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Client Concept Development

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Timbuktoons began by creating our own line of short format animations and since has produced over 60 hours of original creative content for clients all over the world. Our work has appeared in direct to DVD series, commercials, webisodes, IMAG for conferences and events, museums and mobile games.

We offer pre-production and 2D animation services from concept to delivery including character design, visual development, backgrounds, layouts, limited animation, frame by frame animation, sound design and more!

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Client Concept Development

  1. 1. TBT Services Case Studies:Concept Development for ClientsFor more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork
  2. 2. We cut our teeth on cartoons...when we got teeth. We started with a cartoon camel, now weSpecialties have enough animated animals to fill a• Digital & Traditional• Character Design zoo (and humans too)!• Storyboards• Game Assets Timbuktoons began by creating our own line of short format• Art Direction• Backgrounds animations and since has produced over 60 hours of original• Ketchup (no really.) creative content for clients all over the world. Our work has appeared in direct to DVD series, commercials, webisodes,Software IMAG for conferences and events, museums and mobile games.• Adobe Illustrator• Adobe Flash We offer pre-production and 2D animation services from• Adobe Photoshop• Art Rage concept to delivery including character design, visual• Sketchbook Pro development, backgrounds, layouts, limited animation, frame• Storyboard Pro by frame animation, sound design and more!• Harmony• Pen and paperFor more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork
  3. 3. Jellyfish is the creative shop founded by Phil Vischer to develop new faith-based projects for kids andfamilies. Prior to founding Jellyfish, Phil founded Big Idea Productions and led the team that broughtVeggieTales to life.Jellyfish Labs/Phil VischerQuackey’s Questions
  4. 4. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Jellyfish Labs/Phil Vischer Quackey’s Questions VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer neededChallenge• Develop the style and art development for his trike-riding, time-traveling direction for the show• Produce the title sequence duck show. and two 5 minute shorts• Visually test how a cute little blue animated Vischer wanted Timbuktoons to visual develop and produce the show duckling could ride a trike, time travel, blow bubbles open and first two episodes for his new preschool show concept, and communicate. Quacky’s Questions. Quacky is a little duck with big questions and a great imagination. Using his time traveling tricycle, Quacky bumpsSolution• Used a mix of symbol and into key historical figures to get his answers. frame by frame animation• Used a combination of Flash and After Effects We had six weeks for development and production of the first short and five weeks for the second. For production, we used Flash for symbol based and full animation, and After Effects for compositing and effects.
  5. 5. The mission statement of VA is “to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise ‘To care for him who shall have borne the battle,and for his widow, and his orphan’ by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.”Department of Veteran AffairsSuperSCO “how-to” Webisodes
  6. 6. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Department of Veteran Affairs SuperSCO “how-to” Webisodes Changes in the Post 9/11 GI Bill, a law thatChallenge• Explain complex and provides educational benefits to veterans, technical concepts• Encourage the use of the 100 page SCO Handbook made new training for School Certifying• Create engaging and fun videos that make the facts Officials (SCOs) necessary. more memorable Under the changes, veterans received expanded benefits and theSolution ability to enroll in a wider variety of vocational training. SCOs, the• Combined limited animation with motion representatives at schools responsible for certifying eligible veteran graphics to save costs and explain changes easier students, needed more information about the changes and how that• Employed a superhero theme to show SCOs as would affect the processing of the benefit. the frontline support for veteran students• Used tongue-in-cheek Timbuktoons co-developed a series concept of fun animated “how- humor to explain technical concepts in a fun way to” videos to encourage, inspire and train SCOs on new reporting procedures for helping former military in their educational endeavors.
  7. 7. Catholic Stewardship Consultants is a consulting firm that provides customized stewardshipservices to parishes to encourage a growing sense of community, improved offertory figures, andincreased volunteerism.Catholic Stewardship Consultants, Inc.Triple T Team
  8. 8. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Catholic Stewardship Consultants, Inc. Triple T Team Catholic Stewardship Consultants wantedChallenge to entertain and educate children about• Develop the concept as an IP versus a one-off short• Produce the pilot episode stewardship as a way of life. in a small period of time• Create characters that personify the three CSC’s consulting services help parishes encourage stewardship in their elements of stewardship: communities. Timbuktoons was asked to develop a show concept that Time, Talent and Treasure• Engage children with an would encourage those virtues in children too since giving back your entertaining story while communicating required time, talent and treasure is not an “adults only” message. client messaging Stewart Ship is a bored tween that questions the purpose of justSolution• Developed a backstory and about everything. That is, until he receives a mysterious gift that personality for each of the characters opens his eyes to making a difference in the world by sharing his God-• Produced multiple episodes each focusing given time, talent, and treasure. on one character and component of stewardship• Used a “hero and his robots” theme to unpack key messaging for children
  9. 9. Orbie for Orphans is a non-profit organization founded by the entertainment company OodlesWorld to create awareness, advance the rescue of orphans worldwide and provide education aboutresources for adoption and foster care.Orbie for OrphansOrbie: Pilot Episode
  10. 10. For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork Orbie for Orphans Orbie: Pilot Episode Orbie for Orphans wanted to use animationChallenge to show orphans and foster children that they• Adapt existing CG characters to 2D animation• Produce almost 10 minutes are special. within a short timeframe• Switch to a new pipeline for frame by frame animation Orbie for Orphans wanted a pilot episode for their animated using Harmony curriculum in development that’s designed for the specific needs of• Craft a creative storyline while including specific orphans worldwide. Timbuktoons worked with Orbie for Orphans to required content develop the series (story, character design, art direction) and produceSolution the short.• Implement three different pipelines for three different art directions In production we used three pipelines for the different styled• Crew up for various pre- production and production animated segments. The majority of the episode is frame by frame elements animation created digitally in Toon Boom’s Harmony. Another segment (“Orbie’s Story”) was produced in After Effects using illustrator assets. The third segment (“Bo’s Flashback”) was symbol based animation produced in Flash.
  11. 11. Make Timbuktoons your choice for keeping your project on scope, budget and time.Partial Client List• ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Why use a cloud studio for your next great project? Home Edition• The Discovery Channel• The National Archives Simple...budget, talent and technology.• Jellyfish Labs/Phil Vischer• Compassion International• Veterans Administration• Graebel Relocation Get big market, network quality without paying LA, NY or ATL prices.• Willow Creek Association We crew up and down depending on your project’s needs. Our talent• Saddleback Church• Tim Hawkins pool is fresh and global and the tools we use make you feel like we’re• National Concrete & Masonry Association right in the next room.• Department of the Interior• Department of Justice All of this helps us keep your project on scope, budget and time.For more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork
  12. 12. We’re your animation oasis in the clouds.Recent Awards• 2012: Telly Award (Gold)• 2011: Davey Award (Gold), Addy (Silver), Addy (Gold), Telly Award (Bronze)• 2010 Addy (Silver), Addy (2 Gold), “Best Animation” Contact Us (706) 854-7704Get up to 30% tax creditGeorgia’s Entertainment info@timbuktoons.comIndustry Investment Actprovides a tax credit forsingle production or on 7013 Evans Town Center Blvd. Suite 102multiple projects. Evans GA 30809These tax credits createsignificant cost savingsfor companies producingfeature films, tv series, musicvideos and commercials, aswell as interactive gamesand animation.For more information:GA Production IncentivesFor more information: http://timbuktoons.com/recentwork

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