About the project:
We've always wanted to do a cool opener for a show but we don't have a client that are willing to pay us to do that kind of project for them since we haven't done it before. So what's our solution? You guessed it correctly! Spec Work! The idea of this project is to make it look like we are doing an opener for an animated show. We even made a back story of this "fake" show, that the two samurai are brothers. Our inspiration for this in terms of style is Samurai Jack. We tried to make it look flat at the same time cinematic. We have also designed the title sequence like its going to be on a commercial spot on T.V. 

Production : Plainly Simple Studios
Creative Director : Marvin Te
Project Manager : Jerrick Mosot
Design : Ann Megg Arbotante
Storyboard : Marvin Te
Animation : Marvin Te and Jay Septimo
Illustration : Ann Megg Arbotante
Sound Design : Tirso Tan Jr.
Character Exploration
Color Study
One of the things we did early on was to test out some colors. We created different variations of the mood of the overall video. Getting the mood correctly was important for us. It helps tell the story
And the winner is...
We decided to go with the last color study. It's the mood we wanted to go for. We also changed how the shadows would pan out for the character. We also distorted the background to give it more depth and intensity.
Type exploration
Initial Sketches
Rendered Style Frames
Title sequence motion boards
Animation tests
Thank you for viewing! Thanks for appreciating! :)