HOPA Awareness video
HOPA is an awareness animation video created for the Greek neurological society and focuses on how to effectively recognize stroke symptoms. The sound of the word (H)OPA is very common amongst Greeks as well as to foreigners due to the popular Sixties movie “Zorba the Greek” when Anthony Quinn was yelling (Η)OPA during the final dance scene of the film. Having such a cheesy acronym to work with, we’ve created an exuberant character impersonated by a shepherd who shepherds his herd. Story-wise we capture the moment that the shepherd sweet-talks a sheep on the rivers end to jump over to the other side. In order to encourage the sheep to jump the stream, the shepherd yells the word XOΠA/HOPA while the sheep with a dance figure passes the flowing river. Having registered the meaning of the word ΧΟΠΑ, Χέρια/Hands, Ομιλία/Speech, Πρόσωπο/Face, Ασθενοφόρο/Ambulance. The protagonist illustrates the above stroke symptoms. The project offered us an opportunity to create a humours story, a series of fresh illustrations to animate and a memorable acronym to tell a story in a unique way.
Berklee on line videos
We were invited to work alongside Berklee’s team for the launch of their new animated series campaign. We illustrated, animated, and sound scored for Berklee’s new online videos. Inspired by the institution’s heritage, our team passionately worked non-stop to develop the first animation videos of their online series campaign. The visual aesthetics of the spots are influenced by the early visual music artists. The illustrations are composed by complexes of abstract shapes and forms floating into the brand's colours. The animation and the sound design translated these abstract images into meaningful storytelling moving image. The animated spots represent visually and communicate the educational purposes and the structure of the institutes degrees.
Plaisio back to school campaign
Once again we were extremely happy to continue our fresh collaboration with PLAISIO DEPARTMENT STORES, this time for their school tv campaign.We spent some great time by bringing back our own childhood memories, messing with colours, pencils, pens etc in order to feel what could really excite and impress our little friends.After all school is not only about studying. Enjoy and have fun! Client: PLASIO Agency/ Production Company: NOMINT Creative Direction: Christos Lefakis/ Yannis Konstantinidis Art Director/Motion Director: Tony Zagoraios Graphic Design: TIll Noon (Chris Golfis) Cel Animation: Michael Towers/Tony Comley DoP: Ramon Mushroom Compositor: Rousselos Aravantinos Visual Director: Yannis Christoforou Music/Sound Supervisor: Ted Reglis