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Million Dollar Results on a Budget

A client of ours - a large packaging company - wanted to make a big splash to announce an international merger. They wanted it to be fun, irreverent, and colorful. The idea we pitched? Dancing packages! 321 Fast Draw Studio: Initial Storyboard Drawings for Client Pitch So... how did we do it? We could have gone 3D all the way along with integrating motion capture technology to animate complicated dance sequences...but we didn’t have the time or budget for that. So we opted for a more novel approach. Using a motorized lazy susan, we filmed high-resolution digital stills of each package spinning in a complete 360 degree circle. In addition to filming the products, we designed some of the packaging labels! Then we used After Effects to key out the background and exported the spin as a QuickTime video with alpha (animation codec). Next, using the puppeting tool in Adobe After Effects, our talented animators were able to choreograph simple dance moves and used the ti