sights and sounds
add depth and pizazz
to an increasingly
of consumer media
In pursuit of a 2018 goal to “do more passion projects,” Chicago-based video production company Demo Duck combined its “love of podcasts” and “admiration for animated sequences” to make a nifty trio of customized beginnings for three of its favorite podcasts.
The Demo-Ducked introductions to Adventure.exe, Entry Level, and Terrible, Thanks For Asking feature customized sights and sounds that add depth and pizazz to an increasingly popular form of consumer media.
“We’re all huge podcast fans and we think it’s a darn shame that movies and television shows get to have all the fun when it comes to artful intro sequences,” says Lead Writer Jarrett Hothan. “So we decided to do something about it by creating animated introductions for three of our favorite podcasts.”
ADVENTURE.EXE | ANIMATED INTRO SEQUENCE BY DEMO DUCK
The Dungeons and Dragons podcast opens with a dramatic roll call of pixelated avatars on a low-tech 3D-scape before cutting to a lone, spinning, 20-sided die.
Producer: Stephan Vandenbroucke | Creative Lead: Kelsie Ozamiz | Storyboards: Rohan McDonald | Creative Team: Petrick.co | Animation: Vova Orlov | Background: Ruslana Mirzaalieva | GUI: Misha Petrick, Oleg Kulinich | Post Effects: Pavel Borisov, Misha Petrick | Art Direction: Misha Petrick | Producer: Nadya Petrick | Music: Magic Sword, “In the Face of Evil”
ENTRY LEVEL | ANIMATED INTRO SEQUENCE BY DEMO DUCK
A Saturday morning kids-style cartoon gets a funked-up urban groove at the beginning of Entry Level, a podcast about “all those jobs we’ve had that sucked” by former Saturday Night Live cast member Brooks Wheelan.
Producer: Kelsie Ozamiz | Creative Lead: Jarrett Hothan | Design: Katie Cantrell | Animation: Monique Wray | Music: Drennon Davis
TERRIBLE, THANKS FOR ASKING | ANIMATED INTRO SEQUENCE BY DEMO DUCK
Black line drawings on a bright yellow canvas create a stark and somewhat detached mood that resembles an animated Albert Calder drawing for Nora McInerny’s “funny / sad / uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness.”
Producers: Laura Irons and Theresa Brooks | Associate Creative Director: Kelsie Ozamiz | Script: Kelsie Ozamiz | Art Direction: Rohan McDonald | Storyboards, Design & Animatic: Rohan McDonald | Animation: Martiniano García (Fú) | Theme Music: Geoffrey Lamar Wilson | Voice & Host: Nora McInerny
About Demo Duck
Demo Duck is a is a small team of curious people who make video for business. Inspired to understand and identify what makes companies special, they transform the what, the why, and the how into video. The company has spent the past seven years learning about businesses small and large, new and old, local and abroad. Its passion is to create video content that helps clients accomplish anything.
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