Animator Patrick Neary contributed to this Apple "Life on iPad" video featured at the company's October 22 special keynote event and this gorgeous new webpage: https://www.apple.com/ipad/life-on-ipad/
For the project, Patrick designed, built and painted a Martian planet set and rocket ship, created space explorers and aliens, and created a few seconds of animation magic as the characters meet for the first time and do the moonwalk. The animation was filmed on an iPad, using Stop Motion Studio Pro, and the creative process was captured in time-lapse, featured in the above video at 1:25. Enjoy!
For more stop-motion and hand-drawn animation, check at www.kinografx.com
More Animation and Motion Design work from Mad Bird Design
Monday, November 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Animation isn't just for cartoons – but we make those too! Clients such as AOL and Microsoft love the way these organic, hand-drawn graphics liven up corporate and commercial videos. Mad Bird Design deploys old-school traditional illustration and painting with state-of-the-art motion graphics software. We have contributed visual effects and motion graphics to feature and short films, marketing and corporate videos. This new demo reel offers a sampling of award-winning animation and motion graphics work in a variety of styles, as seen on PBS, the Huffington Post, client websites and film festivals worldwide.
Animation Demo from Patrick Neary on Vimeo
Entertain & educate your audience with animation! See more at madbirdesign.com and award-winning cartoons at kinografx.com. Contact us for details.
Original design in a variety of techniques: hand-drawn illustration in whiteboard and full color styles, hand-crafted set design, painted backgrounds, and stop-motion characters. No Flash or computer-generated clip art here.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
A new "cow-toon" by Patrick Neary/Kinografx is coming together. Now for the fun part: designing t-shirts! Do you have a favorite design? Feel free to come up with more fun caption ideas for the cow.
|A) Hank Hank's Flying Circus|
This design would look great on a sporty grey t-shirt.
So far, this is the favorite on Facebook!
|B) You are the wind beneath my udder|
|C) Soar Like Cow - or - Soar Like Cowburd|
Update: We Have A Winner!
Design A featuring Hank-Hank the Flying Gorilla was the clear winner! The t-shirt is available now for the awesome price of $15 for a limited time from www.tfund.com/cowburd. Also, you can see a short teaser for the film at www.cowburd.com. Thanks for voting, everybody!
|New Hank-Hank t-shirt is available now|
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Official Trailer for REDWOOD HIGHWAY, starring Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt, James LeGros and Zena Grey
Synopsis: 75-year-old Marie hasn't seen the Oregon coast in over 45 years, and her granddaughter's impending beach wedding awakens memories and reopens old wounds. Something happened decades ago, and as the day approaches she's faced with a dilemma: Will she attend the wedding or distance herself further from her family.
Wanting to do things on her own terms, she decides to walk the 80 miles to the coast. Her sudden disappearance causes her family and authorities to fear the worst, but Marie is off on a grand adventure, where she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you’re never too old to learn something about life and about yourself.
Reviews & Press
“Some films merit the mention of the cinematography, REDWOOD HIGHWAY is one of those films. Patrick Neary’s grasp of the films lifeblood is dazzling and nothing short of genius. He captures the majesty of the Redwood National Forest and the breathtaking beauty of the Northern California/Oregon coastline and leaves the viewer breathless, lost in their own imagination.” - Haute-Lifestyle
“Redwood Highway is both heartwarming and courageous” ... “a pure joy to watch”. - Burbank Film Examiner
- Redwood Highway is both heartwarming and courageous, Burbank Film Examiner, 8/21/2013
- Redwood Highway Review - Taking an Unforgettable Walk Through a Life Well Lived, Haute-Lifestyle, 8/20/2013
- Cover Story: OregonFILM Magazine, 2013
- Made in Oregon road film, The News Tribune, 5/10/2013
- Vintage Vista Theatre, Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA - August 22, 2013
- The Screen, Santa Fe, NM - June 20, 2013
- Rainier Independent Film Festival, Ashford, WA - May 11, 2013
- World Premiere at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, Ashland, OR - April 5, 2013
LinksRedwood Highway movie: redwoodhighwaymovie.com
Patrick Neary cinematography: www.madbirdfilm.com
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Watch and vote for Hillsboro's GoPoint video!The City of Hillsboro is one of 20 finalists for the $5M Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a nationwide contest to find innovative solutions to national problems on a local level. Mad Bird Design's animation department created a video to illustrate Hillsboro's winning concept: GoPoint.
Watch and vote on the best Mayor's Challenge video on the Huffington Post's Fan Favorite page at www.huffingtonpost.com/mayors-challenge. Please vote for Hillsboro GoPoint and share the link with your friends!
In the News
- Hillsboro eagerly awaits Bloomberg Mayors Challenge results as new video is released, The Oregonian, 2/20/2013
- An Oregon Suburb Could Win $5 Million for its Simple Idea to Change Commuting, Business Insider, 2/21/2013
- Hillsboro GoPoint selected as one of The 8 Most Intriguing Finalists from the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, The Atlantic Cities, 2/25/2013
GoPoint Video Production CreditsA big thank you to the City of Hillsboro, GoPoint Mobility Hub team, and the production team who made this happen:
- Patrick Neary, Mad Bird Design: designer/animator
- Michele Neary, Mad Bird Design: producer/writer
- Ritah Parrish: voice talent
- Jason Edwards, newkrackle audiblxfx: voice recording
For more about the Mayors Challenge, visit Bloomberg Philanthropies
More hand-drawn animation at www.kinografx.com
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