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DANCING DIABLO CREATES STOP-MOTION FOR CHIPS AHOY!
|May 17, 2007
Cut down :07
and :08 versions will also air in May as "live interviews" with Chunky, the
Chips Ahoy! spokes-cookie, and the hosts of Telemundo's Cotorreando and Cada Dia programs. According to Dancing
Diablo executive producer Diego Sanchez, pre-production, boards and animatics
were done at Dancing Diablo/Caracas.
The animation and the shoot were executed
at Dancing Diablo/NY. Post production was completed at the facility's Venezuela
office.In each of the
bumpers the chocolate-loaded Chunky character is being interviewed - much like
a celebrity - addressing questions regarding his success and shape. Director of
stop motion Elanna Allen posed Chunky frame-by-frame to create the body
language needed to support the dialogue track.
"I began by listening to the audio track, maybe
20-30 times, until I could hear it in my head without looking at a script,"
says Allen. "Then, I pictured where he would put his body with each cue and
made extensive notes. Next, I broke down the audio into 30ths and logged every
sound and once I knew what sound was where I noted where each acting point
would occur and methodically implemented each move so Chunky's performance
would appear spontaneous."
The Dancing Diablo creative team also
included creative director Beatriz Helena Ramos, director of photography
Michael Eder and compositor José Antonio Ojea.
Sound design and audio post took place at Sound
and Vision in NYC, with Joe Casalino serving as engineer. Stock music, obtained
from NYC's Propeller, was used for the underscore.