May 29, 2012
I’ve always loved drawing and visualising imagined worlds, designing quirky characters and storyboarding scripts. It’s a very simple and direct way to organize your thoughts before the laborious 3D process goes into full swing.
An intrinsic part of the initial design concepts for Comfort was client presentable concept art. I had the good fortune, right through the campaign, to work very creatively with Ogilvy & Mather, on new character, prop and environment designs within the established Cloth World template.
Whether it’s Andy’s tour bus or the Chrysler Building inspired cloth skyscapers of Silk City, I enjoyed incorporating a deco aesthetic within this framework that became the blueprint for all design work.
With character design, I’m fascinated with creating convincing personalities that have instant audience empathy. Sometimes low end budgets have prevented me from designing unique characters so I’ve directed my team to construct new characters out of separate body parts. For example, Andy’s mother (as featured in the Mother in Law spot in the archive section) was made by taking Andy’s head, changing the hair and grafting it onto the body of a secondary female character.
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"What an awesome director: not only amazing with clients, very creative and always happy to help anytime of the day. It was a pleasure working with Scott and I hope to again soon."
SALLY MILLERProducer - Ogilvy & Mather, London
"Scott was a great guy to have on the team, very competent, friendly and committed to the job at hand. A great fit in any team and I would think also a great team leader."
JOHN HOMERLead Character TD - WETA PRODUCTIONS, NZ
"Scott always goes the extra mile to make sure the finest quality work is delivered."
JAN HAYNESProducer - WETA PRODUCTIONS, NZ
"The standard of animation has always been excellent. The work we have created together has run on a global stage. There have always been sequence changes to reflect local market issues, some quite complex, but Scott has always managed them well. Deadlines have never been missed in the 5 years this campaign has run. I wouldn’t hesitate one second in recommending Scott for any job. Big or small, he puts the same enthusiasm in to every commercial, even a pack change out!”
KEVIN GEEVESCreative Director - Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore
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