Una llama en medio del camino... a Jr.canest blog... that's me, I drink orange juice out of a wine glass. And what about me? I'm a Bolivian Motion Designer (you know, animation, design, that kind of stuff) a lover of music, someone that wouldn't be here if it wasn't because of God's grace. PS. for awesomeness and cool videos I created Wine After Coffee. a vimeo channel.
New year, new video!
This time it was an empty canvas, with the only requirement to use one of the typefaces on the site. I was honored to be the first one to do Animography Monthly! But It was a crazy December for me and I was running out of time, so I had to give myself a few restraints:
· Had to be done 1 day.
· Had to fit the style of the Isotype font. (designed by Ryan Locke)
· Had to somehow tell the story of being a dad or becoming one. (since our son/daughter will be coming to this world in a few months :D)
So “Being A Dad” was born, an animated experiment on the weird but awesome blessing of being a dad.
Design & Animation: Jr.canest
Animated Typeface: Isotype by Ryan Locke
Music: The Books
& most importantly thanks to God, for the wonderful gift and miracle of life.
For Animography Monthly: January. (And I can’t wait to see what the rest of the group comes up with for the next months!)
It was around June last year (2013) when I got an amazing surprise on my email… I’ve always wanted to work with desiringGod, in my opinion, one of the awesomest Christian ministries out there today and I remember sending them a vimeo message years ago telling them that I would love to collaborate. So when Stefan Green from desiringGod contacted me, I was so incredibly happy.
It took some time for the video to start coming together, They provided with the great script and my first worry was going to be that it was going to be around 4 minutes long and I also had this other awesome project going on for another amazing ministry: Ligonier.
So I know I needed help, and I reached out to a number of designers and animators and eventually I ended up meeting the amazing Ben Weeks (through Tom Froese who unfortunately wasn’t able to help on this one)… So the design and concepting process started:
But we spent so much time on the thinking of the hard concepts and trying to make the visuals not steal from the message that we were running out of time, so I got more involved on the design and revised the storyboards a bit…
And got a few days worth of help from the also amazingly talented, James Graves.
On the music, John Poon made a beautiful beautiful song that fit the video just perfectly. And eventually, defacto sound added some SFX.
And somehow… we finished on time. And for that and many things I need to thank my awesome and wonderful wife, without her help in those stressful days and her help to come up with with ideas, that would have been impossible.
Turned out that the video was going to be launched with the new desiringGod site, but the launch got delayed a couple months but on January 1st. desiringGod.org looked like this for a few hours:
The team that made this possible was an amazing team, and I think we were all blessed at the end to be able to work on this together and our hope and pray is that this will be used by our LORD for His glory.
Thank you all again.
Art Direction & Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Concept & Design: Ben Weeks, James Graves, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Additional Animation: Joe Dunlap, Kasey Lum
Music: John Poon
SFX: Defacto Sound
Voice Over: John Piper
Written and Produced By: Desiring God
Every once in a while, my job is full of lasers & keyframes.
The agency Breakway approached us with this project, an extremely simple video to describe this new product. A dentist laser that basically replaces the drill… kinda cool.
After that, it was a matter of seeing how it was going to look and move:
And eventually I finished all designs and nico and I finished the animation.
Laser and keyframes, I’m telling you.
Many moons ago, I was working on a project for one of my favourite ministries, Ligonier.
The project was for one of their new tools called Ligonier Connect: Blueprint, which is an online tool to help Churches, Ministries, Schools and Families to manage better the resources that are used, have lessons provided by the trusted Bible teachings of Ligonier or even create your own materials there.
We started on the project but because of some re-thinking that had to be done for the video the project was put on hold. But we had some cool frames, this one made by the talented James Graves:
At that time, it was me, Phil Borst and James working on it, and this was going to be the video:
Eventually, the video came back to life, but this time, Tom Froese jumped to take over the design, I was still directing the whole thing and Phil would help us with the animation, and that’s how it happened!
Here is the storyboard we had, and one of Tom’s first frames.
I’ve said this already and will say it again, It’s awesome to work on awesome projects for awesome ministries with awesome people. And this would have not happened without the help from the team, Dirk Naves, Tom Froese and Phil Borst.
Thank you guys, it was quite the blessing!
“Wasserman + Partners brought us in to produce one in a long string of great creative for Encorp’s Return-it centres. The Initial brief was to build a paper craft video, but the appetite for nifty transitions took us into 3D pretty quickly.”
We were assigned to make the Return-it icons from Encorp to come to life for this TV spot, so we decided to do it this way, I made all the 2D animation on Flash and after that we “traced” it in 3D.
Here is what the 2D looked like:
And some early tests for the 3D renders:
And a bit from C4D:
It was so much fun to make this :)