The Cleveland Show Season 1 is a 4 DVD box set with custom motion main
menu loops on each DVD as well as static sub menus for all the options and
features. The set includes 21 episodes spanning the 4 disc set. We tried to
make each DVD animation include only characters from the episodes for
that particular disc.
The design process started with all the staff submitting their concept in a
written paragraph. The client chose the "Disco-Psychedelic" concept that
described a motion design that starts with the flower stage seen in the
opening title and adds a disco dance floor, fashion runway and ball pit.
All animation and sound work was completed in After Effects CS3. Roto-
scoping the the dance scene was especially challenging because it also
required extensive editing using "Time Remapping" and a final pass of
compositing to remove all the moving mouths because in the original scene
the characters are singing. Trapcode Particular and Starglow are used to
generate the sparkles around the type and confetti. Source footage for the
characters is DVCAM video and everything else is created in Photoshop
and After Effects. Type design, and all static menus designed by
Company Wide Shut.
CLIENT: COMPANY WIDE SHUT