This summer Long Winter got to rock and roll on a fast-paced, commercial short film for Moondog Animation Studio! Their talented team does excellent work across the board, and we were honored to work with their studio on this exciting and adventurous short for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
The film was commissioned for the purposes of teaching the next generation about the history of the aircraft carrier Yorktown in a fun and accessible way, and giving children a glimpse of the strength of character of those who serve our country.
One of the characters Long Winter helped model, rig, and animate is a revision of the Yorktown’s much-loved mascot, Scrappy. Scrappy was a real dog who lived on the aircraft carrier in 1943, providing companionship to those serving in World War II on the historic ship. This high adventure film follows Scrappy and his sidekick seagull, Stewart, as they enjoy their friendship among the challenges of wartime.
Below is a first look at some of the screenshots from the short film. You can see more of our work in the full video, which we’ll publish soon on our blog, so stay tuned!
Did you know we build custom characters?
Long Winter is proud to do high-quality custom modeling, rigging, and animation for studios and schools. No project is too big or too small! Some of our recent clients include CG Spectrum, VFS, Sheridan College, Calabash Animation, DIG Animation (see our post on some of our work with them), and MOONDOG Animation. See a full list of our media partners on our Media Partners page. For a free quote on your next custom character, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.