Portfolio Category: Featured Selection

Vans 50th

Directed by: Reza Rasoli Produced by: Pet Gorilla Congratulations to Vans for reaching their 50th birthday. Here are a few stop motion stories we crafted to guide you through some of their historic moments. Can you spot all the different animation techniques? Be sure to check out the behind the scenes as we walk through …

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Revolve Clothing Spring Emily Ratajwoski

Raise eyebrows. Turn heads. Stand out. I had the pleasure of directing and producing this video for Revolve Clothing ‘s Spring launch featuring actor/model Emily Ratajowski. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes interview as well! https://vimeo.com/86140954 Credits: REVOLVE CLOTHING Creative Director/ Sara X Fashion Editor/ Lindsey Cummins Producer/ Leslie Umali PRODUCTION/ POST …

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UPH Not A Hugger

Whats it gonna take to get this guy to give out a hug!? Director: Reza Rasoli DP: Benjamin Kitchens

Microsoft Zune

These are real life felt puppets, and they are puppeted by real life fleshy puppeteers, not computers. Wrote and directed “Piece of Me, Piece of You” for agency 72 and Sunny and Microsoft Zune. Co-Directed by: Reza Rasoli (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn @ Three Legged Legs)

Method + Virgin Atlantic

Be a little bit more courteous when you’re traveling, “we’re all in this together”, don’t be a jerk, its a long flight. Co-directed by Reza Rasoli (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn @ Three Legged Legs)

Comcast Dog Bone

Give all these puppers the bones! A spot directed for Ogilvy Director: Reza Rasoli DP: Ryan Helfant

UNIF Clothing

For the release of UNIF Clothing‘s Don’t Care Bears skateboard decks, we thought up a concept and strategy to  introduce a live action version of the 04 individual characters printed on the decks. Each character is personified with the bears unique trait; high brutal, drunk, and dead. UNIF Don’t Skate. Directed by Reza Rasoli Produced …

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UPH Dragon Mom

A sweet moment between a dragon and her daughter for UPH Director: Reza Rasoli DP: Benjamin Kitchens

Future! Taco! Meow!

Written and Directed by Greg Gunn and Reza Rasoli Starring: Dan Millstein as Stew/Max’s ego Jesse Benjamin as Max Kat Palardy as Ozzi Storyboard Artist: Ben Kendall Character Design: Chuck BB, Maximus Pauson Character Art Direction: Tuna Bora Background Art Direction: Paul Kim Prop Design: Wendy Park Animation: Rachel Yonda, Ross Plaskow, Michael Relth, Oliver …

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UPH Dancing Grandpa

Who said dancing can’t save the day? Literally no one, but check out this Grandpa dancing and saving the day. For UPH. Director: Reza Rasoli DP: Benjamin Kitchens

LA Lets Be Friends

Robots, creatures, and colors OH MY! Watch as the city of Los Angeles is completely taken over by happy creatures, robots, and flying doodads inspired by the work of Jeff Soto. Be sure to look him up if you aren’t familiar with his work, JeffSoto.com. Grow a smile LA 🙂 co-directed by Reza Rasoli + …

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Sprint Nascar

I helped creative direct and bring these ferocious light monsters to life by using a little bit ( a lot of bit) of cel drawn animation and digital trickery. The result is a high octane fueled monster race for our partners at Goodby Silverstein + Sprint + Nascar. Check out the making of here.

Starbucks Breakfast

Digital paper was created to animate this charming little commercial for Starbucks. And done did it in literally 5 days or something, wild! Co-Directed by Reza Rasoli (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn, @ Three Legged Legs)

N.A.S.A. + Kanye West + Santigold Gifted

Co-Directed by Reza Rasoli + (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn @ Three Legged Legs) Three and a half minutes of space psychedelia set to N.A.S.A.’s sweet track featuring Kanye West + Santigold ! Check out the behind the scenes here. Co-Directed by Reza Rasoli + (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn @ Three Legged Legs)

AMP Energy Drink

Three, count em three, action packed 2d traditional character animation for Amp Energy drinks for the X Games. Check out the behind the scenes here. Co-Directed by Reza Rasoli + (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn @ Three Legged Legs)

Skype

A motion test showcasing one of the many features of Skype. With a fun little group at Blind we custom designed clay crafted characters and props, and brought them to life via stop motion and digital trickery. Co-Directed by Reza Rasoli and Greg Gunn Produced at Blind Sound Design by David Kamp