The Salesman


Role

Concept
Direction
Design
Production

Client

Personal

Credits

Co-Creator: Tina Dueholm

Description

Outtakes from a 50's vintage commercial starring salesman Larry Brown doing everything possible to get the job done.

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Scope
The goal of the project was to create a humorous animated short containing outtakes from a typical 50's television commercial. Achieving that required extensive research and analysis of television commercials and vintage style from the 50's. Larry Brown was designed to be the host, a real stereotype with a twist. He is extremely devoted to delivering an outstanding performance but he is also quite neurotic about his appearance which causes some troubles. The outtakes were mostly dialogue driven so in order to deliver a convincing performance a lot of attention was put on facial animations. To simulate the look and sound of the 50's, noise and distortion was added to the visuals and audio.


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