Autofuss 001: Katelyn

You may recall that we interviewed an internal motion design team at agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners that went by the name The Action Cats. The Cats made a splash with their entry in the Adobe See What’s Possible challenge, The Experiment.

They’ve since broken off from GS&P to form a new studio, Autofuss. To announce their birth, Autofuss recently posted an in-house short starring the incredibly cute Katelyn. I can’t quite verbalize why this project pulls me in, but it does. It’s subtle and magical, with a strangely charming denouement that feels perfectly paced and well-earned.

I’ll be keeping my eye on Autofuss. I think they’re going to make some great work.

Thanks to Jarratt for the initial tip!

Directors: Randy Stowell & Jeff Linnell
Producer: Julia Scahill
DP: Devin Whetstone
Editor: Jess Bianchi
Designer: Lisa Mishima
Animators: Colin Trenter, Chris Kelly

Music Composition and Sound Design: johnnyrandom


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Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.

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  • echolab

    wow! very nice way to launch! bright futures ahead…

  • That was pretty sweet. Very nice.

  • Yeah! A very nice progression of unexpected moments.

  • wow. :) makes so much sense with so little. good way to launch. I would only switch the vimeo player for a nice clean QT :D good luck autofuss

  • really nice!

  • Greg


  • conceptx

    they have my attention :)

  • look at their studio! holy crap.

    • yeah right its crazy! With motion control and all!?

      • i love the pic of the person sliding down the banister. their studio is a dream come true. chapeu!

  • what a perfect way to launch – really captures the excitement of a new idea

  • Their studio is like WOW?! (a quick segue) I really like their short, it’s very cute and it does capture the excitement of the new idea. It’s really nice.

  • Am I the only one who thinks that this schmaltzy short is not the best way to announce one’s opening for business?

    • Yes, I think an inflatable gorilla with a massive GRAND OPENING banner would have been much more effective.

    • leahzero

      I think it’s brilliant piece of heartstring-tugging marketing, not made to impress designers.

  • Nikkons

    i really like this piece, though i concur with iline.

  • morgan

    Hah. Think I need to use her for my next pitch.