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Island Insurance – Wallaby

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Client

Island Insurance


Collaborators

Kinetic Productions Inc., Gravity


Description

Island Insurance delivered a message about keeping it local by putting money back into the community with the visual impact of a giant Hawaiian wallaby. The gag closes with the actor inside the wallaby's pouch.


Production Notes

Roy Kimura directs. Quite a bit of R&D went into the wallaby character. The fur was the major challenge to overcome, as hair and fur simulation in computer graphics can be quite tricky to get just right. The trees in the initial gag shot were moved with rope that had to be painted out before adding the wallaby. Green-screen and rotoscope techniques were used in conjuction with motion tracking to place the actor inside the wallaby's pouch in the final shot. Color and online edit was done by Gravity.