Bazillion Pictures Wins Gold National ADDY

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Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:26 -- Nick Dager

Bazillion Pictures won an ADDY for The Monument Comes AliveBazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at the American Advertising Federation 2015 Award Show for The Monument Comes Alive, a 3D animated projection mapping of Union Station in Kansas City.

The studio’s team of artists created the 3D animation, motion graphics, and visual effects, and crafted the architectural projection mapped video that transformed the iconic building into a giant canvas for its centennial celebration. The multi-media visual experience tells Union Station’s story and shows how it adapted and persevered through a tumultuous century.

The AAF ADDY Awards is a three-tiered competition dedicated to recognizing the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising at the local, district and national levels. Bazillion Pictures’ received top honors for The Monument Comes Alive at all three events. 

The video won Gold awards in the Out Of Home/Animated and Elements of Advertising/Visual categories at the Kansas City AAF ADDYS.  Union Station Kansas City: The Monument Comes Alive also swept this year’s District 9 ADDY competition, garnering Overall Best of Show, and a Gold ADDY for  Projection Mapping - Elements of Advertising / Animation or Special Effects.

Bazillion Pictures was also awarded a Gold ADDY from the Kansas City AAF in the Advertising Industry/Self-Promotion-Digital Advertising category for Groundhog – Undisclosed Weather Expert Tells All. The latest installment of its digital promo series, the 2014 episode showcases  animation and visual effects  studio’s character animation skills. 

Bazillion Pictures owner and creative director, Jeff Beith, right, with AAF president and CEO, James Datri. The accolades from the ADDY Awards came on the heels of the The Monument Comes Alive receiving top honors at the TELLY Awards in the Film/Video-Outdoor/Environmental-Non Traditional category. Bazillion Pictures also produced a ‘Behind-the-Scenes' video that follows the making of The Monument Comes Alive, which won a Silver ADDY in the ‘Direct Marketing/Specialty Items’ category.

Produced by Quixotic, The Monument Comes Alive was powered by twelve 20K lumen HD digital projectors that seamlessly mapped the video to the intricate architectural details of Union Station’s Beaux-Art façade.


Type: 3D Animated Architectural Projection mapping

Product: Union Station 100th Anniversary Event

Title:  Union Station Kansas City: “The Monument Comes Alive” 

Length: 10:00 min

Client: Union Station, Kansas City

President/CEO: George Guastello

Event Production Company: Quixotic (Kansas City)

Executive Creative Director: Anthony Magliano

Executive Producer: Mica Thomas

Visual Producer: Stephen Goldblatt

Production Manager: Josh Inman

Projection Tech: Joao Beira 

Animation + VFX Company: Bazillion Pictures (Kansas City) 

The Monument Comes AliveOwner/Creative Director: Jeff Beith

Executive Producer: Diann Roche

Animators/VFX Artists: David Humenczuk, Tyler Keith, Brian Lynas, Ben Dallman, Jon Kendrick, Robert Grace, David Ray

3D Modeling & Texturing: Jon Kendrick, Ben Dallman, Brian Lynas

Editorial + Finishing: Company: Bazillion Pictures (Kansas City)

Editing, Compositing, and Finishing: Tyler Keith, David Humenczuk 

Audio Post Company: BicMedia (Kansas City)

Mixer: Julian Bickford

Original Music Score: Julian Bickford, BicMedia, Shane Borth, Quixotic

The Monument Comes Alive  ‘The Monument Comes Alive.’

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