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Awesome Inc & Bluetube Create New Adult Swim ID Evolving Thoughts
Evolving Thoughts is a new Adult Swim ID sprung forth from the imaginations of Awesome Inc and featuring music and sound by Bluetube. The first in a series of three IDs by Awesome and Bluetube, the project is the result of the networks ongoing call to creativity one that encourages companies to artfully visualize the Adult Swim identity. Evolving Thoughts features morphing objects in a stream of consciousness dreamscape. Watch it here:
eo.com/148538196Awesome Inc and Bluetube have helped shape the sights and sounds of many of Adult Swims iconic and beloved pop culture offerings from Aqua Teen Hunger Force to Too Many Cooks. With a deep knowledge of Adult Swim and the giddy delight of kids in a candy store, they seized the opportunity to run wild and create these short branded moments.
The ID project involved the entire studio at Awesome Inc with everyone – from artists to producers contributing to the development of a concept collection from which Adult Swim could choose. The selected finalists were then brought to vivid life by Awesomes design and animation team. Music and sound are integral supporting characters in the surreal vignettes. Bluetubes Michael Kohler embraced the challenge of realizing the unexpected to enhance these unfolding mini narratives. With few restrictions, Kohler had creative liberty to play with style and convention, in order to produce original tracks that reflected each mood and genre.
The Adult Swim ID Project launched in 2012 with the goal to cut through typical TV clutter to create short pieces of content to give even more life to Adult Swim on-air. The network reached out to some of their favorite animators, artists and directors with the directive: make something fun. Since then the network has aired everything from live action kung-fu shorts, to pixel art, to stop motion, and more.
Network: Adult Swim
Directed by: Awesome Inc
Executive Producer: Ashley Kohler
Producer: Brandon Betts
Design Director: Craig Sheldon
Concept Art & Design: Mark McDonald
Lead 2D Animator: Mark McDonald
2D Animators: Aaron Miller, Jeff DiMaggio, Sketch MacQuinor
Lead Compositor: Craig Sheldon
Compositor: Yujin Kim
Original Music & Sound Design: Bluetube
Composer/Sound Designer/Mixer: Michael Kohler
What is your name and your current occupation? J.J. Sedelmaier. This week I’m a filmmaker, graphic designer, cartoonist, author, curator. . .
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? I don’t know if it’d be classified as “crazy” but in school and right out of school, I worked as a waiter/bartender/asst manager in restaurants (this best thing I could have done to prepare for running a business), and also worked as a furniture stripper/salesman.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? In terms of longer form stuff, launching Beavis and Butthead for MTV, creating the Saturday TV Funhouse/Saturday Night Live cartoons with Robert Smigel (especially The Ambiguously Gay Duo !), the co-creation with Stuart Hill of Captain Linger for Cartoon Network, doing the Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law pilot for Adult Swim, and designing the Tek Jansen character and launching the cartoon series for The Colbert Report. In terms of our short form/commercial stuff, some of the highlights have been, Continue…