Lights Out from cormaction on Vimeo.

This is a little animation I’ve been tinkering around with for a while. The original incarnation was designed for the Piranhabar reception desk which spanned 3 HDTV’s so it was wiiiiiiiide. This version is a little easier to swallow on a single screen.

It follows a little robotic character who’s just trying to grab some shut-eye but the factory around him springs to life unexpectedly. A serious design flaw in the factories ergonomics prevents the poor guy from reaching the off switch and the rest is history!

I pretty much did everything you see and hear here. Visuals were done in XSI, comping and grading in After Effects and sound was done in Premiere. Sound design purely based on sound effects was a new venture for me so I hope the result sounds ok!

For a stereoscopic 3D version hop on over here:

Check out a behind the scenes at:

check out my site for a few more bits 🙂

work completed at Piranhabar:

Lights Out – Breakdown from cormaction on Vimeo.

A few people have requested this so I just put together a very simple walkthrough/shot breakdown of my little animation “Lights Out”. The intial wide screen version was put together in under 10 days so my sketches are very basic but it should give you an idea of the process from sketch to compositing the process I went through to complete “Lights Out”.

Check out my website for more bits:

The music is a track by Deework called “Lose My Fire” which is being used under the creative commons license. Check out his stuff at: