Creative director Beirne Lowry and the Mr. Wonderful team
researched the event and created an open that incorporates archival footage,
along with 3D graphics. Geometric animated ribbons are used to represent the
air currents that work with and against the boats as they depart from their
The studio used Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Flame on
the project and delivered it in both NTSC and PAL formats. The series began
airing on Versus in May and continues through early July.
Mara Smalley and Frank Farella served as designers for Mr.
Wonderful. Rick Malwitz, Mark Thompson, Min Cho, Frank Farella and Rachel Riggs
all contributed toward the animation.
RotoFactory's Trevor Bajus and Matt St. Leger handled
rotoscoping and compositing.