Columbus Zoo "Wildlights" event video

This project consisted of creating a fully-animated seamlessly-looping video to be projected on Columbus Zoo's Vanishing Giants building facade during their annual nighttime holiday event, Wildlights.

After initial ideation session with the internal team, I produced the video start-to-finish: visual/story concepts, storyboards, writing, scene design/layout/narrative, character/fx animation, finishing, rendering, and delivery).

Project details: Fully-animated, looping, projected video – consisting of 4 original stories (based on characters from their Wildlights commercial) + 4 original transitions. Lights activated within scenes to be in sync with real lights surrounding building.

 

Role: Creative + art direction, concept development, story development, storyboarding, 2D design, 3D modeling, 2D + 3D animation, and motion design.

Tools: C4D, AE, AI, PS, Procreate

 

Video screenshots (4 main comps + 4 transitions)

Sample storyboards (scene 1)

Concept art process