Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kick Plastic

Client: Costa Sunglasses
Agency: Giant Ant
Directed by: Giant Ant
Producer: Liam Hogan, Jay Grandin
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Story, Script & Storyboard: Jay Grandin, Lucas Brooking
Art Direction: Lucas Brooking
Illustration: Lucas Brooking
Additional Illustration: Jay Grandin, Nicholas Ferreira, Diego MacLean
Character Animation Lead: Henrique Barone
Animation & Compositing: Matt James, Nicholas Ferreira, Jorge Canedo Estrada, Shawn Hight, Marisabel Fernandez, Diego MacLean
Music: Ryland Haggis
Sound Design: Ryland Haggis

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


This film was created by students in Maui Huliau Foundation's Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club. Inspired by Dr. Suess's The Lorax, this claymation by middle school students uses 667 images to show how irresponsible shoreline development can impact the reef ecosystem. 

Filmed & Edited by:
Taylor Redman, Grade 7, St. Anthony's School
Kawelu Higashino, Grade 7, Montessori School
Kaya Goosby, Grade 7, Kalama Intermediate School
Troy Lau, Grade 8, Kalama Intermediate School

Friday, December 19, 2014

Launching Salmon

Near an otherwise tranquil Washington river, a bewildered Chinook salmon flops out of what looks like an air-conditioning duct, tail flapping fruitlessly. This is not an accident, or animal cruelty, or even a new way to deliver sushi. It is a moment engineered by man. Specifically, it is a moment engineered by a man with a cannon that shoots fish. It is also, one company hopes, the future of ecological conservation.