Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ella website

In 2005 I collaborated with Smashing Ideas to produce a companion site for the Ella books. To visit the site, click here.

I created original artwork for the site environments and some of the non-animated props. Animated objects were re-drawn in Flash by studio animators Laura Tulio (intro sequence), Jason Medisky (Ella) and Doug Gordon (props, rollovers). I was concerned at first that the charcoal renderings wouldn't mesh well with the flatter vector artwork, but in the end it felt like everything hung together pretty well. A huge shout-out to Smashing Ideas and Steve Jackson for investing so much time and energy to the site!

Ella is currently in development for television by The Cookie Jar Group. Which is very cool, but since a lot of properties are developed but never actually make it to the screen Carmela and I are keeping our optimism on the cautious side. We've been encouraged by the episode synopses, which seem very clever and cute, and we've been told we should see concept artwork soon!



3 comments:

HCH said...

Beautiful site Steve. I'm curious about how much time went into building the site and how much traffic you got over the years. - Hayes

Steven D'Amico said...

Thanks Hayes...
SI spent an estimated 50k on the site in resources. Good question about traffic, I know that it's tracked but haven't checked in a long time. I'l find out and let you know...

Steve

Alli said...

I love the font from Ella! Is there anywhere I can find it?