Author Archives for Dave Waite

Animated Music Video for the Dimestore Dolls

August 3, 2022 4:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The song “Down to Mechanics” by the Dimestore Dolls tells the story of someone who on paper should be a perfect fit but in reality, everything is wrong. To animate the video, we imagined a comic-book inspired look with limited, jerky-type movement of a Frankenstein-esque creature who comes to life, rises up and gazes upon a skyscraper in the distance, thinking it’s his true love. As the mechanical monster gets closer, he realizes it’s all been a terrible mistake…and disaster... Read More

New York Film Academy Producer's Pitchfest

NYFA Producer’s Pitchfest

September 10, 2020 6:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last week the New York Film Academy hosted their Producer’s Pitchfest and asked me to judge the pitches. This year, it was virtual on Zoom. Students joined in from all over the world including Thailand, the Ukraine, Russia and across the U.S. What stood out was the amount of time and effort put into the pitches by the students. It was encouraging to see the passion they have for the industry and making their ideas come to life. Wishing them... Read More

Zookeeper Zoom Animated Calls

Zookeeper Zoom Calls

August 31, 2020 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sick of endless Zoom calls? We’re not! We’ve figured out a way to make them super fun. Back in March, we started working with our friends on Adobe’s advanced product team to turn our puppets into characters for video conferencing calls. Suddenly, you are talking to an animated character live and seeing them react with real-time triggers. If you want to see how it works, drop us a line. 

Bad Drones Film Title Design by Zookeeper

Bad Drones Title Design

August 26, 2020 5:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Foreboding and dark, we aimed to invoke a sense of urgency as technology jolts sideways and askew. We created the motion graphics for the title design for the upcoming sci-fi film Bad Drones from Coaloptix Entertainment.

3D Printing N95 Masks

3D Printing N95 Masks

April 10, 2020 10:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve been printing N95 masks with our 3D printer using open-source templates we’ve found online. We’re searching for elastic, which is sold out everywhere. Still experimenting with material to be used inside. We’ll keep these printing these in the coming weeks. 

Broadcast animation illustration

Building robots?

February 11, 2020 6:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re sworn to secrecy but here’s a sliver from a broadcast animation project we’re working on to start the year. Excited to share more soon…

Soccer Documentary Logo Design

Soccer in the City now on Amazon Prime

January 4, 2020 7:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re excited to share that Soccer in the City has just dropped on Amazon Prime. Our team created the documentary’s opening title animation, and designed and animated the logo and show graphics. Check out our case study on we put it all together.