House Special Shines Bright in New Spot for California’s Energy Upgrade


By The Portland Egotist / / It’s always great to see a new animated spot from the crew at House Special. Their stop motion animation piece for California’s new energy upgrade plan is fun to watch and has that Portlandy, Laika feel to it that speaks to creative studio’s roots. CREDITS Client: California Public Utilities Commission Agency: DDB SF Animation Production: HouseSpecial Director: Aaron Sorenson Creative Director: Kirk Kelley Executive Producer: Lourri Hammack Sr Producer: Rebecca Bowen Art Director: Gee Staughton DP: John Nolan Editor: Cam Williams Flame Artist: Rex Carter See all credits in the full article. DESIGN Storyboards: Aaron Sorenson Background/Environment Design: Jenn Ely Character Design, Illustration: Stephen Bodin, Alan Cook FABRICATION Character Fabrication Lead : Katie Mello Character Fabrication: Margaret Meyer, Chris Ohlgren, Suzanne Twining Set Fabrication Lead: Rob Melchior Set & Prop Fabrication: Clay Connally, Jake Hauswirth, Matt Reslier, Joe Schmidt, Emma Van Halsema Set Painter: Jess Bronk STAGE Animator: Chris Ohlgren, Suzanne Twining Swing/Electric/Grip: Jake Hauswirth Wrangler: Rob Melchior Motion Control: John Nolan Fabrication/Stage Dept. Manager: Erica Johnson CG Nuke Compositing: John Corbett PRODUCTION SUPPORT Production Coordinator: Alix Iverson Production Assistant: Kelli Sawyer, Alex Webster POST PRODUCTION Media Tech Support: Dino Coons Editorial/Post Dept. Manager: Cam Williams DDB SF Head of Production: Marla Ulrich Creative Director: Sam Brown Art Director/ACD: Aubrey Day Copywriter/ACD: Rachel Jamieson Account Director: Lindsey Lucero Account Manager: Amanda Fuller Jr. Account Manager: Matthew Draughter MUSIC/SOUND Music Supervisor: Brian Jones Music: Bang California Public Utilities Commission San Francisco, CA Executive Div, Supervisor: Stephanie Green Executive Div, News & Outreach: Daisy Yee