Studio Doulzia presents... "DANG IS INVINCIBLE" http://tinyurl.com/ha26hj6
Originally debuted on Adult Swim's Toonami (2/25/17)
"Studio Doulzia is a young, indie, 2D animation studio with an authentic but also uniquely nostalgic quality to creating work.
As a diverse and international team largely made up of marginalized people native to and currently residing in the USA, Canada, and Japan we celebrate our own distinctive personal experiences, embracing our familiarities and learning from our differences.
We would hope that not only artists would be inspired by our model to spread the concept of universal togetherness and invest energy to make that a part of their own lives . For animators, we hope to demonstrate that you can do this with or without industry. You don’t need anyone’s permission, you can carve out your own space.
Our overarching goal is crafting feature film animation reflective of groups unfairly censored or underrepresented in media; POC and LGBTQ people, While refining Doulzia’s house aesthetics. As well as stretch the culture of animation to reach disciplines in fashion and music.
The premise stated by the films director, founder of Doulzia Alex Pierre:
“Conceptually the video parallels Mike's stream of consciousness and the narrative style of rap. The video follows Studio Doulzia's Noul (the protagonist of their film concept Skeletonblood) moving through train cars in a New York Subway Q Train. Noul anxiously looks for a train car where she can feel at ease, her journey speaks to finding assurance and humor in the subtle unfamiliarities that exist within the atmosphere of intimate settings like train cars, that otherwise could make a person feel vulnerable. The song felt really visceral, and we wanted to capture that as much as we can visually.”
With this film, we set a standard of quality for the future works to expect from us.
Thankful to Open Mike for giving us a shot on this video - hope you guys hit us up on twitter and other social media, continue to look out for more of our work in the future."
Directed by Alex Pierre Music Producer Paul White Vocals Open Mike Eagle
Art Director: Suzuka Kishida Lead Animator: Nijuku Core Animation Team: Sam Speck & Lukas Anderson Additional Animation: Silver Paul, Suzuka Kishida Pixel Animation/Art: Alex Pierre Character Design: Suzuka Kishida & Alex Pierre Animation Cleanup/Color: Seth McGhee, Nijuku, Sam Speck, Lukas Anderson, Alex Pierre, Yvonne Ho Background Art: Suzuka Kishida Storyboards: Alex Pierre Compositor: Eric Bradford Translation: Daniel Ruiz, Eric Bradford Skeletonblood created by Alex Pierre Animation Assistance: Kofi Fiagome, Jay Luo Logo Vector: CYKNG Audio Assitance: Brian Perry Translation: Sohail Oz Ali Color/Lighting Advice: Yog Joshi And Pumpkin
Mello Music Group, 2017 Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth