Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Adventure Time ReMix

Here's a fun little video to kick off the new season of Adventure Time

Adventure Time ReMix from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Writer / Producer Craig Gordon Editor Jon Dilling Sound Design Michael Kohler

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hall of Game 2014

Hall of Game returns to Cartoon Network for a final year? Check it out.

Hall of Game - Content Piece from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Hall of Game - Voting promo from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Hall of Game - Appearances promo from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Chip Duffey did a great job putting together this year's promotion campaign.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Adventure Time Balloon

This year Cartoon Network has an Adventure Time Balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of the ballon.

Adventure Time Macy's Balloon from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"Contest"

As a part of Cartoon Network's Pro-Social Anti-Bullying campaign Stuart Snyder, President of Cartoon Netowk, personally introduces the World Premiere of "Contest"

"Contest" Promo 30 from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Writer / Producer Matt McElhannon Editor Jon Dilling

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"It's What You Do"

It's What You Do from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Director Danny Boyle Writer / Producer Matt McElhannon Editor Jon Dilling

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dreamwork's Dragons Season 2

Here are a series of promos I did for Season 2 of Dreamwork's Dragons Defenders of Berk.

Dreamworks Dragons Season 2 Promo 120 from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Dreamworks Dragons Season 2 Promo 60 from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Dreamworks Dragons Season 2 Promo 30 from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

Tom Bingham directed. Matt McElhannon wrote and produced. I edited. They star one of my all time favorite Atlanta funny guys, Marc Farley

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Repurposed Animation

From time to time I'm asked to take an existing scene from a cartoon and re-edit the lip flap and action to match a new script. This is often a faster and cheaper way produce animated content than having new animation created from scratch. The process involves blocking the scene to a scratch track, re-voicing the characters, and retiming the animation to match the audio. This first clip is the original scene taken from an episode of The Looney Tunes Show.

LT Orig from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

And here is the repurposed scene once I've replaced the audio and retimed the animation. This particular application was used to promote Cartoon Network's annual "June Bugs" stunt.

JuneBugs from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

This next scene is the original scene from an episode of Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated.

Scooby Orig from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

And here is the scene after I've replaced the audio and retimed the animation.

Back2Scoob from Jon Dilling on Vimeo.

This particular bump was 1 of 12 pieces in lengths from 5 to 20 seconds. They were used as interstitial programming during a back to school weekend of Scooby Doo programming. The challenges of this kind of work have changed over the years I've been doing it. Many years ago, animation was shot on film just like movies. The difficulties back then were often associated with the imperfections of the medium. Gate weave, film grain, and exposure fluctuations often made it hard to achieve a clean and convincing final product. As technology changed, animation moved to digital production. Now using After Effects and Photoshop, I can replace background images, stabilize scenes that wiggle, and remap mouth shapes to characters where they didn't exist before. All of this, and I can't draw!