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Touch the Stars

Currently in production, Afterglow Studios has partnered with Lockheed Martin to create a new film for IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters in Museums and Fulldome Theaters in Planetariums and large attractions. Touch the Stars centers on mankind’s probes used in exploration of our solar system and the galaxy beyond.

 

Afterglow Studios will trace the path to space through the history of NASA’s probes, orbiters, and landers, from the heart of our solar system to the surface of the other planets and moons, to the grand tour of the Voyager spacecraft through the outer planets and beyond.

 

Created with the latest imagery and scientific data, “Touch the Stars” uses inspiring real footage and 3-dimensional vistas of our solar system and interstellar space to transport audiences to planets and distant stars alongside these intrepid robot explorers.

 

Expected release date: Late 2018

 

Services Provided:

• 3D animation

• CGI

• VFX

• Video Editing

• Animation

• Rendering

• Production

• Direction

 

Check out our first large screen film,

Space Next, here: http://spacenextmovie.com/

OtterTail Power Company

Together with Sundog we brought some character to the OtterTail campaign to help get the word out about energy saving devices for the home. With Sundog’s direction we brought to life the LED lights and the cold climate heat pump characters to talk about their use and savings in the home.

 

Services Provided:
• 2D and 3D animation
• CGI
• Rendering
• Character animation

Mosaic 360 Videos

When advertising agency, Modern Climate, wanted to wow their client, Mosaic, they turned to Afterglow Studios. With an approved script and verbal direction, we set out to create to create four 360º videos. Starting with rough animatics, we turned our proof of concept into a completely immersive and unforgettable experience.

 

Services Provided:
• 360º video capture
• Animatic development
• Animation
• Rendering
• Production

Scene & Hurd

Once a theatre production company writing original musicals and plays, Scene & Hurd Productions transitioned into a full-fledge production company. With this transition came a suddenly outdated brand look. Scene & Hurd hired Afterglow Studios to bring its brand to new levels, and one that best represented their new focus.

 

The process:
We first helped Scene & Hurd narrow its brand goals and helped them discover what it wanted its logo to convey.

 

This took shape in three ways: 1. As an eagle to show strength and precision, 2. As written text to highlight their writing capabilities, and 3. Elegance through a sophisticated color palette of golden yellow and royal purple.

 

After designing their logo, we animated it — starting first with a storyboard and animatic, and finally into 2D and 3D animation.

 

Services Provided:
• 2D and 3D animation
• CGI
• VFX
• Graphic Design
• Animation
• Rendering
• Production
• Direction

In Store Interactive Displays

Sometimes the best solution isn’t the one originally thought of or brought to us. As was the case for Honeywell. Their initial request of producing video content for their video displays quickly ran into issues. Their current screens limited the number of pages and buttons that could be added.

 

The proposal.
Afterglow Studios reviewed the current system and proposed it be completely replaced with Android tablets for unlimited flexibility for pages, videos, and advanced transitions and color.

 

Sourcing a solution.
After Honeywell agreed to the proposal, Afterglow Studios sourced over 1500 interactive displays, created auto-launch app software, and designed and animated the interface — enabling Honeywell to showcase 9 different apps that highlighted 6 products in two different languages.

 

Keeping high-end experiences cost-effective.
To make this effort cost effective and engaging, Afterglow Studios turned Honeywell’s T5 thermostat units into interactive video screens — putting important product content literally in the hands of the buyers. While also blowing away the competition that sat on the same shelf.

 

To date, we’ve produced and delivered over 3000 units for in-store T5 displays. Visit your closest Home Depot and Lowe’s stores to see the displays in action.

 

Service Provided:
• Consulting
• Strategy
• 3D printing
• Sourcing and manufacturing
• Animation
• Software development

FUSE Logo Animation

Logos always look better when they’re animated logos. Patterson Companies came to Afterglow Studios to help them build one of their own. One that would flow like energy into different pictures and ideas that best represented their Fuse software products.

 

After conceptualize and presenting a few ideas, we landed on one idea they loved enough they started using it on all their software videos.

 

Services Provided:
• Animation
• Motion design
• Graphic design

Space Next 360

Space Next 360

This 360 video was created from our 4K large screen film Space Next.

To learn more about Space Next visit http://www.spacenextmovie.com/.

 

Amtrak Holiday Cookie Card

Arctic Cat Mountain

Visual Effects

Compositing

Animation

Color

LensCrafters Clarifye 360

How do you create an emotional connection to eyewear? Help the viewer see what a child sees without his or her corrective lenses. To do so, Olson hired Afterglow Studios to create a 360º video representation of a real-world, real-vision situation.

 

The production:
We started with test shots of a mock classroom to determine the proper layout for the camera’s separation points to limit limbs getting cut off — a common occurrence in 360º video if not done correctly. Then, we shot, edited, and developed an environmental depth of field — something that didn’t exist in 360º video at the time — and rendered it for final viewing.

 

The result:
Once published on social channels, the Clarifye immersive video experience quickly became LensCrafters’ most-viewed piece of content ever. This video also won Best of Social, two silver pins and one bronze pin at the 2017 Minnesota advertising award show, The Show, and was recognized as an “Editor’s Pick” in Creativity Magazine.

 

Services Provided:
• 360º video capture
• Animatic development
• Animation
• Rendering
• Production
• Direction

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