Three Legged Legs: Humans!

In a style reminiscent of Psyop’s Anthem, Three Legged Legs’ Humans! is a charming little short that debuted at the Otis Senior Show last week.

Everything about this piece clicks: the concept, the writing, the animation, the shading and even the voiceover talent (exceptionally good for a student piece) all fit together to make a thoroughly entertaining, well-paced experience. Adding the bit with the moon at the end created a wonderful narrative arc that sealed the deal for me.

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Casey, Greg and Reza have really put themselves on the map with Humans! I’m excited to see what they do next.

Actually, one thing I know they’ll be doing soon is updating their web presence with some other new work. I’m sure that’ll be worth checking out.

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Justin Cone

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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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21 Comments

Jon

I’ve been waiting a long time to see this and it didn’t disappoint, the ‘legs are quickly becoming one of my favourite studios. Uh, collectives. Whatever.

Clarify something for me though – are Casey, Greg and Reza all Otis students? Surely not with the commercial work they have done? Maybe I just don’t understand the American Education system…

sang

sup!!!greg, casey, reza…

i love you guys ha ha…. gogo OTIS!!! :)

AlexJ

egg-cellent. B A U-tiful. I LIKE E. Word to yo mutha. OWWWWW!

ad

the kids work fast&hard.. if you’re a go getter student with *ahem* proper direction and *ahem* industry teachers, anythings possible

jan

Some ideas or look they actually took from somewhere else:

The sun -> shynola (athlete promo)

Psyop Anthem of course

Magnifying glass (promo for super furry animals by french duo numero 6)

The little guy with the crosses for the eyes.(not sure who it belongs to)

Nice execution but some “inspiration” going on there.

iamsteve

someone tell me if im wrong but surely inspiration is what this industry is all about? i think its a great job, that has an original concept and a very attractive look about it. if some of the elements were inspired by others then great.

well done the legs,

nice work

two.oh

Erm, I don’t think it’s right to say these things are inspired by a certain piece. After all, the studios you mentioned, are not coming up with ideas out of nowhere.

jj

hmm
what flavors are we seeing
after effects , photoshop, illustrator , maybe little flash

anyone else got some ideas as to what was used for this project

carniceria

well 3d of some kind. it has the clean 3d look. but who cares this piece roxorz! i’m so jealous! but i’m glad these guyz are setting the bar high right outta school. move over those of average mograph skill!

greg

thank you so much for the comments & critique. if bricks were awesomeness, you guys would all be made of bricks.

yotam

that is one brilliant piece all around!
i really like it, great humorous storytelling thru top notch design and styling.
reminds me of mauro getty’s brainbox stuff

fiercecurry

I think the best part of this animated story is humans as virus, infecting other planets. That part is unique and original.

spiritform

I don’t think we should be so concerned with what recognizable medium gets the job done, when we already know what tools and resources at our disposal. Everything is going to slightly resemble something else we’ve seen at this point as continues to boil down into the core idea itself. I think one must remember what matters most is on the inside, not the outside. This piece has a very strong message told in a fun and humorous way, which makes it even stronger. The illustration and animation style looks pretty original too anyway, if you ask me.

Well done 3LL.

Onur Aksoy

“Some ideas or look they actually took from somewhere else”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but a majority of us are here to take ideas and be inspired aren’t we?

Well done Casey, Greg and Reza – Keep it up!

bran dj

Yeah,
Can you all insert a code that automatically rejects comments that just say
“Oh that look was copied from X…”
Boring.
Move on.
Thanks.

candace

Good work Greg, Reza, and Casey!!! who’s the voiceover?

Reza

Thanks so much for the kind words.
and a special thanks to chris do for all his help and advice.

the voice over talent is a guy that we found off of craigs list. I’m sure we will use him again in the near future.

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[…] Estos humanos de Three Legged Legs, al contrario que los protagonistas de su corto, lo hacen realmente bien. Como dicen en Motionographer, la estética recuerda a otros clásicos cracks: Psyop. […]

nanapancha

Great guys! Great work! Great everything! This should put them on the map, and Otis too! Cheers to the Legs on a Job well done! lol

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