In Berlin, Mumbai, and Valencia, Spain- AR creators are working locally but changing the world. In these short documentaries we tell their stories. These videos were featured on-stage at the F8 conference, and can be found on the Facebook Spark AR homepage.
Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned presidential duel? In this commercial for H&L Partners and Toyota, Authors creative directed and animated a commercial featuring Honest Abe and George Washington in a battle to reach the dealership first - by land, by air, or by sea.
Working with H&L Partners in Oakland, Authors creative directed and animated Toyota’s Operation Black Friday Sales Event with a cartoon inspired by 1960s spy films. Upon hearing of the event, agents race to secure their early deals, willing to get to a dealership by any means necessary.
Christmas cards have always been the OG social media post, showing off only the most perfect aspect of a family. What if we just, like, kept it real this holiday?
To celebrate the launch of Facebooks new AR platform, Spark AR, we travelled to Taipei, Stevenage UK and Phoenix to highlight the work of creators all over the world.
Shutterfly’s motto is, “Celebrate Life’s Joy”, and that was the driving spirit behind bringing to life their 2019 graduate card lineup. 30’s, 15’s, and multiple social edits and CTA’s.
We designed and executed the VFX to create a visual world that reacts to the power of Sony's noise cancelling headphones.
Shoutout to our pals at Nashville-based agency Confidant, who invited us to come aboard the project.
We’re so proud to have produced this short history of Artificial Intelligence for the Facebook AI Research Division and ONNX.
Working with the Facebook’s AI division has been fascinating. We've come to love and respect the FAIR (Facebook AI Research) division and its members, all of them AI titans in their own right. We can't wait to see what the open source community does with their upcoming "unframework" AI tools.
Who doesn’t want a backpack with their own name on it? Or a personalized dog bowl for your favorite furry friend?
We made these videos to help our long-term partner Shutterfly launch their new products for kids and pets.
Fun Fact: The sound design in Pets is from open-sourced Nasa clips, found here: https://images.nasa.gov/.
Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research arm asked us to create a video series to launch the Pytorch 1.0 platform. Pytorch 1.0 bridges the gap from AI research to production. The series includes interviews with the creators of AI programs that had a hand in bringing this platform to life.
In addition to the main launch videos, we created social cutdowns of each interviewee to highlight their specific expertise and role in Pytorch 1.0 creation.
As the agency of record for eHealth, we're tasked with creating all kinds of assets. Often our work is focused on taking abstract and complicated processes enmeshed in the health insurance industry and simplifying them into easy-to-understand pieces using storytelling techniques.
In this example we used illustration and animation to bring these videos to life, which explain how small businesses apply for health insurance.
Intel asked us to showcase the portability and flexibility of their seventh generation processors in new classes of devices - the two in one and all in one computers. These videos were featured in Retail stores and pop-up displays in retail stores all across the US and China.
Fun fact, the dog's name is Clementine.
Earthquake insurance is expensive, and meant only to cover the most catastrophic damage- fire, structural, and collapse. Jumpstart is there to cover the rest of the general mayhem that happens inside the home with fast, phone-based interactions and quick payouts.
Shutterfly recently launched their Home Designers Collection with six designers, including Jungalow Style founder Justina Blakeney.
In this three video series, we travelled to Portland to discover an exploding VR scene, startups all helping each other to make the next breakthrough in VR tech and experience. Everyone wants in on it, and no one knows where exactly it's going...
Dreams do come true, guys. Authors was honored to be asked by Upstream Multimedia to design visuals for Ice Cube at Coachella. Twerking butts and audio-reactive creative coding isn't usually on the plate for the day, but dreams. do. come. true.
Created with the EMIT Library for Quartz Composer which was built by one of AUTHORS' very own - Rybotron.
Thumbnail photo by Justin Santos
Using images from the “Intel Inside, amazing experiences outside” campaign Intel used for the 2015 super bowl, we created parallax bumpers to display on-stage for their CES presentations in Las Vegas.
For the past few years we've had the pleasure of working with Shutterfly on their all hands end of year presentations, to highlight their company charter and values.
Working with Nexon M, distributor for indie gaming company, This Game Studio, Authors created the logo animation for Oz: Broken Kingdom as well as Android and Apple user acquisition ads.
We worked with Adobe in San Francisco to create two launch videos for Photoshop Mix- an app that brings Photoshop editing to mobile devices. Using SF art student Celia Cuento’s inspired collages as a starting point, we tasked her with creating something new for the launch. You can see more of Celia’s work here, and download MIX here.
Luxe, an on demand valet service, is hard to explain. Most people assume it’s either too expensive, doesn’t work, or just flat out isn’t real. We focused on what the experience of using LUXE was like in San Francisco.
The Separation / The Understanding are two tracks from Ceremony’s new album, “The L-Shaped Man” which marks a departure in style from their earlier hard-core work to a post-punk sound.
Four projectors were connected to a Mac Pro using a 5k Resolume output driven by custom real-time Quartz Composer patches built with Rybotron's open-source EMIT Library. The video was almost entirely lit with 4 projectors.
Director: Ross Thomas
Co-Director: Ryan Berkey
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Executive Producer: Alec Eskander
Actress: Alina Phillips
Producer: Alex Mallonee
Assistant Director: Alex Mallonee
1st AC: Dean Snodgrass
Gaffer: Tutu Lee, Gavin Murray
Key Grip: Andy Haney
G+E: Marc Anderson, Craig Smith, Eilian Raffoul, Tim Ditmer, Little Giant SF
PA: Clare Sandlund, Will Newhart, David Strollery
Makeup / Wardrobe: Samantha Williams
Editors: Matt Notaro, Dave Goldstein, Ross Thomas
Colorist: Ayumi Ashley
Post Production: Mission Film & Design
VFX: Ryan Berkey, Ross Thomas
Special Thanks: Little Giant Lighting & Grip, Marc Anderson, and Joe Mendoza
Working closely with filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickendon, we created a overall style and execution for the motion graphics in this Kartemquin and PBS produced documentary. It was important to both Dan and Aaron that we felt the touch of Peter Anton's work in the motion graphics, and we executed on that idea quite literally.
For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. Though aging, infirm, cranky, and solitary, Anton also is funny and utterly resilient. The film’s remarkable journey follows a gifted artist through startling twists and turns. By its quietly satisfying ending, Almost There has provided enough human drama for a season of soap operas, plus insights into mental illness, aging in America, and the redemptive power of art.