Greetings!

In the entrance area of the newest Las Vegas attraction, the Hi Linq Roller, visitors can see our animations while waiting for their ride. We created two 3 min animations for this large scale projection, one of them titled "Elvis".  A lot of details were poured into this spot and we ended up with over 9803 files and a ton of layers in AfterEffects. Here are some stills and the video (which is hard to see on the web, because of the extreme wide dimension and it also may take a little time to load).  It was fun to create all these weird Las Vegas characters.  We played with classical Vegas icons, shot an Elvis impersonator, put glitz and glitter into photoshop, stop motion and AfterEffects animations.  See for yourself in real size... Go to the official grand opening this memorial day weekend and enjoy the ride! I will meet you there. 
In the meantime, there are some Viva Events you might want to check out, see below. 
Go Vegas, Baby!
 
Ulrike 
 
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love. create. inspire.


PS: I love the "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2" end credits! Who created those? 
Events and Workshops:

Lucidity Festival:
I will speak at lucidity festival about how producing art and creativity is a required and in demand in the new connection economy.  
Saturday, April 12th, 4 pm, Wisdom Keepers, Fishbon University Stage
 
Creative Night at Viva Design:
We will create characters and objects out of recycled materials and will stop motion animate them
in the style of our famous papercup characters.
Thursday, April 24th, 5.30pm to 9pm
This is a free event, please bring food, drink and ideas to share.
Rsvp required.
 
Summercamp!
Yeah! Inga and I will be teaching a summer camp again...all about animation!
I am looking forward to that one! It will be at Vita Arts in Ventura, June 16-20th from 1-4pm.
Geared towards teens ages 13 and up, we will demonstrate how you can animate with various different gadgets (low tech/high tech) and create your own titles, animations, stories. This will be a blast. 
 

VIVA DESIGN

 

Viva Design generates out-of the box ideas and produces motion graphics that are simpler, smarter, more memorable, playful, sparkly, fast and furious.

Viva Design Inc. was founded in 1998 by Ulrike Kerber. Based in Santa Barbara, California, it has won awards and nominations such as The Television Academy Emmy nomination, New York Festival, BDA, Omni Awards, Type Directors' Club Award, and Art Director's Club Award. In addition to its own Love to Read brand, Viva Design has produced branding for clients such as ABC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon-Noggin, Travel Channel, Warner Brothers and Oprah's OWN. For more information, please visit www.VivaDesign.com.

For any inquiries about workshops or broadcast design please contact:
Ulrike Kerber, creative director, Ulrike@vivadesign.com

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Kids learn the use of stopmotion animation as creative tool and an excellent exercise in persistence and staying in the moment.    
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