Happycamper for China Mobile: “Wireless City”

Happycamper spent the fall of 2011 working alongside China Mobile to create an ambitious mixed-media piece in Wireless City. Using a combination of traditional model-making techniques and 3D technology, the spot bridges the gap between traditional and digital mediums. With a meticulous craftsmanship, the audience remains oblivious to the integration of contrasting techniques, and the difference between what is physical and inanimate becomes indistinguishable. The result is seamless. Working from sketches, maquette models, and architectural blue-prints, Happycamper enlisted the help of Vaidas Bagonas for character design, Milford for final models and Codsteaks for the creation of small props and set building.

Check out an in-depth look into the creation of Happycamper’s Wireless City here.
Watch Happycamper’s Wireless City with subtitles here.

5 Comments

Stephen Fitz

Excellent, and more importantly: Where can I buy the song?

Ruoyu Li

prop for background?, tracking + 3d  + HDR lighting for characters? 

Robert Rosén

Yes, that´s pretty much it. We used motion control for some shots to be able to mirror certain elements  such as the trees in the apple garden and some houses.

Ruoyu Li

very nicely executed. the integration is very slick :D. what was the rendering engine you guys used?

Robert Rosén

I think Milford, who did all of the CG-production, uses renderman… But I´m not sure…

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