Addy's 2001 Award Show Intro
DDK was asked to produce the entire 2001 Addy gala show to follow up the previous years intro and show design. We were happy to take it on full force. But ... how to trump last years show ? Hmmm.
As with most pro-bono projects, this one waited till the last minute to rear its ugly head. We had to get some sort of script together ASAP!
Unfortunately, Steve was quite ill at the time but we had to get the wheels turning. We're not sure if it was the fever or the light-headedness but Steve and Strov decided on a full 3D animated intro and drew out the storyboards right then and there.
The animation was entirely driven from a single Call-for-Entries poster designed and illustrated by the EPIC Paul Corrigan. (Hi Paul!) The illustration was waist up of our villian so we had to not only recreate the drawing in 3D but had to flesh out the rest of the character design.
The asteroids missing the "Dark Tower" was a light-hearted jab at our friends over at Ackerman-McQueen who decided to not to participate in the Addys that year. This bit was met with a roar of laughter and cheering.
It was a huge labor intensive project but a labor of love and it paid off ... our phones rang off the hook the next day from people wanting to talk. Sweet!