Tonight at 10 p.m. (Eastern Time) "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" premiers on your local PBS channel. I did the artwork for the segment titled "Men in Black," written by Colby Buzzell.

Check out the TV schedule for showtimes.


Blogger Beth Sotelo said...

Wow. I just caught this particular segment on PBS and wanted to send my compliments.

1:37 AM  
Blogger saul said...

Just caught your animated segment on PBS last night. And after a bit of searching around, finally located you. You should really ask to get your credits put on the web site.

Anyway, BIG kudos to your "Men in Black" piece. Loved it. Your artwork is really nice. Who did the after effects compositing? The overall direction of the animation is really well done. Your artwork really makes the whole piece come together. Again, great work.

12:25 PM  
Blogger ckoelle said...

Thanks for such kind words.

The actual animation was done by a group of guys called The Law of Few. They really did a great job with the artwork.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Emmett said...

Hey...Just sawe a clip on Cartoonbrew.
Amazing stuff. Really powerful.
You know how to draw.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Bowler said...

Hey Chris, just saw your piece on YouTube and wanted to compliment you on the excellent work. I saw the clip on PBS and meant to Tivo it so I could watch this piece later, and never got around to it :)

I know you didn't do the compositing/animating/camera stuff, but I love it because it reminds me of the Metal Gear Solid Digital Comic stuff.

Can you talk a little bit about how you did the art? It almost looks like it was drawn in Flash (thick bold linework).

4:06 PM  
Blogger Andreas said...

Really nice work(all the other artwork on your blog too by the way).

I'm studying animation (2nd year in Brussels) and I like the way this was done.
And the artwork is just brilliant!

10:21 AM  
Blogger ckoelle said...

The artwork was done entirely in Photoshop, using a simple custom brush I made. To give the animators as much flexibility and freedom as possible, I tried to give them lots of layers to work with--background, middle ground, foreground, figures, and even effects like dust, bullets, powerlines, buildings, debris from explosions, etc. were all drawn and painted on their own layer. I tried to give the animators all that variety, while at the same time keep the number of layers from being overwhelming. It was really a fantastic learning experience for me, in so many ways.

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey..Frickin amazing video.I saw it on via pbs and blogged it.Alot of ppl are trying to figure out who the hell u are.I been getting email all day about your video.I will redirect all traffic from my site to here.Damn man nice work...

1:00 AM  
Blogger TDE said...

Great work, found it through digg today, blogged it.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Eugene said...

Brilliant artwork Mr. Koelle. I can imagine it took a lot of cooperation to produce something like this. Very well done.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Garrett said...

Great work. This blew me away the first time I saw it. Incredible job by you and the guys at the Law of Few.

10:10 PM  

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