I worked with Universal Records and Scheme Engine to create these animations for a mini Documentary for Nelly. The brief was to visualize some of the things he was saying, which meant creating narrative scenes based on spoken word. The great thing about animation is you can be as imaginative as you want and Director Chas Todd wanted to go full on dreamscape.
This is a further development in my technique for animating people. All the "Nelly" characters actions are actually me in a mocap suit. This data is then used on a 3D rig using custom shaders to give it an anime look.
This video shows all four of the scenes I built.
Director: Chas Todd
Production Company: Scheme Engine
Exec - Producers: Sheira Rees-Davies / Dezi Catarino
Character Design: Emmanuel Okafor
Animation Studio: Cultlovesyou
Animation Director: TIm Fox
You can see the full documentary here: youtube.com/watch?v=c5is6Qeu_A4