Behind the Scenes: Creating a 3D Superhero
Feb 20, 2017
“IBM Flash Storage was partnering with a company called SparkSecure, they create cyber security software that uses cognitive capabilities to stay ahead of cyber security threats – using Flash Storage, those cognitive capabilities could be amplified,” said Mario Passera, associate creative director at Centerline. “In an era when cyber security professionals and teams are having trouble keeping pace with the number of threats, cognitive security software can help extend abilities of human teams.”
When the IBM Flash Storage and SparkSecure team approached Centerline about creating an animation video, we knew it was important to highlight the power of these two systems working together.
“They were a first time client, and we really had to show them what we could do for them, and we had to incorporate IBM Flash Storage, SparkSecure, IBM Watson and IBM Watson Power8,” said Passera. “With the help of animator Kyle Bastian, we came up with the idea of creating a superhero that wore a cybersuit. With a suit, you can work in the different, distinct powers – tools, if you will. We could really accentuate the concept of taking something that humans do so well on their own, and make it better by leaning on this cognitive software.”
Two 3D animators worked on the project, with the help of a user interface designer, editor and colorist, finding innovative ways to complete the project. Before all was said and done, a composer also worked on the final piece.
Check out the behind the scenes look at how our team of animators, designers, composers and editors worked together to create this incredible video.
“Everything was brought to life through the sound design – it really sells the reality of the world in which the characters live, and then the sounds of the cybersuit itself. The dramatic, cinematic score really brought up the production value of the piece as well,” said Passera.
Check out the final video here.
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