ROBOBIRD! Spy vs Guy Behind The Scenes And We Helped
We have been yelling ROBOBIRD! around the Greyscalegorilla offices a lot lately. It’s partly because we are a bit nuts, but it’s mostly because the fine folks at Red Giant asked us for some help with their spectacular new film, Spy vs Guy. We LOVED all the Seth Worely films over the last few years and couldn’t help but say “Heck Yeah!” to helping with their latest film. Chris Schmidt offered to help animate the films robotic bird and help crush a soda machine. He has a great knowledge of character animation and got the scenes animated, rigged, lit, and ready for composite in less than two weeks. Chris adds…
The deadline was already looming when we were asked to help tackle the pigeon in Spy Vs Guy but I’ve been a big fan of the Red Giant short films since the beginning, especially after seeing Seth give the keynote speech at the Media Motion Ball at NAB last year. It was really great to be able to just focus on the character and know I was passing it off to capable hands to be composited. It was especially fun to be able to do a little bit of character animation after being away from it for a couple of years. It has definitely inspired me to try and get a little bit of rigging and character animation onto Greyscalegorilla in the coming months.
Thanks again to Red Giant for the opportunity to help with Spy vs Guy. We hope to be able to break down more of these shots soon here on the blog. Be sure to look for Chris and Me point at the screen and laugh in the behind the scenes video above.