Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unboxing Com...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unboxing Commercial

Client: Ternion Pictures/Lucas TelePictures

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Nalley Pickles: Country Rhythm

Nalley Pickles: Country Rhythm

Client: Bay Valley Foods

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Pink Panther

Client: MGM

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Client TERNION PICTURES/LUCAS TELEPICTURES

Product Type

:60 Commercial

Synopsis

With the release of teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows approaching, the franchise released a line of exclusive merchandise to help fans Go Full Turtle Power! In combination with Lucas TelePictures, Paramount Pictures, Viacom, and Nickelodeon, Balance Studios helped the brand tap into the enthusiasm of unboxing the coolest exclusive merchandise in an Unboxing Commercial featuring none other than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (TMNT) own Leonardo and Michelangelo!

From the ideation, concept art, and storyboarding to filming, animation and edit, Balance Studios’ Animation and VFX teams worked hand-in-hand with Lucas Telepictures to create an exciting animation and visual fx Unboxing commercial with Michelangelo unboxing and showing off the coolest features of the Kraang vs. Michelangelo Ninja Duel action figures, helping to ramp up the excitement on the merchandise and getting fans pumped for the upcoming movie.

The :60 unboxing commercial is currently featured on Nickelodeon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Facebook pages, resulting in over 750,000 views in the first few hours with a total of over 2 million to date.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Storyboard, Animatic, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation, Compositing, Edit

Testimonial

I love working with Balance Studios! They are top quality. Nobody is more creative and eager to please!
Glenn Lucas
Head of Business Development, Ternion Pictures/LucasTelePictures

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Client BAY VALLEY FOODS

Product Type

:60 Webisode & Commercial

Synopsis

As part of a complete fused media campaign, including a new website, mobile site, Facebook page, and eNewsletter, for the Northwest #1 pickle brand, Nalley Pickles, this animation is based on a radio spot that reinforces the unique - made especially for you - brand. The goal is to demonstrate that Nalley Pickles is fun and to introduce the new 3D characters that will be incorporated into many sales and marketing initiatives. Take a look at www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com to see the other multi-media elements.

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Director, Producer, Concept, Character/Environment/Prop Design, Storyboards, Animatic, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation and Articulation, Lighting, Compositing, Edit

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Client MGM

Product Type

Proof Of Concept

Synopsis

MGM was looking at bringing the Pink Panther into the 3D world for a new Prime Time television show. Based on a script provided by a writer and producer from King of the Hill, Balance was commissioned to produced a sixty second proof of concept animation. Additionally, part of the proof of concept was designing and developing 2 sons based on Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu.

Service

Co-Director, Co-Producer, Storyboards, Animatics, Character/Set/Prop Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

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Script Provided by Glenn Lucas and Kenny Micka

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Pink Panther and Sons - 360

Pink Panther and Sons - 360

Client: MGM

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Seamus The Brave

Seamus The Brave

Client: Believe Animation

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GrapeSEED Curriculum: The Spider's Web

GrapeSEED Curriculum: The Spider's Web

Client: MeySen Academy – Sendai Japan

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Client MGM

Product Type

Proof of Concept

Synopsis

MGM was looking at bringing the Pink Panther into the 3D world for a new Prime Time television show. Based on a script provided by a writer and producer from King of the Hill, Balance was commissioned to produced a sixty second proof of concept animation. Additionally, part of the proof of concept was designing and developing 2 sons based on Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu.

Service

Co-Director, Co-Producer, Character Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Editing

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Client BELIEVE ANIMATION

Product Type

Feature Film: Pitch Piece

Synopsis

As an introduction to the 3D animated feature film that is currently in scripting, this pitch piece is used to demonstrate the look, feel, and style of the characters and their environment to potential investors and distributors.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Story, Script, Storyboards, Animatics, Character/Set/Prop Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

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PS…Post Your Audio - SFX for Dragons and Boy

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Client MEYSEN ACADEMY – SENDAI JAPAN

Product Type

English As A Second Language Animated Storybook

Synopsis

As part of 40 level, advanced, English As A Second Language Curriculum for Japanese children, this animation is based on a storybook that is a culmination of the concepts learned in its respective curriculum level. MeySen provided the fully illustrated storybook and text, with Balance transforming the drawings into the 3D world, giving life to the characters and environment, while maintaining the 2D illustrative look and feel.

Service

Director, Producer, Storyboards, Animatics, 3D Character/Environment/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Compositing, Edit

Alliances

Voice Over by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack provided by MeySen Studios

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GrapeSEED Curriculum: Little Rabbit, Happy Turtle

Client: MeySen Academy – Sendai Japan

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GrapeSEED Curriculum: Mouse In Barn

GrapeSEED Curriculum: Mouse In Barn

Client: MeySen Academy – Sendai Japan

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GrapeSEED Curriculum: The Mother Who Lived In A Boot

Client: MeySen Academy-Sendai, Japan

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Client MEYSEN ACADEMY – SENDAI JAPAN

Product Type

English As A Second Language Animated Storybook

Synopsis

As part of 40 level, advanced, English As A Second Language Curriculum for Japanese children, Balance received the script, and was asked to concept, design, and produce the 3D animation. Introducing this unique, 3D watercolor/illustrative design, the main objective was to engage the children and very clearly demonstrate the Verbs/Action of the story.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, Character/Environment/Prop Design, Storyboards, Animatics, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, 3-D Animation, Compositing, Edit

Alliances

Voice Over and Audio Track provided by MeySen

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Client MEYSEN ACADEMY – SENDAI JAPAN

Product Type

English As A Second Language Animated Storybook

Synopsis

As part of 40 level, advanced, English As A Second Language Curriculum for Japanese children, Balance received the script, and was asked to concept, design, and produce the 3D animation. The main objective - an engaging 3D animation that very clearly demonstrated the Verbs/Action of the story.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, Character/Environment/Prop Design, Storyboards, Animatics, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Compositing, Edit

Alliances

Voice Over and Audio Track provided by MeySen

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Client MEYSEN ACADEMY-SENDAI, JAPAN

Product Type

English As A Second Language Animated Storybook

Synopsis

As part of 40 level, advanced, English As A Second Language Curriculum for Japanese children, this animation is based on a storybook that is a culmination of the concepts learned in its respective curriculum level. MeySen provided the fully illustrated storybook and text, with Balance transforming the drawings into the 3D world, giving life to the characters and environment, while maintaining the 2D illustrative look and feel.

Service

Creative concept, Character/Environment/Prop Design, Storyboards, Animatics, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation, Compositing, Edit

Alliances

Voice Over by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack provided by MeySen Studios

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Train Safety Part 1: No Walking On Railroad Tracks

Client: National Railroad Museum

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Train Safety Part 2: Crossing as Designated Areas

Client: National Railroad Museum

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Train Safety Part 3: Don't Play On Railroad Equipment

Client: National Railroad Museum

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Client NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Children's Depot

Synopsis

As the cornerstone of the new Children's Depot, Balance received the challenge of demonstrating the importance of train safety to children and the potential disastrous repercussion of not following the rules. In this four part series, to ensure the safety rules were clear and to "soften" the potential graphic nature of the repercussion, the main characters, environments, and props were designed in both 3D and 2D. The 3D animation showed the potential train safety problem with the 2D incorporated to "suspend reality" in demonstrating the results of not following the rules.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, Script Consultation, Storyboards, Animatics, 2/D and 3D Character/Environment/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Voice Over Directing, Sound Design, Compositing, Edit--Logo Concept, Design, Animation

Alliances

VoiceOver by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Client NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Children's Depot

Synopsis

As the cornerstone of the new Children's Depot, Balance received the challenge of demonstrating the importance of train safety to children and the potential disastrous repercussion of not following the rules.

In this four part series, to ensure the safety rules were clear and to "soften" the potential graphic nature of the repercussion, the main characters, environments, and props were designed in both 3D and 2D. The 3D animation showed the potential train safety problem with the 2D incorporated to "suspend reality" in demonstrating the results of not following the rules.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, Script Consultation, Storyboards, Animatics, 2/D and 3D Character/Environment/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Voice Over Directing, Sound Design, Compositing, Edit--Logo Concept, Design, Animation

Alliances

VoiceOver by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Client NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Children's Depot

Synopsis

As the cornerstone of the new Children's Depot, Balance received the challenge of demonstrating the importance of train safety to children and the potential disastrous repercussion of not following the rules.

In this four part series, to ensure the safety rules were clear and to "soften" the potential graphic nature of the repercussion, the main characters, environments, and props were designed in both 3D and 2D. The 3D animation showed the potential train safety problem with the 2D incorporated to "suspend reality" in demonstrating the results of not following the rules.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, Script Consultation, Storyboards, Animatics, 2/D and 3D Character/Environment/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Voice Over Directing, Sound Design, Compositing, Edit--Logo Concept, Design, Animation

Alliances

VoiceOver by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Train Safety Part 4:Don't Walk On Bridges Or In Tunnels

Client: National Railroad Museum

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DinosaurUs ExploreUs

DinosaurUs ExploreUs

Client: Believe Animation

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Crazy Conrad & His Fantastic Flamingos

Crazy Conrad & His Fantastic Flamingos

Client: Believe Animation

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Client NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

As the cornerstone of the new Children's Depot, Balance received the challenge of demonstrating the importance of train safety to children and the potential disastrous repercussion of not following the rules.

In this four part series, to ensure the safety rules were clear and to "soften" the potential graphic nature of the repercussion, the main characters, environments, and props were designed in both 3D and 2D. The 3D animation showed the potential train safety problem with the 2D incorporated to "suspend reality" in demonstrating the results of not following the rules.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, Script Consultation, Storyboards, Animatics, 2/D and 3D Character/Environment/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Voice Over Directing, Sound Design, Compositing, Edit--Logo Concept, Design, Animation

Alliances

VoiceOver by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Client BELIEVE ANIMATION

Product Type

Children's TV Series: Open Title Song

Synopsis

DinosaurUs ExploreUs is a visually unique combination of 2D illustration and 3D animation that combines original music, songs and fresh ideas in a cross between Schoolhouse Rock, Archaeology Magazine and How it's Made, that introduces children to human innovations, exploration, and imagination. This TV series original opening title song is used to demonstrate the shows style, concept, and characters to investors and broadcasters worldwide. The pilot episode is in production.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Story, Script, Storyboards, Animatics, Character/Set/Prop Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

Alliances

Lyrics -Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Orchestration - Bob Halligan Jr.
Sound Track - Jef Gibbons
Sound FX and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Client BELIEVE ANIMATION

Product Type

Children's TV Series: Pitch Piece

Synopsis

This rich and unique 3D Children's TV series is about the adventures of a mischievous vulture and his band of Fantastic Flamingos. The short animation pitch piece is used to demonstrate the style, concept, and the characters to investors and broadcasters worldwide.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Story, Script, Storyboards, Animatics, Character/Set/Prop Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

Alliances

VoiceOver -Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Sound Track - Orchestration - Bob Halligan Jr.
Sound FX and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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The Maybees

The Maybees

Client: Beati Productions

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Who's Watching Conrad Farcus?

Who's Watching Conrad Farcus?

Client: Believe Animation

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3D-UEO

3D-UEO

Client: Believe Animation

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Client BEATI PRODUCTIONS

Product Type

Children's TV Series: Pitch Piece

Synopsis

Beati needed a way get their characters off of paper and introduce the children's animation show concept and characters. This animation short, is a Pitch piece being presented to potential investors, co-production partners, and broadcasters world-wide.

Service

Director, Producer, Script Consultant, Storyboards, Animatics, Voice Over Director and Producer, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

Alliances

VoiceOver by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

Testimonial

It is rare that one finds a group with as much passion and creativity as Balance Studios. With Tina and Darren at the helm, the animation house has proved itself to be more than capable of meeting--and exceeding--all my expectations. I was fortunate enough to work with Tina and Darren on a recent project and was continually amazed by their ability to translate my vision into a reality. At every point in the creative process, they supported my ideas, offered their own, and imbued their work with a distinctive look and feel. They are funny, friendly, and truly committed to excellence in every respect.

During my very first meeting with Balance Studios, Tina and Darren shared the story of their foray into the world of animation, saying that they decided to become animators because they wanted to spend their lives doing something they truly loved. That passion is evident in all that they do. I could not be more happy with my experience collaborating with Balance Studios, and I can assure you that you will feel the same way.

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Client BELIEVE ANIMATION

Product Type

Children's TV Series: Pilot

Synopsis

With a smattering of Warner Brother style slapstick comedy and a huge helping of classic squash and stretch animation makes Who's Watching Conrad Farcus? an endearing post-modern animation feast for the new millennium, a comedic romp that will have children laughing for years to come. This short pilot episode is used to demonstrate the style, concept, and characters to investors and broadcasters worldwide.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Story, Script, Storyboards, Animatics, Character/Set/Prop Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

Alliances

VoiceOverMark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Sound Track and Orchestration - Jef Gibbons
Sound FX and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Client BELIEVE ANIMATION

Product Type

Children's TV Series: Pitch Piece

Synopsis

"Created in a pop-up book world, this Snippets style animation (technique created by Balance Studios), combines 2D and 3D animation in an animated children's program. Go inside these living pages and you'll be magically transported into a 2-dimensional world of cardboard and paper creatures. On page one, you'll encounter the diabolical arachnids dwelling in the molten rock, black trees and tall mountains of SpyDar.

On the flip side of the paper mountains, just to the left of the Darkwoods, lies the enchanting village of Glasuig on page two, inhabited by cardboardial Gnomes, Leprechauns, Fairies, Trolls, and the “all-knowing” Trees of Council.

The Clans of SpyDar and Glasuig are as polar as chocolate and steak, and After 100 years of constant chiding, shenanigans and trickery the ongoing tug of war is escalated when a magical four-leaf clover, the 3D-UEO "Unidentified Emerald Object", mysteriously grows smack dab in the middle of page two.

This short animated pitch piece is used to demonstrated the look, feel, and style of the characters and their environments to potential investors and broadcast outlets."

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Story, Script, Storyboards, Animatics, Character/Set/Prop Concepts and Designs, Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Editing, Compositing, Sound Design

Alliances

VoiceOver -Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Sound Track - Orchestration - Bob Halligan Jr.
Sound FX and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Shopko's 40th Anniversary

Shopko's 40th Anniversary

Client: Campbell-Ewald/Shopko Corp

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Talking Lures

Talking Lures

Client: Bob's Bait Tackle

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Ultra90

Ultra90

Client: Ultra90

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Client CAMPBELL-EWALD/SHOPKO CORP

Product Type

:30 Commercial

Synopsis

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Shopko wanted an engaging concept that helped bring their customers into the stores to celebrate with them. Working with the Creative Directors and Producers of Campbell-Ewald, Balance created a 3D gift box with personality. The box not only danced, but also invited customers 'inside', by compositing the film footage into the box, to view the the anniversary sale items. The commercial aired nationally with overwhelming success.

Service

Animation Director, Co-Producer, Concept, Storyboards, Animatic, Character/Set/Prop Design, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Lighting, Compositing, Edit, Sound Design

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Client BOB'S BAIT TACKLE

Product Type

:30 Commercial

Synopsis

As one of the Midwest's largest fishing retail outlets, the store was looking for a clever way to attract new clientele and increase sales. Balance's first thought was, 'why not let the products speak for themselves'…literally! With that, the director and animation team went to work creating an underwater environment where the fishing lures did all the talking. The best part, this commercial was able to 'cut through' the broadcast clutter as demonstrated through increased traffic, sales, and customer telling the staff they saw the spot.

Service

Creative Concept, Script, Character/Environment/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Compositing, Editing, Sound Design, Voice Over Directing and Producing

Alliances

PS...Post Your Audio - Character Voices

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Client ULTRA90

Product Type

:30 Commercial

Synopsis

To launch their new brand and reach their new nationwide sales region, Balance pitched the idea of utilizing fun 3D animation and taking a humorous approach to weight loss. By designing the commercial from a pet's point-of-view, the spot was able to break through the broadcast clutter and see an increase in sales.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Script, Storyboard, Animatic, 3D Character/Set/Prop Design, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation and Articulation, Sound Design, Edit

Alliances

VoiceOver by Mark Wisehart @ Scratch & Burn Studios
Soundtrack and Edit by Balance Motion Media Studios

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Kalila wa Dimna: Fables Across Time Tablet App: The Story of the 3 Fish (English)

Client: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Kalila wa Dimna: Fables Across Time: The Story of the 4 Friends (English)

Client: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Amazing Plants of the Sandhills- Black Ey...

Amazing Plants of the Sandhills- Black Eyed Susan

Client: Taylor Studios: Dillon Nature Center

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Client THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS

Synopsis

The Sanskrit book, Kalila wa Dimna, has been passed down across many languages, teaching practical wisdom through fables for over two thousand years. In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Bahrain National Museum, Balance Studios sought to create an App that presents three stories- The Lion and Ox, The Story of the Three Fish, and The Four Friends-in a dynamic and edu-taining way to attract families.

Utilizing just a few original illustrations provided by the Children’s Museum, Balance Studies went to work creating three fully-animated, interactive experiences that would be memorable for both the young and the young at heart.

Available in both English and Arabic, visitors to the museum or those who downloaded the App are invited to go explore each story and play the interactive games. After each game, the visitor is brought back to the story, learning the lessons Kalila wa Dimna offers.

To aid the museum in understanding how users are interacting with the application, Balance integrated its proprietary analytics application, illumine, that provides real-time user data such as whether the App was accessed at the museum or downloaded, which stories are being accessed most and in which language, how long are users engaging in each story and game, what type of device- Android or iOS- is used, and even where the user are located around the world.

Developed for mobile tablets, the App is available in the museum, and for download through Google Play and iTunes App Store.

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Client THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS

Synopsis

The Sanskrit book, Kalila wa Dimna, has been passed down across many languages, teaching practical wisdom through fables for over two thousand years. In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Bahrain National Museum, Balance Studios sought to create an App that presents three stories- The Lion and Ox, The Story of the Three Fish, and The Four Friends-in a dynamic and edu-taining way to attract families.

Utilizing just a few original illustrations provided by the Children’s Museum, Balance Studies went to work creating three fully-animated,interactive experiences that would be memorable for both the young and the young at heart.

Available in both English and Arabic, visitors to the museum or those who downloaded the App are invited to go explore each story and play the interactive games. After each game, the visitor is brought back to the story, learning the lessons Kalila wa Dimna offers. 

To aid the museum in understanding how users are interacting with the application,  Balance integrated its proprietary analytics application, illumine, that provides real-time user data such as whether the App was accessed at the museum or downloaded, which stories are being accessed most and in which language, how long are users engaging in each story and game, what type of device- Android or iOS- is used,and even where the user are located around the world.

Developed for mobile tablets, the App is available in the museum, and for download through Google Play and iTunes App Store.

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Client TAYLOR STUDIOS: DILLON NATURE CENTER

Product Type

Museum Exhibit 

Synopsis

Balance Studios and Taylor Studios joined forces to create an interactive touchscreen application that allows visitors to experience nature in a way they never had before. Balance Studios helped conceptualize the characters and stories of the amazing plants of the sandhills- a black eyed susan, cottonwood, blue stem, and the prickly pear. Visitors to the Education and Discovery Center have the chance to Take a Closer Look at Nature with the interactive exhibits and displays, including animated videos of the amazing plants of the sandhills surviving the harsh environment and an in depth look at the cycle of photosynthesis.

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Amazing Plants of the Sandhills- Prickly Pear

Client: Taylor Studios: Dillon Nature Center

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Amazing Plants of the Sandhills- Cottonwood

Amazing Plants of the Sandhills- Cottonwood

Client: Taylor Studios: Dillon Nature Center

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Amazing Plants of the Sandhills - Big BlueStem

Client: Taylor Studios: Dillon Nature Center

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Client TAYLOR STUDIOS: DILLON NATURE CENTER

Product Type

Museum Exhibit 

Synopsis

Balance Studios and Taylor Studios joined forces to create an interactive touchscreen application that allows visitors to experience nature in a way they never had before. Balance Studios helped conceptualize the characters and stories of the amazing plants of the sandhills- a black eyed susan, cottonwood, blue stem, and the prickly pear. Visitors to the Education and Discovery Center have the chance to Take a Closer Look at Nature with the interactive exhibits and displays, including animated videos of the amazing plants of the sandhills surviving the harsh environment and an in depth look at the cycle of photosynthesis. 

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Client TAYLOR STUDIOS: DILLON NATURE CENTER

Product Type

Museum Exhibit 

Synopsis

Balance Studios and Taylor Studios joined forces to create an interactive touchscreen application that allows visitors to experience nature in a way they never had before. Balance Studios helped conceptualize the characters and stories of the amazing plants of the sandhills- a black eyed susan, cottonwood, blue stem, and the prickly pear. Visitors to the Education and Discovery Center have the chance to Take a Closer Look at Nature with the interactive exhibits and displays, including animated videos of the amazing plants of the sandhills surviving the harsh environment and an in depth look at the cycle of photosynthesis. 

Amazing Plants of the Sandhills - Big BlueStem X

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Client TAYLOR STUDIOS: DILLON NATURE CENTER

Product Type

Museum Exhibit 

Synopsis

Balance Studios and Taylor Studios joined forces to create an interactive touchscreen application that allows visitors to experience nature in a way they never had before. Balance Studios helped conceptualize the characters and stories of the amazing plants of the sandhills- a black eyed susan, cottonwood, blue stem, and the prickly pear. Visitors to the Education and Discovery Center have the chance to Take a Closer Look at Nature with the interactive exhibits and displays, including animated videos of the amazing plants of the sandhills surviving the harsh environment and an in depth look at the cycle of photosynthesis. 

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Amazing Plants of the Sandhills: Photosynthesis

Client: Taylor Studios: Dillon Nature Center

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GrapeSEED Curriculum: Animals Play

GrapeSEED Curriculum: Animals Play

Client: MeySen Academy-Sendai, Japan

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Fastest Fork In The World

Fastest Fork In The World

Client: SAS

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Client TAYLOR STUDIOS: DILLON NATURE CENTER

Synopsis

Balance Studios and Taylor Studios joined forces to create an interactive touchscreen application that allows visitors to experience nature in a way they never had before. Balance Studios helped conceptualize the characters and stories of the amazing plants of the sandhills- a black eyed susan, cottonwood, blue stem, and the prickly pear. Visitors to the Education and Discovery Center have the chance to Take a Closer Look at Nature with the interactive exhibits and displays, including animated videos of the amazing plants of the sandhills surviving the harsh environment and an in depth look at the cycle of photosynthesis.

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Client MEYSEN ACADEMY-SENDAI, JAPAN

Product Type

English As A Second Language Animated Storybook

Synopsis

As part of 40 level, advanced, English As A Second Language Curriculum for Japanese children, Balance received the script, and was asked to concept, design, and produce the animation. Introducing this unique, 2D Snippets (a style designed by Balance), the main objective was to engage the children and very clearly demonstrate the Verbs/Action of the story.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept, Character/Environment/Prop Design, Storyboards, Animatics, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Animation, Compositing, Edit

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Voice Over and Audio Track provided by MeySen

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Client SAS

Product Type

:30 Commercial

Synopsis

As part of a new marketing campaign, SAS wanted something to differentiate themselves and break through the broadcast 'clutter'. This commercial combines 2D animation with a bit of humor to highlight their product-forklifts. The commercial met is objective as there were increased inquiries and sales after the spot was broadcast.

Director, Producer, Creative Concept, Character/Environment/Prop Design, Storyboards, Animatics, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Compositing, Edit, Sound Design

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Balance Studios Merry Christmas

Balance Studios Merry Christmas

Client: Balance Studios

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Happy 4th of July Hee Haw Snippets

Happy 4th of July Hee Haw Snippets

Client: Balance Studios

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Client BALANCE STUDIOS

Product Type

E-card

Synopsis

To celebrate Christmas, Balance recorded two 5 year olds singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas, and designed this e-card, based on their proprietary 2D Snippets animation style. The E-card was emailed to hundreds of clients around the world.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Character/Set/Prop Design, Animation, Audio Design

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Client BALANCE STUDIOS

Product Type

E-Card

Synopsis

In celebration of the 4th of July, Balance integrated it's proprietary Snippets 2D animation with a famous Hee-Haw skit. This e-card was emailed to hundreds of clients in an attempt to make them smile for the holiday.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Character/Set/Prop Design, Animation, Audio Design

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DIA Away- Caged Brain

DIA Away- Caged Brain

Client: MRA: Detroit Institute of Arts

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

Client: Discovery Wings

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Prestige Park Towers Promotional Animation Video

Client: Prestige Realty

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Client MRA: DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Balance Studios was commissioned by MRA to create several exhibits for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Away mobile art tour that encourage visitors to look at art in a different way. The Caged Brain video questions visitors’ feelings and perceptions of art. Visitors are enticed to approach by an attract screen and invited to press the button to start play. Balance Studios recreated the Caged Brain art as a photo-real 3D model. The video displays the art piece rotating while several rhetorical questions appear on the screen, prompting the viewer to assess how the artwork makes them think and feel. Balance Studios Interactive Development and Animation teams worked together to create an attractive custom design. 

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Client DISCOVERY WINGS

Product Type

Television Series Animated Open & Graphics Package

Synopsis

Discovery Wings, in assocation with EAA, were creating a television series on how to build your own airplane right in your home garage. As part of the series development, Balance created the program's opening title sequence, internal program transitions, and the full graphics package including the logo and title plates. The series aired on Discovery Wings.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Storyboards,Logo, 3D Set/Prop Design, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Lighting, Compositing, Edit, Sound Design

Alliances

EAA

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Client PRESTIGE REALTY

Product Type

Promotional Video

Synopsis

Prestige Park Towers new condominium concept was aimed at attracting higher-income and corporate residence to the Green Bay area. The facility was set to overlook the Fox River and Lambeau Field and offer state of the art amenities making it the premiere condo complex North of Chicago.

In order to secure funding, Prestige needed to pre-sell condo space. Balance pitched a multi-faced campaign where the assets created could be multi-purposed for the online and traditional sales and marketing tools, such as unique logo, brochures, stationary package, promotional banners, website, 3D interior/exterior renderings, 3D animation promotion video to aid in their new endeavor.

One of the core components was creating the Towers and Surrounding environment in photo-real 3D so potential buyers and investors could really see and get a sense of the facility. Once finished, the 3D elements were used in this promotion video, on the web, for promotion banners, and in their print materials.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Storyboards, Animatic, Set/Prop Design, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Editing, Sound Design

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Prestige Park Towers Interior Still Rendering

Client: Prestige Realty

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Torsion On The Go

Torsion On The Go

Client: KI

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Impulse Chair

Impulse Chair

Client: KI

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Client PRESTIGE REALTY

Product Type

Interior Room Layout Still Rendering

Synopsis

Prestige Park Towers new condominium concept was aimed at attracting higher-income and corporate residence to the Green Bay area. The facility was set to overlook the Fox River and Lambeau Field and offer state of the art amenities making it the premiere condo complex North of Chicago.

In order to secure funding, Prestige needed to pre-sell condo space. Balance pitched a multi-faced campaign, including online and traditional tools, to aid their sales and marketing team.

One of the core components was creating the Towers and Surrounding environment in photo-real 3D so potential buyers and investors could really see and get a sense of the facility. As part of the 3D experience, Balance also created a series of renderings to depict the condo's interiors.

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering

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Client KI

Product Type

Virtual Prototype & Product Demo

Synopsis

KI was launching a new ergonomic chair product that become very popular based on the chair description and specifications. When asked to put together a large proposal for a potential new customer who was very interested in the chair, KI wanted to do something different and eye catching that would help set them apart of the other proposals.

Given only the chair blueprint, Balance pitched the idea of using 3D animation to emphasize the key chair features through a sexy, choreographic interlude that demonstrated the chair's flexibility, mobility, and stackability.

The animation was a success..KI won the bid!

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept, Storyboard, Animatic, Set Design, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Edit, Sound Design

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Client KI

Product Type

Virtual Prototype & Product Demo

Synopsis

For the enhanced cost effectiveness found in creating a 3D model with the ability to efficiently and quickly change colors/textures/environments/set-ups vs the time and cost involved ongoing live photo shoots, Balance was commissioned to create a photo-real 3D virtual prototype for the product brochure and online environment.

Additionally, a 360 degree rotation animation video of the Impulse chair was use for product demonstration while waiting for the physical prototype to be developed.

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation

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Keyboard Brochure Still Rendering

Keyboard Brochure Still Rendering

Client: KI

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Lyle Gun Exhibit: Interactive Touch-Screen Game Lyle Gun Edu-stitial

Client: Door County Maritime Museum

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Lyle Gun Exhibit: Interactive Touch-Screen Game Beach Box Edu-stitial

Client: Door County Maritime Museum

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Client KI

Product Type

Still Rendering for Sales Brochure

Synopsis

For the enhanced cost effectiveness found in creating the core 3D models with the ability to efficiently and quickly change colors/textures/environments/set-ups vs the time and cost involved ongoing live photo shoots, Balance was commissioned to model the new Keyboard layouts for the upcoming sales brochure.

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering

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Client DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Lyle Gun Edu-stitial

Synopsis

The Door County Maritime Museum wanted to create an exhibit based on the original Coast Guards, formerly called the US Life Saving Service. Their main job was to watch over the Great Lakes searching for signs of distress ships. Once a ship was located, the Service used a contraption called, the Lyle Gun cannon, to help remove stranded sailors from the vessels.

The challenge of this exhibit was to make the exhibit educational, interactive, and exciting for young and older patrons.

Balance suggested creating an interactive gaming experience that could test the 'life-saving' skill through an ""edu-tainment"" experience. This interactive touch-screen game, included three skill levels that challenged the player on shooting the Lyle Gun cannon to latch on to stranded vessels. The skill levels were determined by weather conditions and distance to the ship with special educational information provided upon completing each level. Additionally, a series of Edu-stitials (or educational interstitials), were created to provide in depth information about the Lyle Gun components.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept, Storyboards, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Graphics, Edit, Game Architecture and Development

Lyle Gun Exhibit: Interactive Touch-Screen Game Beach Box Edu-stitial X

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Client DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Beach Box Edu-stitial

Synopsis

The Door County Maritime Museum wanted to create an exhibit based on the original Coast Guards, formerly called the US Life Saving Service. Their main job was to watch over the Great Lakes searching for signs of distress ships. Once a ship was located, the Service used a contraption called, the Lyle Gun cannon, to help remove stranded sailors from the vessels.

The challenge of this exhibit was to make the exhibit educational, interactive, and exciting for young and older patrons.

Balance suggested creating an interactive gaming experience that could test the 'life-saving' skill through an "edu-tainment" experience. This interactive touch-screen game, included three skill levels that challenged the player on shooting the Lyle Gun cannon to latch on to stranded vessels. The skill levels were determined by weather conditions and distance to the ship with special educational information provided upon completing each level. Additionally, a series of Edu-stitials (or educational interstitials), were created to provide in depth information about the Lyle Gun components.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept, Storyboards, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Graphics, Edit, Game Architecture and Development

Alliances

SnB Studios - Character Voice

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Lyle Gun Exhibit: Interactive Touch-Screen Game Faking Box Edu-stitial

Client: Door County Maritime Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Uniform Hat

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Revolver

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Client DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Faking Box Edu-stitial

Synopsis

The Door County Maritime Museum wanted to create an exhibit based on the original Coast Guards, formerly called the US Life Saving Service. Their main job was to watch over the Great Lakes searching for signs of distress ships. Once a ship was located, the Service used a contraption called, the Lyle Gun cannon, to help remove stranded sailors from the vessels.

The challenge of this exhibit was to make the exhibit educational, interactive, and exciting for young and older patrons.

Balance suggested creating an interactive gaming experience that could test the 'life-saving' skill through an "edu-tainment" experience. This interactive touch-screen game, included three skill levels that challenged the player on shooting the Lyle Gun cannon to latch on to stranded vessels. The skill levels were determined by weather conditions and distance to the ship with special educational information provided upon completing each level. Additionally, a series of Edu-stitials (or educational interstitials), were created to provide in depth information about the Lyle Gun components.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept, Storyboards, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Graphics, Edit, Game Architecture and Development

Alliances

SnB Studios - Character Voice

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Revolver X

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Tin Drinking Cup

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Pipe

From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Pipe

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Binoculars

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Pipe X

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Binoculars X

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Drinking Gourd

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Writing Kit

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Compass

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Drinking Gourd X

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Writing Kit X

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Compass X

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

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From Paper To Iron Civil War Exhibit: Coffee Pot

Client: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Lake Mitchell: Railroad Car Replica

Lake Mitchell: Railroad Car Replica

Client: National RailRoad Museum

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Intellect: Classroom Still Rendering

Intellect: Classroom Still Rendering

Client: KI

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Client WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Type

Synopsis

Multiple desktop artifacts were modeled in 3D from original photography to create a photo-real, Civil War field table, as the main interface of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum's newest Civil War Exhibit.

The focal point of the exhibit is a new multi-gestural touch-table kiosk where the multiple 3D artifacts, their associated videos, regiment images, documents, letters, flags and the like can be accessed and shared with other visitors by 'sliding' the asset across the table. Balance Studios Interactive had the opportunity of custom developing the table to create a very engaging and unique experience (check it out on www.BalanceInteractiveStudios.com)

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Edit

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Client NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit: Pullman Porter

Synopsis

The overall goal of the exhibit was to "edu-tain"- to create an entertaining and informational story/experience with an exhibit flow-thru that peaks the interest and excitement of the visitor by providing an interactive verses spectator experience.

The Pullman Porter exhibit combines the traditional museum exhibit concept of models and artifacts with modern and sometimes, ultra modern technology. Balance helped to concept and create the full exhibit including: the visual brand, logo, banners, gallery guide, touch screen kiosks, videos, 3D animation, commercials, website, and photo-real Pullman Porter AVATAR.

Balance was also commissioned to recreate the Lake Mitchell railcar for fundraising and restoration purposes and constructed a photo-real 3D model of the train. Both the interior and exterior of the train were developed and displayed in multiple media environments.

Service

Director, Producer, Concept, Storyboards, Animatic, 3-D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Animation, Editing, Sound Design

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Client KI

Product Type

Still Rendering for Sales Brochure

Synopsis

For the enhanced cost effectiveness found in creating the core 3D models with the ability to efficiently and quickly change colors/textures/environments/set-ups vs the time and cost involved in ongoing live photo shoots, Balance was commissioned to model the new Intellect table, chairs, props, and environment for the upcoming sales brochure.

Service

3D Prop/Product/Set Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering

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Intellect: Conference Room Still Rendering

Intellect: Conference Room Still Rendering

Client: KI

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Intellect: Classroom 2 Still Rendering

Intellect: Classroom 2 Still Rendering

Client: KI

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Client KI

Product Type

Still Rendering for Sales Brochure

Synopsis

For the enhanced cost effectiveness found in creating the core 3D models with the ability to efficiently and quickly change colors/textures/environments/set-ups vs the time and cost involved in ongoing live photo shoots, Balance was commissioned to model the new Intellect table, chairs, props, and environment for the upcoming sales brochure.

Service

3D Prop/Product/Set Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering

Intellect: Classroom 2 Still Rendering X

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Client KI

Product Type

Still Rendering for Sales Brochure

Synopsis

For the enhanced cost effectiveness found in creating the core 3D models with the ability to efficiently and quickly change colors/textures/environments/set-ups vs the time and cost involved in ongoing live photo shoots, Balance was commissioned to model the new Intellect table, chairs, props, and environment for the upcoming sales brochure.

Service

3D Prop/Product/Set Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering

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We All Have Roots In Seymour: Horatio Sey...

We All Have Roots In Seymour: Horatio Seymour AVATAR

Client: Seymour Historical Society

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Pullman Porter Musuem Exhibit AVATAR

Pullman Porter Musuem Exhibit AVATAR

Client: National Railroad Museum

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Client SEYMOUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Product Type

3D AVATAR - Fundraiser Spokesman

Synopsis

The Seymour Historical Society was launching into the it's fundraising phase for the design and development of the new Seymour Museum building and internal exhibits.

Balance was commissioned for the ideation and development an engaging and unique fundraising video to convey the necessity and importance of this new endeavor. Their idea of re-creating Horatio Seymour himself to aid the fundraising was instantly approved.

The final video combined the 3D Horatio Seymour AVATAR's facial/articulation animation with graphics, still photography, a professional voice over and emotional driving music bed. Balance hired talent from Disney and utilized their proprietary facial capture software, combined with traditional hand animation (and had a lot of fun with the hair) to create a dynamic AVATAR. The video has been a great success as they are breaking ground on the new building.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, 3D Modeling, Facial Capture, FauxCap Mapper, Rigging, Articulation, Animation, Texture, Lighting, Audio, Editing, Compositing

Alliances

SnB Studios - Character Voice

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Client NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM

Product Type

3D AVATAR-Exhibit Spokesman

Synopsis

The overall goal of the exhibit was to "edu-tain"- to create an entertaining and informational story/experience with an exhibit flow-thru that piques the interest and excitement of the visitor by providing an interactive versus spectator experience.

The Pullman Porter exhibit combines the traditional museum exhibit concept of models and artifacts with modern and sometimes, ultra modern technology. Balance helped to concept and create the full exhibit including: the visual brand, logo, banners, gallery guide, touch screen kiosks, videos, 3D animation, commercials, website, and fundraising video.

As part of this unique concept, Balance pitched the idea of creating a virtual Pullman Porter to act as the exhibit's Spokesperson. Working from a single black and white photograph from the 1940s, the Character Design and Animation Team designed, modeled and brought to digital life, Emanuel Hurst, an actual Pullman Porter, in a four part educational animation. Using off the shelf and proprietary software, the Balance Animation Team meticulously animated, mocapped, rotoscoped, textured, lit and edited a striking recreation, that is sure to wow visitors for years to come.

Service

Director, Producer, Creative Concept and Design, 3D Modeling, Facial Capture, FauxCap Mapper, Rigging, Articulation, Animation, Texture, Lighting, Audio, Compositing

Alliances

SnB Studios - Character Voice

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Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes Exhibit: Tawas Lighthouse Ghost

Client: Door County Maritime Museum

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Client: Ocean Park Production/Wine Studios

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Star Dogs:

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Client DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

Product Type

Museum Exhibit

Synopsis

The Door County Maritime Museum came to Balance with the challenge of creating a exhibit based on the haunted lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Balance worked with the Museum on all facets of the exhibit, including creating apparitions, practical fx, special fx, illusions, exhibit layout, and the audio soundtrack for the full exhibit to create a educational, paranormal experience for visiting patrons.

The story of the Tawas Ghost is a light-house keeper's wife heard and saw a little girl crying on the lighthouse steps. As she approached, the girl got up, ran to the light-house door, and disappeared.

Through a combination of 3D animation to create the old lighthouse, environment, and CG clouds, with the Green Screen live action actress Balance recreated the actual paranormal experience.

*Be patient - be sure to watch the whole video - it is worth it!

Service

Exhibit Ideation and Development, Talent Acquisition, Make Up and Costume, Storyboards, Director, Producer, Green Screen Film Shoot, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing, Editing, Sound Design

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Client OCEAN PARK PRODUCTION/WINE STUDIOS

Product Type

Proof of Concept-Muzzle Replacement

Synopsis

The Star Dogs is a television series based on popular Evergreen stories. The first episode going into production was based on Heidi. The unique twist-all of the characters are canines!

As a proof of concept, and in partnership with Wine Studios of Sendai, Japan, Balance was given live action, green screen test plates of the four main canine characters and tasked with making them talk.

The Challenge?

Balance only received the green screen footage from a front view without tracking markers; therefore having to interpret the movements and full muzzle in order to create a matching 3D model for the muzzle replacement. In the end, the full muzzle, whiskers, fur, teeth, tongue, and the inside of the mouth were modeled, textured, and lit to seamlessly match the canine. From there, the full 3D animation and articulation of the dogs talking brought the characters to life.

The Result

Beautifully rendered live action dogs that, talk with true believable emotion.

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Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Articulation, Tracking, Animation, Compositing

Star Dogs: "Heidi" - Grandpa/Shaggy Dog Character X

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Client OCEAN PARK PRODUCTION/WINE STUDIOS

Product Type

Proof of Concept-Muzzle Replacement

Synopsis

The Star Dogs is a television series based on popular evergreen stories. The first episode going into production was based on Heidi and the unique twist-all of the characters are canines!

As a proof of concept, and in partnership with Wine Studios of Sendai, Japan, Balance Animation Studios was given live action, green screen test plates of the four main canine characters and tasked with making them articulate to provided audio from the actors playing the characters.

The Challenge?
Balance received the green screen footage from a single view sans facial and set tracking markers making the 3D replacement extremely complicated. Having to interpret the movements by hand and with a 2d tracking software proved tenuous to create a seamless matching 3D model for the muzzle, neck and eye replacement. In the end, the full muzzle, whiskers, fur, teeth, tongue, and the inside of the mouth were modeled, textured and lit to seamlessly match the canine.

The Result
Beautifully rendered live action dogs that, talk with true believable emotion.

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Articulation, Tracking, Animation, Compositing

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Client: Ocean Park Production/Wine Studios

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Client: Ocean Park Production/Wine Studios

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Client: Outsiders Inc & Wind Dancer Films

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Star Dogs: "Heidi" - Social Worker/Hound Dog Character X

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Client OCEAN PARK PRODUCTION/WINE STUDIOS

Product Type

Proof of Concept-Muzzle Replacement

Synopsis

The Star Dogs is a television series based on popular evergreen stories. The first episode going into production was based on Heidi and the unique twist-all of the characters are canines!

As a proof of concept, and in partnership with Wine Studios of Sendai, Japan, Balance Animation Studios was given live action, green screen test plates of the four main canine characters and tasked with making them articulate to provided audio from the actors playing the characters.

The Challenge?
Balance received the green screen footage from a single view sans facial and set tracking markers making the 3D replacement extremely complicated. Having to interpret the movements by hand and with a 2d tracking software proved tenuous to create a seamless matching 3D model for the muzzle, neck and eye replacement. In the end, the full muzzle, whiskers, fur, teeth, tongue, and the inside of the mouth were modeled, textured and lit to seamlessly match the canine.

The Result
Beautifully rendered live action dogs that, talk with true believable emotion.

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Articulation, Tracking, Animation, Compositing

Star Dogs: "Heidi" - Heidi/Golden Retriever Character X

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Client OCEAN PARK PRODUCTION/WINE STUDIOS

Product Type

Proof of Concept-Muzzle Replacement

Synopsis

The Star Dogs is a television series based on popular evergreen stories. The first episode going into production was based on Heidi and the unique twist-all of the characters are canines!

As a proof of concept, and in partnership with Wine Studios of Sendai, Japan, Balance Animation Studios was given live action, green screen test plates of the four main canine characters and tasked with making them articulate to provided audio from the actors playing the characters.

The Challenge?
Balance received the green screen footage from a single view sans facial and set tracking markers making the 3D replacement extremely complicated. Having to interpret the movements by hand and with a 2D tracking software proved tenuous to create a seamless matching 3D model for the muzzle, neck and eye replacement. In the end, the full muzzle, whiskers, fur, teeth, tongue, and the inside of the mouth were modeled, textured and lit to seamlessly match the canine.

The Result

Beautifully rendered live action dogs that, talk with true believable emotion.

Service

Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, Articulation, Tracking, Animation, Compositing

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Client OUTSIDERS INC & WIND DANCER FILMS

Product Type

Logo Animation

Synopsis

The new film company was on the verge of screening their first film and their official company logo was not complete. They were attempting to use a live eagle to create their film opening logo animation, but the eagle wasn’t cooperating. Balance was brought in to create a photo-real 3D eagle breaking away from the 3D chain and stake - in the desert. With clock to the film's premiere quickly ticking, Balance was able to meet the delivery date and create a seamless experience.

Service

3-D Modeling, Texturing Mapping, Rigging, Animation, Compositing, Edit

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