Also: Zoic animates "Fringe"
Design studio Rok!t has completed its third project for Tyler Perry. Working with film editor Maysie Hoy, the firm created a set of storyboards for the main titles of “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” Rok!t wrote the script, Tyler and Hoy made notes, then Rok!t designed, painted, animated and composited the entire 2.5-minute piece. This is the third project Rok!t has done for Perry, following titles and graphics for “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and “For Colored Girls.”
For the “Fringe” episode “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide,” Zoic Studios created 240 heavily stylized animated shots, a blend of hand drawn and 3D techniques, in just under six weeks. Inspired by graphic novels, Max Fleischer and Hanna-Barbera classics, Zoic began the process with character designs for each of the actors in the animated sequence. They drew storyboards for every scene and cut them together with footage from stunt-coordinator material, fight-scene choreography and live-action performances.
Panavision will throw a party in Atlanta on April 30 to mark the grand opening of its new facility there. The mayor and other dignitaries are scheduled to attend