The creative direction for Super Bowl LV was built off the NFL’s theme of SEA, SAND, SIEGE. For the Open, the pirate ship in the stadium seemed like a perfect place to begin.
From the Sea, a ship is arriving.
Cannons fire, sending scalding hot cannonballs soaring across the sky.
One of them hits the ground, sand exploding outward.
Embers breathe life into the sand, which takes a new form.
A man, made of sand and light, emerges.
He immediately sees cannonballs tearing through the air.
Trails of embers coalesce into a spiraling football.
He stretches as far as he can, catches it, and smashes back to Earth.
The sand swirls upward to become the Super Bowl logo
as burning embers fuse the sand into steel.
It was very cool to play a part in the process of creating mixed-reality visuals experienced by so many.
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Cosmic MindPersonal Project, 2021
TENCENTDesign + Execution, 2020 (Ntropic)
The GrammysVFX, 2020 (Ntropic)
Reality via PerceptionPersonal Project, 2020
Sand Water FirePersonal Project, 2020
Lost In SpaceDesign + Execution, 2019 (The Resistance)
The SecretVFX, 2019 (Resistance)
Landscape PaintingPersonal Project, 2018
Justice LeagueDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)
PeriscapeCreative Direction + Execution, 2017
United States NavyDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)
CastrolVFX, 2014 (Suspect)
Easy SkankingPersonal Project, 2015
Jamaica's 50th AnniversaryDesign + Execution, 2012 (Water Works)
The Monkey KingDesign + Execution, 2013 (Global Star)
Rebirth of GaeaPersonal Project, 2012
Flowing MeditationPersonal Project, 2011
Nebulaic EmbryoPersonal Project, 2012
ShapeshifterVFX + Compositing, 2010 (Charlex)
ToshibaDesign + Execution, 2007 (Charlex)
MMsCompositing, 2005 (Charlex)
Verizon "It's The Network"Compositing, 2005 (Charlex)
One Rat ShortCompositing + UI, 2006 (Charlex)
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