Costa Sunglasses // Project Guyana from Giant Ant on Vimeo.

Costa, makers of the clearest & raddest fishing sunglasses on the planet, asked us to tell the amazing story of their work in Guyana. The sport fishing industry relies on conservation, and they’ve jumped in with both feet.

We took inspiration from the art, colours, and music of Guyana to create this mixed perspective tour of the jungle, and the wildlife that live there. Voiced by the hunky John Corbett.

Client: Costa Sunglasses
Agency: Giant Ant
Directed by: Giant Ant
Producer: Brant Cheetham
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Script: Jay Grandin
Art Direction: Lucas Brooking
Design: Lucas Brooking, Jay Grandin
Animation Direction: Jorge Canedo Estrada
Animation/Compositing: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Matt James, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Jay Grandin
Music: Ryland Haggis
Sound FX: Cory Hawthorne
VO Direction: Leah Nelson
Voice Talent: John Corbett

Craft Collective: Raglan Longboards from Tom McCarten on Vimeo.

Tasked with doing the titles for the Mac’s Craft Collective mini doco series we figured we would get hands on. We got the logo shield and letters laser cut from wood and we painted them up and then gleefully animated them up.

Agency: Shine
Production Company: Augusto (
Director/Camera Operator: Leon Kirkbeck
Producer: Rob Malloch
DoP: Drew McGeorge
Gaffer: Thad Lawrence
Logo Design/Customisation for wood: Penny Dombroski
Stopmotion Animation: Tom McCarten
Compositing: Tom McCarten

The 42 Below Cocktail World Cup from Tom McCarten on Vimeo.

Freelancing at Two Heads in Auckland, I got the opportunity to do design/illustration and animation as the designated graphics guy for the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup which is held annually in Auckland. Was a lot of fun playing around with colours and type and the grindhouse meets Sherlock Holmes title sequence brief. Was helped out a lot by the fact that the boys shot a whole lot of slick slo-mo. We put together live event graphics including 7 team videos, holding animations, a promo video for the whole event and a mini Doco about the Mary Shelley Sour. This is just a quick mash up of some parts I liked and is not being used commercially. Fun project and an intense two weeks.
Song by Dizzee Rascal

Fox Life Spring from Plenty on Vimeo.

Fox asked us to create a special package to celebrate the beginning of the spring time in the northern hemisphere.
With a clear channel concept “We want it or not, spring bursts into our lives. Simply comes and changes us. Almost without realizing it, brings out the best of us” and three very funny scripts we created a fresh package following the guidelines of Fox Life Worlwide, the brand image we developed a year ago.
Meanwhile, here we welcome to autumn!

Creative Director: Pablo Alfieri
Art Director: Sebastian Curi
Animation Director: Hernán Estevez
Script: Natalia Español, Mariano Barreiro, Florencia Picco (Fox)
2D & 3D Design: Guido Lambertini, Pablo Alfieri, Sebastian Curi & Nicolás Castro
3D Modeling: Ago Carrera, Juan Martín Miyagi & Sebastian Curi
2D Animation: Hernán Estevez, Matias Petroli, Sebastian Curi & Guido Lambertini
3D Animation: Guido Lambertini, Matias Petroli & Sebastian Curi
3D Lighting & Shading: Ago Carrera, Pablo Alfieri & Matias Mastrogiano
3D Rendering: Agostina Carrera & Sebastian Curi
Postproduction: Sebastian Curi
Montage & Edition: Sebastian Curi
Production: Inés Palmas
Year: 2014

Client: Fox International Channels
Project: Fox Life Spring
Directed by: Fox International Channels
VP Global Branding & Creative: Florencia Picco
Global Branding Director: Mariano Barreiro
Global Art Director: Natalia Español