the motionpicturesque is a repository of work by jack holmes
jack is a multidisciplinary designer building environments for filmic & spatial productions
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WORK IN PROGRESS - ⏰ - COMING SOON
INSIDE THE MIND OF A DICTATOR
- project type FILMIC - design type CONCEPTUAL / VISUAL
Compost Creative were approached to work on the animation sequences for the feature documentary North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator, produced by 72 Films for National Geographic. A factual documentary that was very short on footage that can illustrate the gripping and sometimes wild stories about the Kim dynasty, it required over 15 minutes of original narrative animation. I was the project lead for Compost, directing, designing and animating the majority of the sequences independently, and additionally directing a team of 3 animators and 1 graphic designer during the final few weeks of production. The project’s ambitious scope required a 2.5d approach to turn around all the content in 3 months. The art direction employed collage-style imagery composed within an atmospheric 3d space with traditional cinematographic tricks to acheive the production value we wanted. With the stories covering weighty subject matter as well as some preposterous content (with nothing in between), the style had to accommodate slick journalistic content and a satirical approach instilled with visual humour.