Bazillion Pictures Wins Gold National ADDY For 3D Animated Projection
Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show for its work on Union Station Kansas City: ‘The Monument Comes Alive.’
The studio’s team of artists created the 3D animation, motion graphics and visual effects, and crafted the architectural projection mapped video that transformed the iconic building into a giant canvas for its centennial celebration. The multi-media visual experience tells Union Station’s story and shows how it adapted and persevered through a tumultuous century.
The AAF ADDY Awards is a three-tiered competition dedicated to recognising the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising at the local, district and national levels. Bazillion Pictures’ received top honours for ‘The Monument Comes Alive’ at all three events. The video won Gold awards in the ‘Out Of Home/Animated’ and ‘Elements of Advertising/Visual’ categories at the Kansas City AAF ADDYS.
Union Station Kansas City: ‘The Monument Comes Alive’ also swept this year’s District 9 ADDY competition, garnering ‘Overall Best of Show,’ and a Gold ADDY for ‘Projection Mapping - Elements of Advertising / Animation or Special Effects.’
Bazillion Pictures was also awarded a Gold ADDY from the Kansas City AAF in the ‘Advertising Industry/Self-Promotion-Digital Advertising’ category for ‘Groundhog – Undisclosed Weather Expert Tells All.’ The latest installment of its digital promo series, the 2014 episode showcases animation and visual effects studio’s character animation skills.
Produced by Quixotic, ‘The Monument Comes Alive’ was powered by twelve 20K lumen HD digital projectors that seamlessly mapped the video to the intricate architectural details of Union Station’s Beaux-Art façade.
Advertiser: Union Station, Kansas City
Chief Executive Officer: George Guastello
Animation Company: Bazillion Pictures
Animator: David Humenczuk, Tyler Keith & Brian Lynas
Animators: Ben Dallman, Jon Kendrick, Robert Grace & David Ray
Executive Producer: Diann Roche
Modelling: Jon Kendrick, Ben Dallman & Brian Lynas
Music and Sound
Music Production: Julian Bickford, BicMedia, Shane Borth & Quixotic
Sound Mix: Julian Bickford
Sound Production: BicMedia (Kansas City)
Editor: Tyler Keith & David Humenczuk
Post Production / VFX
Compositors: Tyler Keith & David Humenczuk
Creative Director: Anthony Magliano
Executive Producer: Mica Thomas
Production Company: Quixotic
Genre: Animatics , Creative technology , Experiential