For a Space Channel refresh, Toronto-based studio Tendril crafted immaculately detailed IDs that blend the mystery of science fiction with the delight of discovery.
While the two iron filing IDs were shot with a Sony Alpha7s and Shogun recorder, the other IDs were 100% CG, introducing some intense technical challenges. “Neon Spider” in particular had hefty rendering needs:
When it came to rendering the Spider ID, we experimented with Corona Render engine. It’s a real challenge to experiment with new software in production and in this case a fine web with very shallow-focus and heavy depth of field in addition to lots of glossy refraction was a hardcore test of its capabilities. We used a custom-mapped bokeh kernel that gave us some really nice results!
Each ID feels like a densely packed visual haiku. The process imagery on Tendril’s project page hints at the amount of design work that went into each spot.