An ident I made for History channel for the 15 year anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
This ident won the following awards: - PromaxBDA Global Silver 2018 - Silver: Special Event Spot - PromaxBDA ANZ 2017 - Gold: Best Ident Design - PromaxBDA ANZ 2017 - Gold: Best CG Animation - PromaxBDA ANZ 2017 - Bronze: Best Design Without Footage
3D Animation: Parag Satyal Head of Design: Michael Strelan Creative Director: Sven Mueller
9/11: 15 Years On
Tuesday Undercover is a promo for the History Channel’s spy-themed block. This was the first project I used Arnold renderer and Substance Painter. Although James Bond is the most popular spy in popular media, History channel strives for factual accuracy as much as possible. So we looked at tradecraft actual spies would use, such as the Russian Fjalka cipher machine and the American Recal audio encryption device.
3D Modeling, Shading and texturing: Parag Satyal 3D Animation and 3D graphics: Michael Strelan Edit: Alex Kery
History Channel H-Files
H-Files was a themed image spot for the History Channel highlighting shows regarding conspiracy theories. Look is based on redacted documents from the cold war that CIA had begun declassifying recently. I bought a typewriter and filmed it to create the typeface and also made use of scanned textures to emulate the look.
Design and Animation: Parag Satyal Edit: Jared Barnes Creative Director: Sven Mueller
Awards: - PromaxBDA ANZ Gold: Best Use of Design - PromaxBDA ANZ Silver: Best Factual Promo
A series of Idents I made for A&E to replace the their old ones. I used Substance Painter to texture and rendered using Arnold Renderer. I also used X-particles for particle effects and liquid simulation.
Design and 3D: Parag Satyal Concept: Michael Strelan Sound Design: Simon Shipley
A&E BBQ Ident
Comedy Channel Image Spot
I mainly worked with Geoff Thomson (senior designer/3D artist at Foxtel Entertainment) on this promo. The idea was fully formed by the time I came onboard and a basic test had already been done. Geoff took a video of the entire warehouse and extracted frames from which he photo scanned the location to give us an approximate size and scale of the location. I took several bracketed 360º panorama with my camera and stitched them up in PTGui to create a HDR pano.
Geoff 3D tracked the footage in Syntheyes while I sourced (some modelled, some from Turbosquid) some models and textured them in Substance Painter. We divided the promo into half and animated them in Cinema4D and rendered using the built-in Physical renderer. Geoff and I had to move to another project by then but Anthony Hayes and Tristan Brittaine completed the rest of the work (additional 3D and compositing/grading).
MTV Summer of Music
For MTV Summer of Music we wanted to create a version of reality where everything is made of paper, raw cotton and foam. We got the amazing Benja Harney from Paperform to make all the props with paper. The spot has 3 different shots combined to make it look like a single shot, the birds were stop-motion animated and composited.
Concept and Art Direction: Parag Satyal Creative Director: Vanessa Zuppicich Props: Benja Harney Direction: Costa Vakas DOP: Adam Howden Producer: Neil Bessant and Leah Harris Set Design: Jamie Craney Makeup: Deborah Munday
MTV FIT SESSIONS PROMO
Promo and Opening Sequence for MTV Fit Sessions with Adidas
Design and Animation: Parag Satyal Creative Director: Vanessa Zuppicich DOP: Cisco Corea Production Coordinator: Leah Harris
CI Gun Ident
An ident for CI channel about gun violence in USA.
Design and Animation: Parag Satyal Concept and Edit: Louise Caro
A&E Battle of the Bosses
A&E Battle of the Bosses was a highlight spot which focused on three local shows with very charismatic bosses. The idea was to make it like a rap music video, but there wasn’t any budget to shoot anything and the deadline with tight. Right around then, I was experimenting with creating characters in Adobe Fuse, using Mixamo’s auto-rigging features and using their mocap data (which incidentally has a lot of dance moves) to make the promo possible in a short amount of time. Then it was rendered in Cinema 4D Physical Renderer.
3D: Parag Satyal Additional 3D and 2D: Michael Strelan Script and Concept: Alex Kery Rap vocals: Rupert Degas