Mailchimp STORIES

    3D Lookdev Artist, Lighter & Comper, BUCK Design Inc., Mailchimp, “ It’s Nice That | A Day’s Work”, NYC, 10/2019 - 04/2020

    Credits: Credits: characters & props look development, texturing, shading, lighting, & comping

    I could tell you that: 

    This is one of my favorite jobs I have worked on at Buck!

    After almost a year of waiting for them to be released, I can share this project with you all! First of all, these beautiful spots would not have happened without our amazing Buck Team and Talented Freelance Artists! These stories were creatively directed by Thomas Schmid and Jon Gorman. Art directed and designed by Yeojin Shin and Simone Noronha

     

    Super Big shoutout to our CG team at Buck!

    Bill Dorais was our supervisor for this job. We have amazing modelers like Filipe Machado and Arvid Volz for modeling these characters and sets. And, animators like Chad Coby, Ida Zhu, and David Han for making the characters alive. Last but not least, our lighters Ylli Orana, Chris RibarShane O'HaraKat Smith, and I really put into works of making these spots look awesome! We did it!!!! Thank you all for working on this job with me! Apologize for missing any names and please message me so I can help add anyone to this project!  

     

    What else did I do?

    I was also in charge of all the characters' look development, 

    which includes texturing, materials, and some grooming. My biggest contribution in lighting were these two spots: Leap of Faith, and Door to Door! I am going to share them now with you all. 

    Drum Roll...Ta-Dahhhhh~ 

    STORY 1 : LOST IN THE CROWDS

    STORY 2 : FALLING IN LOVE

    STORY 3 : TRICKY CUSTOMER

    STORY 4 : KITCHEN TABLE ENTREPRENEUR

    STORY 5 : LEAP OF FAITH

    STORY 6 : DOOR TO DOOR

    Lighting Color Scripts

    I made some contact sheets from Nuke with our beautiful lit renders from each shot.

    We had to do this in order to see our consistency in art direction and lighting.

    Lighting Breakdowns

    Here are some of my favorite shots that I lit. I made some lighting breakdowns so you can see my lighting process.

    Here is a breakdown of the Becky hero shot lighting I did. 
    She is one of my favorite characters, sassy and funny.

    Then we have Christine here on the floor! lol

    Below are two of my favorite shots with daylight and nighttime scenarios. 
    Here are the breakdowns. ​​​​​​​

    Last, here is Joey having fun organizing her glasses.

    Funny Moments

    Here are some fun character loops that I want to show you as well from the spots, hehe.

    Special note: Chris Ribar used his amazing Houdini magic for making a lot of special effects, including the fuzzy crowds' effect below! ​​​​​​​

    Props Props Props!
    These are all the props we made for these 6 stories! 

    Character Profiles!

    Here are all the characters profiles that I rendered while I am doing the look development for them. I was in charge of creating textures and materials for all of their garments.
    Want to tell me which one is your favorite in the comment?

    THANKS FOR WATCHING

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