The excitement is palpable! This is the day all the kernels have been waiting for!
The chance to be popped by the Butterkist canon, and forever live as a delicious popcorn kernel.
Working with mighty nice I looked after look dev and compositing, as well as designing motion elements and some simple houdini pyro sims to sell the hero kernel popping off.
Our buttery world is kept simple and clean. A fun fantasy with enough little graphic additions to make it charming.
Both the popcorn pyro and the background and 2D elements in the above shot were done in Houdini and rendered in Redshift.
Above: Stylized speed lines generated procedurally in houdini.
STUDIO
Mighty Nice

DIRECTOR
Darren Price

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Mike Bell (Nexus Studios)

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Tina Braham

PRODUCER
Samantha Daley, Mariano Melman (Nexus Studios), Rebecca Archer (Nexus Studios)

JUNIOR PRODUCER
Diana Angelius

HEAD OF STUDIO
Jeremy Howdin

ART DIRECTOR
Softly Dunstan

STORYBOARDS
Bonnie Forsyth

CHARACTER DESIGNS
Andrew Onorato

ENVIRONMENT DESIGNS
Jason Pamment

MODEL/SURFACE
Trent Rogan, Albert Hogeol Lee

RIGGING
Jason Dobra

ANIMATION LEAD
Michael Shiao Chen

ANIMATION
Duncan MacLaren

MOTION DESIGN & HOUDINIFX
Chris Angelius

LIGHTING
Trent Rogan, Jason Dobra, Mat McCosker

COMPOSITE
Chris Angelius
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