We had the pleasure of spending some time with Stefan Sagmeister at the recent FITC Toronto conference in April, 2014, and he had some things to say.
See Sagmeister in Calgary at the CAMP Festival
Calgary, Alberta • Sept 8-9, 2014 • campfestival.ca
Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh
Stefan Sagmeister formed the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO and the Guggenheim Museum. Having been nominated eight times, he finally won two Grammy Awards for the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne package designs. He has also earned practically every important international design award.
In 2008 Stefan authored a comprehensive book titled “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far”, published by Abrams. Solo shows of Sagmeister Inc’s work have been mounted in Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne, Berlin, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Miami.
Stefan teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively on all continents. In 2012 young designer Jessica Walsh became a partner and the company was renamed into Sagmeister & Walsh. A native of Austria, he received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York. After his studies he worked as a Creative Director for Leo Burnett in Hong Kong and for M&Co. in New York.
Directed by BRVTVS
We used LH Auto Rig 1.0 created by Ludovic Habas for the characters’ rigging - cg-animation.com
Facial and motorcycles riggings were done by Lucas Morandi - fr.linkedin.com/pub/lucas-morandi/53/9a3/2b9
This project was able to see the light of day thanks to Armand Béraud and Machine Molle, who kindly hosted us for two months - machinemolle.com
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Directed by Colin Hesterly
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Animation / Character Design - Yassir Rasan
Design & Compositing - Colin Hesterly
Score - Cyrille Marchesseau
Sound Design - Julien Begault
Breakdown is included in the video.
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A ManvsMachine project.
I worked on this launch campaign video for Nike’s KD7, Kevin Durant’s 7th shoe together with the in-house team at ManvsMachine, I did various tasks including r&d, design/modelling, rigging and some particle effects.
Concept, Design, Direction:
NBC Sports approached us to create a launch spot for their new flagship show: Sports Talk. The show cuts through the typical chatter, gets behind the stats and digs for the real story.
Against a script themed around data overload, we built a graphic stream of box scores, headlines, field goal percentages, tournament brackets and photographs. Our camera scrubs through dimensional data, looking for connections, breaking stories apart and eventually slicing through the clutter.
Exectuive Creative Director: Greg Hahn
Creative Director: Ryan Moore
Producer: Ryan McLaughin
Art Director: Matt Tragesser
Design: Ryan Moore, Matt Tragesser
Animation: Gabriel Regentin, Sean Eno, Bryan Cobonpue
Working as part of the in-house team at ManvsMachine, I worked on shaders for the heart and some smoke effects. A number of studios were given the task to produce three sting’s, each with their own particular phrase, to concept, design and produce the individual items.
Concept, Design, Direction:
Nike / Mercurial Superfly / ‘Revolution of Speed’
Directors cut, 2014.
I was working as part of the in-house team at ManvsMachine, I did various tasks including RND, shattering/simulation, knitting, packshot, smoke/particle effects.
Design & Direction:
Client: FX Networks
VP, Broadcast Design: Albert Romero
Art Director: Amie Nguyen
On-Air Producer: Michael Perez
Logo Design: FX
Production Company: DIA
Creative Director: Mitch Paone
Lead Designer: Mitch Paone
Animator: Jerry Liu
Photography: Alan Ortiz
Executive Producer: Meg Donohoe
Reel Track: Mice Parade
Motion Design: Tolga Ozisik
Sound Design: Eser Karaca
Used Computer Graphic techniques. I created like sound visuals to tell a minimal story. Sound has a shape in mind. It is reminiscent of something, So sounds empower imagination like feeding it.
Cosmosƒ Plugin “Advanced Stochastic Synthesizer”
What is Cosmosƒ?
Cosmosƒ is a tool which is made for computer music and sound design. It does truely use the computer for sonic calculation and digital audio rendering, the kind of which is impossible to do by hand.
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This is one was a little bit different for us – more of a live action, cut and paste, polish up number to be precise.
It’s all about Puma’s Cell technology, which is something that makes sporty people do things that little bit faster and better than other sporty people.
Produced & Directed: Art&Graft
Agency: GBH Design