This was a short coffee commercial made with Mighty Nice and Nexus for the Middle America coffee brand 8 O’Clock.

My role was 2D Animation for the first and last shots, and animating the little buffalos in the sunrise scene.

I had a lot of fun trying to make the animation look as clean as possible to fit the design style, while getting a bit loose and fun with my movement. I may have gotten carried away a couple times overcomplicating what should be simple animation.

It was a very rewarding learning experience none-the-less and sadly it was all over before we knew it.

Full credits:

Director : Darren Price
Art Director : Softly Dunstan
Design : We Buy Your Kids
Storyboards: Alex Dray
3D : Serge Astahov, Trent Rogan
Animation : Aaron McDonald, Bryce Pemberton, Andrew Onorato, Alex Dray, Michael Chen
Composite : John Grist, Supriya Bhonsle, Ben Walker, Fiona Lu
Head of Studio : Jeremy Howdin
Production : Tina Braham, Diana Angelius