Happycamper did 3 spots for China Mobile. The style is old-school miniatures meets high-end animation. This was made possible with a mixture of CG and physical models. We developed the concept and directed. Stink produced.
Happycamper were very excited to get the opportunity to work with a Chinese agency and client. The idea was to produce three spots, a 60 second and two 30 second variations, for their Wireless City-services.
Our vision was to create a unique world of happiness and warmth by mixing physical miniatures with CG-characters.
The displays play a vital part in all the spots. In order to make them blend in with the very analogue feeling, we gave them a clay-ish, handmade look.
The animatic works as an animated sketch for us to show the client pacing and angles. It is very rough when it comes to characters and the animation is only blocked in. Everything to quickly be able to do adjustments.
At Happycamper we prefer to do our own animatic, since it gives us a lot of freedom. It´s a great way to be able to play around with different ideas without it taking up too much time.
In September we went to Bristol, UK for a five day shoot at the Bottle Yard. We filmed all the background plates including houses, trees and all other inanimate stuff. It was awesome to see the talented artists of Codsteaks work on creating all the small props. Almost like being a little kid again.
It was a truly terrific crew to work with and the catering made us never wanting to leave!
Director: Andrés Rosas Hott
Director: Robert Rosén
Executive Producer: Daniel Bergmann
Executive Producer: Desmond Loh
Producer: Giles Johnson
Production Assistant: Ni Ding
Associate Creative Director: Yun-Sheng Tu
Group Account Director: Li Yu
Associate Creative Director: Gang Ye
Art Director: Jiafeng Wang
Producer: Jing Li
Art Director: Matt Sanders
Project Manager: Renae Cronin
Managing Director: Sue Lipscombe
Art Dir./H.O.C: Paul Drake
Prop/First Aider: Louise Vergette
DoP: Fred Reed
1st Assistant Director: Toby Sherborne
Music & Music publisher: Sharon Chin from Two AM
Executive Producer: Johan Gustafsson
Production Manager: Martin Widö
VFX Supervisor: John Roxenhed
Model Supervisor: Jonas Moberg
Light Supervisor: Robert Krupa
Animation Lead Artist: Tim Van Hussen
Lighting Lead Artist: Hannes Drossel