About this video
Step into the world of Ghost Kidz! Lil' ILL and Filth-E join forces with West Coast rap superstar Vince Staples in their electrifying debut video, "Goin' Off!” TONIC DNA is thrilled to be part of this exciting project from Superplastic! Academy Award-nominee Robert Valley brings his trademark hyper-graphic and unmistakable animation style to this multi-part video series. “Goin Off” finds the hip-hop duo immersed in desert-saturated colors, distorted designs, and blended 3D and 2D techniques to create a rambunctious trip into a new sonic universe. We loved working alongside Valley and the Superplastic team to turn this ambitious vision into a reality. Achieving Robert Valley's signature 2D look in 3D was no easy task, especially when the two techniques appear side by side for “Goin’ Off!” We scoured his previous works and tried to get as close as we could, and Valley provided very detailed color studies and drawovers to guide the team. There was a total collaboration between lighting and comp, where what came out of 3D lighting renders wasn't meant to be close to the final look but to give as many tools to comp to achieve the stylized result. The FX portion was entirely done with a 2D style in traditional animation and is across both universes. This allows a common thread between both portions of the video. For the portion of the video entirely in 2D animation, we used a cut-out technique and created puppets based on Valley’s designs. For our animation team, working with a well-known 2D director like Robert Valley was truly an honor, and we are proud of the final results.
About Tonic DNA
Credits: Created by: Superplastic Director: Robert Valley Executive Producer: Stefanie Bitton Senior Producer: Frédérique Parenteau Production Coordinator: Stefen Lamontagne Technical Coordinator: Elisa Cura Concept, animatic and designs: Robert Valley Matte Painting & Design: Michael Renaud David Goldstyn 3D Team CG Supervisor: Kim Fredette Animation Supervisor: Wiley Townsend Modelling artists : Kim Fredette Lisandre Thériault-Brunet Maxime Pelletier Rigging artist: Kim Fredette Texture artists: Kim Fredette Lisandre Thériault-Brunet Maxime Pelletier 3D Animators : Wiley Townsend Alien Ma Alfonso Cindy Foucault Laurent Pelletier Magelan Fournier-Cozic 2D FX for 3D scenes: Leyenda Lighting artist : Lisandre Thériault-Brunet Compositor: Marta Grasso Alien Ma Alfonso