Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sarofsky Delivers Main Titles for TNT's ‘Animal Kingdom’


CHICAGO & HOLLYWOOD –  John Wells and Jonathan Lisco, the executive producers of the new TV series Animal Kingdom and John Wells Productions EVP/Head of Television Jinny Howe tasked Erin Sarofsky to create the dramatic title sequence for their new series. Sarofsky’s design driven studio, Sarofsky, previously designed the award-winning main titles for Showtime's Shameless, which Wells executive produced. Subsequently the studio’s design work has exploded, with four Marvel blockbusters in the past four years. Given Sarofsky’s innovative storytelling talents, Wells and his colleagues knew she'd be up for a different challenge.

"The Shameless main title couldn't be more different than what we were attempting with Sarofsky for the Animal Kingdom main titles," Wells began. "Shameless is playful, and it tells a very specific story about all the individual characters, while warning viewers that they're in for a raucous and ribald hour. In contrast, through images, the Animal Kingdom main title prepares the audience for the violent, amoral, and virile world they will encounter in this show."

"John and Jonathan really understand the root of what makes their series special," Sarofsky said. "They emphasized that it's more than just a complicated family drama, describing how the humor, the Oedipal complex underlying their relationships, the complexity of each individual character and the tension, love and co-dependency they all share, impacts all aspects of their lives."

For Sarofsky's canvas, Erin and her team were given 60 seconds to explore the permanence of these relationships, using the tattooing process that matriarch Smurf (Ellen Barkin) endures as a metaphor. During the tattooing sequence, scenes appear distilling the boys' childhoods and their transitions to manhood, intentionally juxtaposing jarring imagery that interweaves youthful emotions, adult sexuality and masculinity. Stuttering visual effects and shifting on-screen type add subtle finishing touches to the title's visceral punch.

For Sarofsky, co-director and lead artist Duarte Elvas sees the piece as portraying a memory, "with all the non-linear narrative qualities associated with it. I really love how the tattoo story threads together flashbacks and flash-forwards that evoke different sensations and metaphors reflecting all the characters and their relationships," he explained.

With the exception of the surfing footage provided by the show, the Sarofsky team of 30, led by Sarofsky, Duarte, executive producer Steven Anderson, line producer Stefanie Spiegel and principal director of photography Michael Bove, began by organizing shoots in Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. Gathering everything on their extensive shot list required seven total days of production, resulting in nearly 20 hours of original footage. Erin described the process of getting everything they wanted as being quite a puzzle.

"Some scenes had to be shot in California, but we knew we could shoot the tattoo sequence, and the macro and generic interiors, here in Chicago," Sarofsky said. Chicago's Brown Brothers Tattoo hosted the production, with proprietor Marshall Brown performing his artistry on-camera on an extra who agreed to get inked ("That was a crazy Craigslist ad," Duarte added with a smile).

The Sarofsky crew also shot in their own West Loop studio space, in her home and other locales. "The prop list was also the most bizarre thing of beauty you ever saw," she continued. "Fishing hook, meat grinder, handcuffs, road flares, crib with round bars, red popsicles, Ducati, etc."

"We used a variety of different cameras on this project, and each served a specific purpose," said DP Bove, before detailing the approaches for each segment. For the tattooing sequence, the team used a Phantom Flex4k outfitted with Cooke S4 prime lenses and diopters for macro details. Shooting in 4K for post flexibility, Bove said they maxed out the frame rate at 938fps. "Shooting high speed is always fun no matter the subject, but it was particularly intense to see the needle going in and out of the skin and the ripples it produced," he explained. "It all fit very well with the creative tone we were going for."

For various POV sequences (like riding a motorcycle through traffic in LA, and getting physical on a basketball court in Miami), the team used a Sony A7r II and a Canon C300 Mark II, the latter with Zeiss CP2 primes. And for everything else, an ARRI Alexa with the same Cooke S4 primes was their go-to choice. "The images that camera produces are beautiful, the motion is cinematic and the skin tones are wonderful using those lenses," Bove explained.

While tremendous artistry went into producing the live-action elements, the post-production craftsmanship received equal passion and energy. Combined with its choppy editing style, the footage and type treatments conjure a highly intentional staccato effect.

"Some of my favorite sections are where Erin and her team affected the footage with a grainy, ‘stumble' effect," said editor Josh Bodnar. "This combination of techniques really aid in transitioning from the tattoo world to the future and the past. The texture of the footage really helps convey feelings of danger and life in menacing ways."

In addition to all the thoughtful editorial, design and type animation touches, Duarte points to some visual effects work that makes all the macro tattooing footage look absolutely flawless. He confided, "Cory Davis is so masterful that you'll never guess what he did there."

For Sarofsky, one of her favorite aspects of the finished piece is how the music - courtesy of Academy Award-winning musician, composer, producer and audio engineer Atticus Ross - is such a fascinating juxtaposition to the visuals. According to Wells, "We worked hand-in-hand with Atticus and Sarofsky to make certain that the music and visuals were in sync, and delivering on the premise and emotional tenor of the show.

In conclusion, Sarofsky adds one more highlight from the experience. "This is my second title sequence with John Wells, and the second time I've been able to include a man's naked ass in it," she said. "So needless to say, I'm excited to see what he develops next."

Watch "Animal Kingdom" Tuesdays at 9/8c on TNT.

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Premiere Event Set for ‘Justice League: Gotham City Breakout’


BURBANK, CA -- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming West Coast Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Saturday afternoon, July 9, 2016. Los Angeles area fans are invited to attend this family friendly event. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews, premiere screening, a post-screening panel discussion and plenty of interactive fun with the fans and families in attendance.

The screening will commence at Noon (12:00pm) at the The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills). The event will include a post-screening interactive panel discussion, special LEGO prizes for all kids in attendance, photo opportunities with LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes standees, and an autograph signing on collectible posters.

Many members of the cast and filmmaking crew will be on hand for the festivities. Confirmed to attend the event are Batman Beyond star, Will Friedle (Nightwing) Young Justice star Jason Spisak (Joker), The Adventures of Puss in Boots star Eric Bauza (Bane), producer Brandon Vietti, director Matt Peters and writer Jim Krieg. Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.

The cast of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout includes some of the top voice actors in the industry playing Super Heroes and Super-Villains alike: Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Khary Payton (Cyborg), John DiMaggio (Deathstroke), Tom Kenny (Penguin), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn), Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin) and Hynden Walch (Starfire). Amy Hill adds to the fun as the voice of Madame Mantis, and Modern Family star Sarah Hyland joins the LEGO Super Heroes fun as Batgirl.

Free tickets are available to the general public, and families are encouraged to enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on July 9 must RSVP via email to LEGOBreakoutLA@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. No need for pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information. And please only apply once.

Here’s an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Arthur Curry

Aquaman@gmail.com (link sends e-mail)

Number of Tickets

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email promptly.

In LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout, Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane, literally, to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years – leaving the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a “vacation” as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It’s a battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League, with some help from a few Teen Titans, fends off an assault by Joker and many of Batman’s infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City’s safety.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film is now available for purchase via Digital HD, and July 12, 2016 on Blu-rayT Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing LEGO figurine, while supplies last.

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Rewrite Anime Streams Special Promo Before July 2 Premiere


The official website for the television anime of the Rewrite visual novel began streaming a special promotional video on Wednesday, just before the anime's July 2 premiere. The video introduces the characters and story, and it also features the opening theme "Philosophyz" by Runa Mizutani from the NanosizeMir dōjin music unit.

The anime is based on the visual novel of the same name by Visual Art's/Key, and the cast will return from the game:

The anime will portray a "sixth" route left untold in the game, which will tell the story of "that girl."

Tensho (Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic, The Fruit of Grisaia) is directing the anime at 8-Bit and also supervising the series scripts. Romeo Tanaka (Cross Channel scenario, Humanity Has Declined) and Visual Art's KAI (Clannad scenario, Grim Reaper Kyou) are credited with collaborating on the composition and scripts. Masayuki Nonaka (Hello!! KINMOZA chief animation director, The Fruit of Grisaia main animator) is adapting the game's original character designs by Visual Art's/Key's Itaru Hinoue (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) for animation.

Aside from the opening theme song, Mizutani will also perform the ending theme song "Sasayaka na Hajimari" (A Modest Beginning). The songs used for the anime will be newly arranged versions of these songs. Anri Kumaki will perform the "End of the World" song for the series. Jun Maeda is writing and composing the song. Aoi Tada (theme songs for Charlotte, Angel Beats!) will also provide music for the series.

The anime will premiere on July 2 with a one-hour special first episode. The anime will air on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, MBS, and BS11. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

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All-New ‘Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD’ Available July 12


BURBANK, CA – Cartoon Network announced the July 12th release of an all new Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD showcasing the original “Card Wars,” episode, from 2012. Also featured are Cartoon Network’s brand-new “Daddy-Daughter Card Wars,” plus 14 additional Adventure Time episodes specifically curated for this release. The DVD will include an exclusive “Card Wars” playing card, compatible with the Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game coming in August

Finn and Jake play an epic card game, but when Jake becomes overly competitive and insists on playing for a “cool guy cup” and the “dweeb cup” hilarity ensues. The Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD releases with 16 episodes and is a must have for fans and collectors alike.

Adventure Time premiered on the Cartoon Network in 2010 and has won a Peabody Award for Children’s Programming; won four Emmy Awards with nine nominations; and received numerous other accolades including British Academy Children’s Award for International and Annie Award for Best Animated TV Production for Children’s Audience. Now in its seventh season, Adventure Time has continued to be a fan-favorite series with an average of more than two million viewers per episode through its first six complete seasons.

‘Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD' Basics:

SRP: $18.94

Street Date:  July 12, 2016

Run Time: 176 minutes

UPC: 883929541997

Languages: English

Episodes Included:

1. “Card Wars”

2. “Daddy-Daughter Card Wars”

3. “What was Missing”

4. “Up a Tree”

5. “A Glitch is a Glitch”

6. “Nemisis”

7. “Evergreen”

8. “Everything’s Jake”

9. “The Diary”

10. “Dentist”

11. “Varmints”

12. “Football”

13. “Crossover”

14. “(The) Hall of Egress”

15. “Flute Spell”

16. “The Thin Yellow line”

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Anime Spotlight - Handa-kun


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His every day is filled with a comedy of errors.
Everybody can't help but follow the misadventures of Handa-kun!

Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshipped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar… too bad Sei's inherent negativity makes him believe that everyone actually hates him...?! A youthful comedy of misunderstanding and melancholy unfolds in the first volume of this hilarious prequel to “Barakamon”!

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Macross Creator Shoji Kawamori, Satelight Unveil New TV Anime For Global Launch


26-episode anime slated for 2017-2018; more to be detailed at Anime Expo on Saturday

Anime director Shoji Kawamori and anime studio Satelight announced during Anime Expo that Kawamori is working on a new television anime series with an as-yet unrevealed title. The show is planned for 26 30-minute episodes during the 2017-2018 timeframe.

The staff describes the anime:

The new series is set in a near-future world where the boundary between human being and AI is vague. A rapid biological evolution, similar to "Cambrian Explosion," is caused by one incident. This incident turns into the genesis of a new jostle for supremacy, and the influence of the evolution goes beyond biological framework and spreads to various kinds of materials and technologies. The era of massive evolution involving diverse existences, such as human, machines and biotechnologies, is coming. Characters fight an existential war in such a world.

The anime is targeting a worldwide audience, and will be launched globally. Xiamen Skyloong Media is part of the anime's production.

Kawamori is attending Anime Expo as a Guest of Honor, and he will host a panel that will provide more information on the new anime on Saturday, July 2.

Kawamori is perhaps most famous for being part of the creative planning for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime series. He designed most of the franchise's iconic transforming "variable fighter" mecha, and oversaw most of the main installments in the franchise, including the latest, the currently airing Macross Delta.

Kawamori has also created the Aquarion, AKB0048, and Arjuna series, and has contributed mechanical design work to Patlabor: The Movie, Patlabor 2: The Movie, Eureka Seven, Outlaw Star, Ghost in the Shell, and more. He is credited as the original creator of The Vision of Escaflowne, Basquash!, and Nobunaga The Fool. He has worked in anime production as a director, screenwriter, mechanical designer, and storyboarder. Outside anime, he designed one of Sony's Aibo robot dog variants and contributed to the designs of Takara's Diaclone Car Robot toys, which eventually became Optimus Prime, Prowl, Ironhide, and other toys in Hasbro's Transformers line.

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Cartoon Network Studios Launches Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam


BURBANK, CA -- Cartoon Network has invited college undergraduates from across the country to create an original 15-second animation short based on the immersive world of O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes at the studio’s first-ever Animation Jam, July 9-11, in Burbank, California. Designed to give young rising stars experience working as a full-time artist, Cartoon Network Studios will provide the necessary production tools alongside a talented crew of animation mentors including creator Ian Jones-Quartey, to help guide the students in developing their shorts. This 3-day Animation Jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network’s widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

Jones-Quartey’s original short, Lakewood Plaza Turbo was generated from Cartoon Network Studios’ acclaimed Shorts Program and follows champion-in-training KO and his convenience store buddy heroes as they battle evil Lord Boxman. The mobile game O.K. KO! later launched accompanied by animated shorts to view on Cartoon Network’s digital platforms, with each short coming from different animation studios offering their own unique perspectives. In the mobile game, players must navigate KO to unlock special attacks, explore hidden areas and maneuver challenging characters to help defend Lakewood Plaza Turbo.

The animation jam follows the highly successful Cartoon Network Game Jam in Portland, Oregon earlier this year with 200 independent game developers who created their own games based on the cast of heroes in the Lakewood Plaza Turbo universe. Their creations will inform future iterations of the property and the winning team will be awarded a fully funded project to continue work on their game jam prototype.

“Building on our Game Jam’s creative energy, we are expanding into new forums for storytelling with the launch of the first Animation Jam,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “We want to give students an opportunity to experience the world-building process that is unique to O.K. KO!

Selected teams of graduating seniors and Cartoon Network Studios’ interns at the “Animation Jam” will work together at the studio’s computer workstations complete with a Cintiq, Adobe Flash and Adobe Photoshop to create their short.  Jones-Quartey, supervising director Toby Jones and other select animators from the studio will be on hand to help guide and mentor the teams as students select a concept at random to inspire their short. Culminating on Monday, July 11, Cartoon Network Studios will showcase all the final animation created during the jam as an opportunity to share and collaborate, as well as meet other artists from the studios’ various other shows.

The eight contributing collegiate teams include students and interns selected by their respective schools from the following universities: University of Southern California; School of Visual Arts; California State University, Fullerton; Laguna College of Art and Design; California Institute of the Arts; San Jose State University; Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Savannah College of Art and Design; and Exceptional Minds, the first American computer animation studio and non-profit digital arts school for young adults on the autism spectrum.

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