Michael Jackson Illusion by Pulse

Some of you may not be aware but I am currently collaborating with an incredible team while developing ART STORY.  The guys over at PULSE represent some of the finest visual effects artists and business minds in the world.  John Textor , Frank Patterson and Jim Berney have been amazing. I was fortunate to work with some of these guys while developing “The Legend of Tembo” and and glad to be doing so again.

You may have seen their work recently at the Billboard Music Awards. They created an “illusion” at the show of a 3D projected Michael Jackson performing “Slave To The Rhythm” off his new album Xscape – To date the video has already been viewed by more than 20 Million people world wide.

Pretty cool huh? I was fortunate enough to get to see this project come to life behind the scenes and even provided a few notes on the animation when asked.  There will be more on this collaboration coming soon but I wanted to take the time to share this with you if you had not seen it.

I’ve also included some “behind the scenes” videos as well as an interview John Textor and Frank Patterson gave to the USA Today

Enjoy!

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About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

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