4.11.09

Cloudy End Title Sequence



So Cloudy came out and thankfully it did well..YAY! Thanks to all that went and saw it.
Those of you that saw it may have noticed the 2-d animated end title sequence.A lot of people have been mentioning it and most recently there was a post on Cartoon Brew about it..with a link to an interview with the director Todd Hemker of Yellowshed.Sadly but not surprisingly, there is no mention of me in this interview...but more sadly..I seem to have been missing from the credits of designers(this has been corrected now..Thanks Justin!!!). Well this was most disappointing and I thought I'd have to write and explain exactly what I did on this thing anyway!!!HAHAH..
Basically...There were 3 designers for the look of this sequence. Justin Thompson(who production designed the entire movie), Paul Rudish, and myself.And I need to also add Mike Kurinsky here for color keying it all.. Originally, we wanted to actually create all the assets to the piece ourselves...but as we realized the schedule was ridiculously short..we had to relinquish some of the work to Duck Studios who was handling the production side of things(animation, etc).. It appears Soyeon Kim did an amazing job of finishing what we couldn't..Paul Rudish did most of the main character designs..I did a few and Justin did a few.. Paul basically boarded the sequence..and all of us did BG's...Justin and Paul were in charge of directing Yellowshed...and of course we were ALL working under Chris and Phil(the directors of the movie).I never got to meet any of my fellow workers at Duck because I would stay back at Sony and try to push out some more paintings.It ended up being very collaborative and the end result came out very impressive considering what little time everyone had. Check out the interview and then check out the sequence on youtube if you haven't seen it yet.
http://www.artofthetitle.com/2009/10/26/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs/

Here are some of the character designs and Backgrounds I painted for it. The BG's were done as assets and multiplane camera moves were going to be applied so they aren't really layed out to be looked at as non moving pieces of art...anyway..enjoy!

10 comments:

pumml said...

Lovely work, Chris! Great color, texture and design.

Robertryan Cory said...

I haven't seen this Movie yet...but the drawings look great as usual dude! I was hoping to see some of your work in the book too but didn't catch any...maybe I just passed over it. Hope things are well from one uncredited artist to another...haha.

Thierry Cattant said...

I like your work, great designs!

Ahmed GUERROUACHE said...

I try to con gratulate all the team on this amazing movie each time I found a blog with meatballs' art on it !
End title was awesome ! grat design !

XAV said...

congrats for the movie, it's one of the best of 2009 !

Matt J said...

Nice work on those titles. I've been working with Kris Pearn at Aardman in England & he told me that he boarded this end sequence yet his name has been left out too-like you!

Owen Flanagan said...

Beautiful paintings Chris lovely style, It is such a nice movie,the end credit were particularly wonderful.

gaffergirls.com said...

very enjoyable ...
thanks for sharing Chris ..
mona & the girls

Nilah said...

Oh hey! I was scrolling through Story Boredom and saw your name (it's me Nilah, I interned in the story dept last summer..!). But yes, Cloudy is absolutely amazing, and the end credits are especially cool. Such great work! Now I'm gonna get back to stalking your blog...

Chris Mitchell said...

Thanks everyone!!! I hadn't checked my blog in a while and I had no idea so many people commented..