UnitedHealth Group: Omnibus is the second project I had the pleasure of leading at Gentleman Scholar. This one was a challenge, as I had never had to combine stop motion footage with 2d animation. I led an offsite stop motion shoot for 4 days (we worked with the amazing team at Open the Portal) and then continued to lead throughout. I also took on the majority of the design and worked with the conform.
We originally had two spots going at once. Lots of confusing conforms - we had no compositor, so the AE animators were working on that themselves. Fortunately, the team was absolutely amazing and worked together so smoothly!
There was definitely a learning curve here, but thankfully we have more upcoming spots in the same campaign to test out a more organized compositing process! We pushed through and I'me extremely happy with the result.
My original frames from the pitch - fortunately, a bunch of these ended up carrying over into the final spot.
Art Director: Sarah Beth Hulver
Designers: Stephanie Davidson, John Patrick Rooney
Animators: Matt Andrews, Matt Everton, Harry Teitelman, Henry Pak, Andrew Tan
Stop Motion: Open the Portal
Production Company: Gentleman Scholar
Creative Directors: William Campbell & Will Johnson
Executive Producer: Jo Arghiris
Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek
Producer: Tyler Locke & Nikki Maniolas
* Coming soon! *