PROJECT: OMG HOLIDAY
"Come Together" is a piece that examines the details of our difference in an elegant, abstract way. The objects represent myriad cultures, countries practices. We come together in one united symbol of unity, a ring, a wreath of peace and good tidings. During a time of isolation and remote working, we asked ourselves, "How can we show unity in a global company when everyone is physically separated?" We realized everyone had one common connection - working off their OMG laptops. Also, from a technical perspective, we experimented with the idea of merging stop-motion and 3D animation together, seamlessly. This also worked with the concept of "unity" by unifying two different techniques. Surprisingly, this project won 8 media awards: 1 Silver, MUSE Creative Awards. 1 Gold, Vega Awards. 1 Gold, NYX Awards. 1 Platinum, Viddy Awards. 1 Platinum, Hermes Creative Awards. 1 Gold, AVA Digital Awards. 1 Golds MarCom Awards. 1 Platinum, DotComm Awards. Music: Chrisitan Conyers Motion Designer: David Szmit Editor: Christian Conyers Stop-Motion: David Szmit Creative Director / 3D artist: Ryan DeCarlo Executive Director: Athena Maroulis
Demo Reel 2022 (the 10th reel) showcases Ry’s Creative Director and Designer credentials. On his first nine Demo Reels, Ryan DeCarlo established himself as a skilled motion graphic artist, who could hold his own in the freelance circuit, often hired alongside industry-leading creative directors, artists, and production studios. Rather than defend his experience editing a montage of corporate commercials, theatrical/broadcast work, and typical trends, he edits together a reel that echoes more as digital fine art—revealing a fragment of personal styles, imagination, and craftsmanship. That unknowingly has influenced other creative directors, artists, and studios. This new reel and website are teasers of what’s to come from this new Creative Director. Enjoy!