art director → Fabrizio Lenci
Animation director → Daniel Rodrigues
Credits for the shot I worked on:
My role → AE compositing & animation
Designer → Yana Abramova
Character designer → Mijke Coebergh
Secondary AE animation → Robin Desnoue
Cel animation/cleanup → Tucker Klein, Shelby Chan, Erik Righetti, Simon Schu, Daiqi Cui, Yinan Liang
See the final film and full credits → here