Mixtus just launched a new 3D animation for the Optical Line for Allied Metal Works. The concept behind this animation was the idea of a miniature drone flying around a pair of mens and women’s glasses. Glasses we modeled in 3D from scratch using prototype versions on the eyewear.
Trace is an action sports motion tracking device. It collects data about the user and then displays that data in an iPhone app and overlays stats on their video. Mixtus has been working with Trace over the past few months on many different projects. One of these projects was a motion graphics video that is being displayed in surf/skate store across the US.
Here at mixtus we just got in this new piece of gear called the beholder MS1. It is a small handheld gimbal similar to gimbals that you would find on a drone. We are currently testing it out with the SONY RX100iv and we are really impressed. This is a great tool for producing really smooth and professional looking video.
Here is a quick test of the Beholder while in Arizona. It is pretty easy to control.
We picked this up from a really cool company in LA called owldolly.
I recently created a 3D title sequence for my friend Sayer Danforth. It was for his VOD release called Space Invader with Jeff Stockwell. This was my first time working with 4k footage from a RED Dragon. You can rent the video here on vimeo.
A 3D Printed model produced by mixtus was used to construct the Bouchercon 2014 awards. These awards will make into the hands of amazing authors like Stephen King. It was great to work with my friend Sayer Danforth to help produce it. I can only take a little bit of credit for the digital side of this project. It was great to see how nice the final awards came out. Congrats Sayer.
Mixtus has just launched a new iPad app called Class Clown Academy for author Steven Moore – co-founded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Class Clown Academy is for current and future class clowns of all ages. In this app you can Compose a song with Whoopie Cushions, Create Creatures and Explosions in the Science lab, Throw your food around in the Cafeteria and much more.
I got to work with famous cartoonist John K. on Miley Cyrus 2014 Bangerz Tour. John K created the cartoon Ren and Stimpy and the animation studio Spumco. I spent many late hours working with john K at his home in the valley. I also got to work work with two amazing animators ( Gabe and Alex ) from the Laguna College of Art and Design. The project contained lots of animation with a very quick turnaround to be ready for Miley’s opening date in Canada.
Working in after Effects at John K’s dining room table.
crowd at the staples center for miley cyrus.
Here is a shot of the piece behind Miley on the Big Screen.
sneak peek at the wireframe of what we dubbed “the toy” aka battery pack.
frame grab from the bangers tour
I did not get to go to the concert, but I found a fan’s video online that shows the animation. It is a really shaky video, but it give you an idea about it what looks like during the show. Once the tour is over i’ll post the final piece on in the motion section of my site.