Animation


DF•CREATIVE puts Mad Men in motion for Newsweek’s special retro issue on the iPad

Check out the latest issue of Newsweek! It is a 1960′s retro edition featuring Mad Men and a moving cover shot by Art Streiber and animated by DigitalFusion Creative. Here is what ABC News had to say about it.The Huffington Post weighs in here. As well as Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter. Buy it in the Itunes App Store.

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DF•CREATIVE and ‘O,The Oprah Magazine’ Celebrate 25 Years of Oprah’s Show With a Special Motion Cover

To correspond with the end of the 25 year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the creative team at O wanted to give all the readers a very special motion cover experience. Oprah had taped a special message for the readers from her set and we took that and inter-cut it with the opening logo and footage from her first broadcast show, 25 years earlier. To tie it all together we used the current show logo to transition us to the still cover and thank you from Oprah.

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‘Vanity Fair’ and DF•CREATIVE Team Up to Create the First Moving Advertorial for a Digital Magazine

Vanity Fair’s advertorial pieces are the standard when it comes to advertising and photography. This project was an opportunity to build on that and push the medium where it had not gone before in a digital magazine. Vanity Fair Creative Director Leslie Bakke and photographer Art Strieber teamed with DFC and videographer Adam Grossman to bring it all together. We took the still photography and bridged it to the edited moving content to create a piece that cleverly goes from a still photo to a moving full frame video, showing the potential of tablet devices and the future of mobile content on digital magazines.

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DigitalFusion CREATIVE’s Motion Cover Launches ‘Self’ Magazine’s Premiere Digital Issue

DigitalFusion CREATIVE has guided yet another top magazine into the digital domain by producing, directing and shooting SELF Magazine’s first motion cover for their premier digital issue (April 2011). Additionally, DF•CREATIVE produced a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the cover shoot, which has already appeared nationally on Entertainment Tonight as well as other TV shows and websites.  Plus see our exclusive one-on-one interview segments with cover celebrity Kim Kardashian for the Self.com website. You can also check out the content on Kim’s personal site

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‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ De-Clutters the March 2011 Issue With a Word Jumble From DF•C

The March 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine is an excellent example of creating a motion cover that that supports and enhances editorial content. Opting to go with a still photo for the moving cover, The O creative team challenged us to bring life to the coverlines in a fun a clever way. The result is a word jumble that “de-clutters” itself into the final cover. We also had the opportunity to contribute to two feature article pieces for this issue; one combines traditional stop motion photography as a reveal and the other CGI to enhance video and animated text.

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DF•CREATIVE Brings an Illustration Magically to Life for the Creative Issue of ‘O,The Oprah Magazine’

The February 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine marked another motion first as the cleverly conceived cover was based completely on still artwork illustrated by Oksana Badrak. We broke down the illustration to all of its may intricate parts, hand-animated the illustration to life, and added lively and fun music. This makes for a cover to watch repeatedly in order to see every moving detail.

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DigitalFusion CREATIVE Helps Bring Oprah to the iPad With ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ December 2010 Digital Issue

O, The Oprah Magazine tapped DigitalFusion CREATIVE to do its first Motion Cover for their December issue on the iPad. The O Creative team of Adam Glassman, Robert Priest, Grace Lee and Katherine Schad teamed with renowned photographer Reuven Afanador to shoot Oprah introducing the issue as a behind the scenes “peek” to her new App. DigitalFusion Creative handled all the MovingRetouching to the footage as well and animating the StillCover and marrying the two elements into a short narrative cover. Read more »

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DF•CREATIVE Breaks Down an AK-47 for WIRED Readers to Explore

It isn’t every day that a client calls and asks for a detailed part-by-part photo-real CGI replica of an AK-47 that can be animated into an exploded interactive piece for the iPad. Wired magazine was doing a feature on the gun and needed just this. Working closely with art director Alice Cho, we modeled and painted a detailed CGI gun to match the reference provided. In addition to the interactive animation, we rendered out a high resolution still of the exploded gun for the print edition of the magazine. The final pieces for the article involved a side view of the AK in the process of firing and an entirely CGI and digital matte painting of the gun firing at the viewer. Click here to see the work and breakdown videos that show how we made it all happen.

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DigitalFusion CREATIVE Breaks New Ground With the First Moving Magazine Cover for WIRED Magazine on the iPad

The September issue of WIRED Magazine for the iPad is breaking new ground, and it’s all electronic. Creative Director Scott Daditch of WIRED Magazine, along with noted celebrity photographer Art Streiber and camera and editorial producer Adam Grossman worked with DigitalFusion Creative to bring the cover to life. Read more »

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