DUCK, long known for its robust and versatile directorial roster, brought together 10 of its best artists for a monster 12-spot campaign for the United States Olympic Committee via Y&R. In a continuation of the "Team Behind the Team" campaign, each of the animated spots tells the story of one US Olympic athlete and the special relationships that helped him or her rise to the pinnacle of his or her sport, and features a unique aesthetic and animated style.
"Y&R came to DUCK because they knew we were one of the few studios out there that could fulfill their request to make 12 thematically similar spots that each had a very different look and feel," noted DUCK EP Mark Medernach. "This is a massively important project that really shows off the incredible depth of talent that we've amassed at DUCK. The variety and quality of the work is breathtaking."
Client: United States Olympic CommitteeCampaign Title: The Team Behind The TeamAir Date: June 2012Agency: Y&RChief Creative Officer: Jim Elliot Global CDs: Andrew McKechinie, Marc SobierCreative Director: Cliff SkeeteArt Director: Jon Leachman Copywriter: Andrew McMurchie Executive Director of Content Production: Nathy AviramExecutive Producer of Music: Jessica DierauerSenior Content Producer: Robert BeckProducer: Jona Goodman Live Action Production Company: B House FilmsLive Action Director: Adam Ballachey Animation Company: DUCK StudiosExecutive Producer: Mark MedernachProduction Coordinator: Sophia RichardEditor(s): Amanda Pettibone, Katie YorkMusic: Elias Arts Executive Producer: Kala ShermanCreative Director: Greg GriffithProducer: Jeff FiorelloAudio: Heard CityExecutive Producer: Gloria PitagorskyMixer: Jodie LevineBershawn Jackson (featured)Production Co: DUCK StudiosDirector: Roger ChouinardDUCK Studios Executive Producer: Mark MedernachDUCK Studios Production Coordinator: Sophia RichardDUCK Studios Editor: Amanda PettiboneJohn Orozco (featured)Production Co: DUCK StudiosSMOG Director: MoisÃ©s ArancibiaSMOG Producer: Ricardo GonzÃ¡lezSMOG Animation: Patricio Molina, Felipe VargasSMOG Designs: MoisÃ©s Arancibia, RaÃºl BurgosDUCK Studios Executive Producer: Mark MedernachDUCK Studios Production Coordinator: Sophia RichardDUCK Studios Editor(s): Amanda Pettibone, Katie YorkLolo Jones (featured)Production Co: DUCK StudiosDirector: Jeong-A SeongDUCK Studios Executive Producer: Mark MedernachDUCK Studios Production Coordinator: Sophia RichardDUCK Studios Editor(s): Amanda Pettibone, Katie York