This the 3rd generation of Dell servers I get t work on. This one has all the bells and whistles you could want in your server room apparently. I wish we had these as our render farm! This was a fun spot to direct, and I got to work with great artists.
A lot of time goes into the prepping of the assets. Lyn Pizarro and Tyler Goll worked for weeks cleaning up the engineering files to make them animatable and renderable. I set up the edit with initial opengl capture animatic, with 3D camera moves. I then passed on the compositing to Shinchiro Matsuda . He took care of the intro particle looks and fx, and the motion graphics throughout the spot. Sarah Bocket was our lighting and assembly artist and did an awesome job getting the subtle material differences on this new server. Check it out for yourselves.