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Editors' Choice

Psyop “Slightly Exaggerates” in This Insanely Gorgeous Travel Oregon Film

Editors’ Choice: Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Psyop's Kylie Matulick and Sun Creative dish up an absolute visual feast

Psyop “Slightly Exaggerates” in This Insanely Gorgeous Travel Oregon Film

It may only be March but we’ve got what could be 2018’s most beautiful commercial on our hands. 

Courtesy of Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Psyop director Kylie Matulick and the team at Sun Creature, please feast your eyes on ‘Only Slightly Exaggerated’, an other-worldly animated piece (with possible inspiration from the famed Studio Ghibli) for Travel Oregon. 

But enough of our words. Please, watch the film below and then check out a quote from director Kylie underneath.



Kylie reflects on the job: “When Travel Oregon approached us with their brief, we were beyond excited by the idea. The call for a cinematic short film that was hand crafted and fully animated, filled with the natural beauty of Oregon but elevated to new heights through magical realism was an instant "hell yes"!

“We visited Oregon and began brainstorming the particular landmarks and narrative moments that could be heightened with native animals, some mythical creatures and a little animated magic. Every destination needed to have it's own unique little moment and we had a great time experimenting with how to tell the story.

“Once the general narrative was locked in, we collaborated with the amazing Sun Creature to bring this to life. They shared the same love and passion for this project and truly brought their A-game.

“In the end, we hope that people watch the film and are simply lifted away to this beautiful part of the world. And then, go explore the real thing!"


CREDITS

Client: Travel Oregon

Agency: W+K PORTLAND
Creative Director: Jason Kreher 
Writer: Ansel Wallenfang
Art Director: Nick Stokes
Producer: Nicole Kaptur
Account Team: Kimmy Cunningham + Lindsay Varquez
Creative Manager: Leola Ristau
Executive Creative Directors: Jason Bagley + Eric Baldwin

Production: PSYOP
Directors: Kylie Matulick, Todd Mueller
Managing Director: Neysa Horsburgh
Executive Producer: Lucy Clark
Head of Production: Drew Bourneuf
Producer: Nick Read
Associate Producer: Lara Arikan
Designers: Joe Ball, Devon Manney, Andrew Park, Robin Thompson
2D Supervisor: Ryan Raith
Storyboard Artist: Max Forward
Compositors: Ryan Raith, Joe Ball, Sarah Blank, Tommy Wooh
Flame Artist: Kim Stevenson
Editors: Brett Nicoletti, Lance Pereira
Assistant Editor: Rob Cavedo 

2D Animation: SUN CREATURE
Executive Producers: Guillaume Dousse, Charlotte de la Gournerie
Producer: Guillaume Dousse
Associate Producer: Simon Lee Bresling
Line Producer: Charlotte Sanchez
Production Manager: Fie Ørnsø
Art Directors: Simon Lee Bresling, Guillaume Dousse
Animation Supervisors: Liane-Cho Han, Kenneth Ladekjær
Background Supervisor: Patrice Suau
Storyboard Artist: Liane-Cho Han
Colorscript Artist: Daniel Cacouault
Concept Artists: Patrice Suau, Daniel Cacouault, Thomas Reteuna, Ben Marsaud, Mourad Elias Seddiki, Simon Masse, Leïla Courtillon, Linnea Sterte, Luca Vitale, Lucas Durkheim, Samuel Klughertz
Character Designers: Kenneth Ladekjær, Luca Vitale
Layout Background Artists: Simon Masse, Jean-Michel Boesch, Linnea Sterte, Thomas Reteuna, Jade Khoo
Layout Posing Artists: Kenneth Ladekjær, Pierre Rütz, Mourad Elias Seddiki
Layout Compositing Artists: Birk Von Brockdorff, Anthony Lejeune
Background Painters: Patrice Suau, Simon Masse, Thomas Reteuna, Matthew Vince, Grace Liu, Sylvain Fabre, Théo Boubounelle, Alexis Liddell
Character Animators: Pierre Rütz, Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Mourad Elias Seddiki, Thibaud Petitpas, Kenneth Ladekjær, Cyrille Chauvin
FX Animators: Thibaud Petitpas, Olivier Malric, Rachid Guendouze, Ines Scheiber, Stéphane Chung, Kenneth Ladekjær, Touraj Khosravi
Clean-up Artists: Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Kay Sales, Laura Büchert Schjødt, Nawell Sdiri, Marick Queven, Sandrine Han Jin Kuang, Mette Ilene Holmriis
Color Detail Animators: Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Kay Sales, Laura Büchert Schjødt, Nawell Sdiri, Sandrine Han Jin Kuang, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Pierre Rütz, Mikkel Mainz Elkjær
Animation Color Artists: Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Kay Sales, Laura Büchert Schjødt, Nicoline de Selsted Lind, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Mikkel Mainz Elkjær
Senior Compositing Artists: Birk Von Brockdorff, Paul Ó Muiris

Music House: Walker 
Music Supervisor: Sara Matarazzo 
Executive Producer: Sara Matarazzo
Composer: James Dooley 
Orchestrator: Tim Davies 
Mixer: Steve Kaplan 
Music Performance: Live recording by the Oregon Symphony, Performed and Recorded at Arlene Schnitzer Hall 
Vice President + General Manager of Oregon Symphony: Steve Wenig
Director of Operations + Production Manager Oregon Symphony: Jacob Blaser 
Stage Manager Oregon Symphony: Brent Bowden
Audio Engineer Oregon Symphony: Tim Boot

Mix Company: Lime
Mixer: Matt Miller
Assistant Mixer: Lisa Mermelstein
Producer: Susie Boyajan + Kayla Phungglan

Category: Luggage , Travel

Genre: Animation , Scenic , Storytelling , Visual VFX