Carmichael Lynch Minneapolis and Smoke & Mirrors New York (SMNY) recreates the Bambi-on-ice scene for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Cute.

from Smoke & Mirrors New York (SMNY):

Via our recently ramped up 3D department we were able to create, rig, animate and render the entire project in under a month. Smoke & Mirrors filmed the live-action backgrounds in Central Park, then the Manhattan skyline was replaced with the Denver Museum area in post.

Every detail from the ice cracking under the reptile's tremendous weight, to ice chips flying from its slipping feet were rendered to create a believable, cohesive scene.

Client: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Spot Title: Dinosaur
Air Date: June 2009

Agency: Carmichael Lynch, MN
Senior Writer: Ellie Anderson
Senior Art Director: Brad Harrison
Chief Creative Officer: Jim Nelson
Executive Integrated Producer: Brynn Hausmann
Director of Business Affairs: Vicki Oachs
Director of Integrated Production: Joe Grundhoefer

Prod Company: Smoke & Mirrors/NY
Director: Sean Broughton

Post/Effects: Smoke & Mirrors/NY
CD: Sean Brougton
Live Action Director: Steven Parish
Lead Sr. CG Artist(s): Steven Parish, Michael Donovan
Lighting: Steven Parish
Lead Animator: Serkan Ertekin
CG Generalist/Tracker: Wei Louie
Lead Modeler: Greg Calas
Sr. Flame Artist: Nic Seresin
EP: Celest Gilbert

Editorial: Smoke & Mirrors/NY
Editor: Sean Broughton

Telecine/Grade: Smoke & Mirrors/NY

Sound Design: Brahmstedt White Noise
Sound Designer: Carl White

Music: The Nutcracker
Composer: Tchaikovsky

Shoot Location: Central Park


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