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Barneys + Lexus: Arctic Chase

Posted on November 19th, by admin in Experience, Motion, Short Film. No Comments

Barneys + Lexus: Arctic Chase

Welcome to the future on ice. We made this short film for Barneys’ 2015 holiday window. Arctic Chase mixes classic anime, CG, and glitch into an insane race through an arctic world. Daredevil penguins, Low G racers with anger management issues, monster race announcers, robot submarine captains, cyborg Yeti – and more – crowd into a wild race that threads through futuristic cities, ice caverns, and under the frozen sea.

Less a coherent story and more a lost trailer for some forgotten 97 part series, Arctic Chase is our scrambled love letter to classic racing anime. We were lucky to collaborate with Gary Gerding, who built an amazing translucent slot car track on which 3D prints of our three crystal-embellished heroes race each other.

Barneys was a great partner: Creative Director Dennis Freedman and VP of Windows and Exteriors Matthew Mazzucca were incredible, supportive champions of the project.

Check it out this holiday season at Barneys New York and Barneys Los Angeles.

Representation: The Meta Agency
Director: Elliot Kealoha Blanchard
Concept Art/Design/Illustration: Tom Lintern, Elliot Kealoha Blanchard
Animation: Daniel Semanas, Paulo Stoker, Lucas Fiacadori, Csaba Bárdos, Ildi Czipa, Bea Ujj, Quentin Cordonnier, Mehdi Aouchaoui, Rene Alexa, Shenira, Kriszta Bakos, Nikol Papp, Oliver Solymari, Karoly Seiner, Elliot Kealoha Blanchard
3D Modeling/rigging: Szabolcs Sinka
Music and Sound Design: Amnon Freidlin
Editor: Ryan Powell
Storyboards: Debi Hammack