Thursday, September 22, 2011
Director Chris Stifel has done it again! His "Bellator" spot for MTV2 redefines the visual signature of this popular sport. His subjects transcend the ordinary and become superhuman, gutsy, powerful demigods of sports and entertainment. Each shot is galvanized in astonishing detail and fused with textures, motion and punch. Above are a few boards I designed for the spot. I worked with a General's Draughting pencil No. G314 on animation paper, in addition to ink studies which I scanned and painted digitally for the final boards. The full Bellator spot can be viewed by visiting Chris's web site at http://stifelnyc.com/live/ and clicking on "Director Reel 2."