IHOP.NUTCRACKERS

SCOPE

Make a pair of "normal", sarcastic nutcrackers come to life. Easy!

STORY

I created a hybrid animation method by filming the characters in traditional stop-motion then animating the faces in 2D. This animation was then 3D tracked, mapped and composited onto the real stop-motion characters.

RESULT

The final spot came in under budget the result is a perfect blend of real and fantasy.

CLIENT - IHOP

DIRECTOR - CLARK JAMES

PRODUCER - PAUL GOLDEN

CINEMATOGRAPHY - SETH FULLERTON

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION - DOUG ABERLE

FACIAL ANIMATION - CLARK JAMES

EDITOR - CLARK JAMES

PRODUCTION DESIGN - CLARK JAMES

CHARACTER DESIGN - CLARK JAMES