SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY
stop motion animation and compositing
The Savannah Bee Company is known for creating all natural honey that is delicious for humans, and nurturing for the bees. Designing a commercial for the Savannah Bee Company needs to follow this same manifesto of all natural goodness. In order to achieve this, we made a stop motion animation of a bee waking up, going to work, and making the honey the Savannah Bee Company uses. This story mirrors the importance of natural honey production for the company in an imagined situation. The set is handmade, referencing the use of natural materials in the Savannah Bee Company products. We used techniques like laser cutting, paper craft, and felting to create this unique world for our bee to live in. Compositing was used to further create the character’s universe; such as a matte painting to establish the background, cell animation to add life to our bees, including other small 2D and 3D elements to further our interpretation of the Bee’s environment. We used these composited elements not only to add a finishing touch to the piece but to also reflect the sincere tone of the company while reinforcing the natural goodness that the Savannah Bee Company Honey is known for.
Collaboration with: Yukari Schrickel