These CG shorts created for the New York Mets, are both cinematically lush with beautiful attention to detail and design.
Directed by Marc Dominic Rienzo, he and his team at the recently closed Digital Domain Media Group, first crafted the original film “Amazin’.”¬†The Mets loved it so much, they asked Marc and the team to make two more vfx-induced shorts targeting a younger audience, hence the birth of “Heads Up Display” and “The Ball Unleashed.”
**Recently updated with breakdowns.
I recently caught up with Marc to ask a few questions on the process and he was nice enough to share some great insight and fun imagery into the making of these films.¬† Be sure to also check out the DD/Mets action figure and baseball cards! Love those.
Q&A with Director Marc Dominic Rienzo
These are not the typical baseball films we see promoting an mlb team. How did these come about?¬†
“Amazin’” was initially created as a history-based, nostalgic, traditional baseball piece. It was so well received, we were then asked to do more. This time, they wanted the visual effects to be more visible and pronounced. The intent ¬†was to connect with a younger audience and show them baseball in a totally new and exciting way.
More process imagery and interview action this way ‚Üí