6.19.2008

Mick Hucknall



Here's a new Virgin Media ad featuring the popular Simply Red frontman. I was fortunate enough to have done the character design, modeling, texturing and supervision. I am so proud of my studio-mates and the amazing animation, rendering, lighting, interior, compositing, editing, modeling and everything else they put into it. It turned out great, and there are more to come! These can be seen in the UK (nationwide) in Odeon and Cineworld theatres.

17 comments:

dan said...

Wow! Nice work Joe. Very impressive!

Moyse said...

The more I watch this ad, the funnier it gets. The humour of the script and the humour in your character design match so well! Well done Joe! I'd even buy the product...oh, hold on, I've already got it. ;-)

Mark Behm said...

Heh heh. Very cool. Didn't know you did 3d as well.

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

It got real gross when the nurse turned into Richard Branson. Great job bro. Its amazing to see your artwork animated.

Steve said...

Awesome Joe! Congrats to you and the team, outstanding job!

Tim Bye said...

I did not expect Branson at the end!!! Wonderful stuff Joe

Vincenzo said...

Very Sweeet!!!!

Francis Vallejo said...

nice work joe, congrats!

are you going to be at comic-con?

Nelson Santos said...

splendid brilliant job clap clap clap!

PALO said...

Hey! I like your cartoon work very much. The inks and style are impressive... Great! Greetings from Argentina.

PATRICK HARRINGTON said...

Friggin HILLARIOUS stuff Joe!
Had to watch it 4-5 times to get all the witty dialogue and Hucknall's voice sounds kinda like Sanchez's voicebox on The PJ's.
LOVE THE EYEBALL IN THE COOLER-Big Brother!
Can't wait to see more
Great job to you and all the team!

galvinator said...

Brilliant work!

robertc said...

wonderful work! you do modeling too?

Joe Bluhm said...

Thanks, everyone. The first commercial gets reviewed this week, and I can't wait to see if it is a hit or a flop. Either way, it was a success of goals.

Francis, yes I'll be at comic-con.. announcement tomorrow on the blogg-o!

Robert- yes, I do 3D modeling as well. I'm still a rookie, but the character head models here are 90% my work and the big female doctor is 100% my final design, model and texture! It's fun, but nothing beats drawing and designing. :)

Frances said...

Loved it, great job

Fran

Kitsch said...

A friend of mine is trying to do a transcript of this for an English class. Any chance you could let me know what is the nurses final line before Hucknall leaves, and what he says to the blond nurse?

Can't make them out at all. Cheers!

Joe Bluhm said...

Kitsch: I understand your dilemma! The accent is quite broken. :)

The German doctor yells: "NURSE, take Herr Curlers away to begin his treatment!"

And Hucknall follows with: "It's eh... it's Hucknall."

I hope this helps.