Top Spot of the Week: Psyop, Sun Creature, W+K "Only Slightly Exaggerate" For Travel Oregon
For this cinematic, hand-crafted, fully animated 90 second film for Travel Oregon out of Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore., bicoastal studio Psyop teamed with Copenhagen-based Sun Creature. Kylie Matulick and Todd Mueller of Psyop directed the piece titled “Only Slightly Exaggerated” which captures the natural beauty of Oregon but with a heightened sense.
Some 2,160 frames depict a total of 13 locations throughout Oregon. Psyop worked with Sun Creature for 19 weeks, spending a total of 2,288 animation hours on the film. That doesn’t include the 4,815 hours spent on concept art, character design, layout, FX, and compositing.
Client Travel Oregon Agency Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore. Jason Kreher, creative director; Ansel Wallenfang, writer; Nick Stokes, art director; Nicole Kaptur, producer; Leola Ristau, creative manager; Jason Bagley, Eric Baldwin, executive creative directors. Production Psyop, Venice, Calif. Kylie Matulick, Todd Mueller, directors; Neysa Horsburgh, managing director; Lucy Clark, exec producer; Drew Bourneuf, head of production; Nick Read, producer; Lara Arikan, associate producer; Joe Ball, Devon Manney, Andrew Park, Robin Thompson, designers; Ryan Raith, 2D supervisor, compositor; Max Forward, storyboard artist; Joe Ball, Sarah Blank, Tommy Wooh, compositors; Kim Stevenson, Flame artist; Brett Nicoletti, Lance Pereira, editors; Rob Cavedo, assistant editor. Animation Sun Creature, Copenhagen Guillaume Dousse, exec producer, producer; art director; Charlotte de la Gournerie, exec producer; Simon Lee Bresling, associate producer, art director; Charlotte Sanchez, line producer; Fie Ørnsø, production manager; Liane-Cho Han, Kenneth Ladekjær, animation supervisors; Patrice Suau, background supervisor, concept artist, background painter; Liane-Cho Han, storyboard artist; Daniel Cacouault, colorscript artist, concept artist; Thomas Reteuna, Ben Marsaud, Mourad Elias Seddiki, Leïla Courtillon, Linnea Sterte, Luca Vitale, Lucas Durkheim, Samuel Klughertz, concept artists; Simon Masse, concept artist; background painter; Kenneth Ladekjær, character designer, layout posing artist; Luca Vitale, character designers; Simon Masse, Jean-Michel Boesch, Linnea Sterte, Jade Khoo, layout background artists; Thomas Reteuna, background artist, background painter; Pierre Rütz, Mourad Elias Seddiki, layout posing artists; Birk Von Brockdorff, Anthony Lejeune, layout compositing artists; Patrice Suau, Simon Masse, Thomas Reteuna, Matthew Vince, Grace Liu, Sylvain Fabre, Théo Boubounelle, Alexis Liddell, background painters; Pierre Rütz, Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Mourad Elias Seddiki, Thibaud Petitpas, Kenneth Ladekjær, Cyrille Chauvin, character animators; Thibaud Petitpas, Olivier Malric, Rachid Guendouze, Ines Scheiber, Stéphane Chung, Kenneth Ladekjær, Touraj Khosravi, FX animators; Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Kay Sales, Laura Büchert Schjødt, Nawell Sdiri, Marick Queven, Sandrine Han Jin Kuang, Mette Ilene Holmriis, clean-up artists; Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Kay Sales, Laura Büchert Schjødt, Nawell Sdiri, Sandrine Han Jin Kuang, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Pierre Rütz, Mikkel Mainz Elkjær, color detail animators; Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Kay Sales, Laura Büchert Schjødt, Nicoline de Selsted Lind, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Mikkel Mainz Elkjær, animation color artists; Birk Von Brockdorff, Paul Ó Muiris, sr. compositing artists. Music Jim Dooley, composer