Adobe x Netflix – The Great Untold

Netflix + Adobe – the #TheGreatUntold campaign invited young filmmakers to submit an original trailer for a chance to make their short films with actual Netflix directors and creators. 

In order to increase interest and engagement in the campaign, we partnered with both Adobe and Netflix to choose content and shape creative topics to share with the audience. 

Our first task was to survey and propose series content from Netflix that we thought would offer inspiring material for these young filmmakers to learn from. We winnowed our original list of 16 shows down to four: Mindhunter, Queen Sono, Waffles & Mochi, and Last Chance U.

We offered how-to’s for editorial, motion graphics, audio, illustrated animations, as well as color grading to help make their submissions really sing.

As is often the case these days, we had to plan and design for all social pushes (#alltheaspectratios) which resulted in a whopping 64 final deliverables! We especially loved digging into the Netflix shows to make the tutorials – in each case we highlighted some of the qualities of the shows or documentary film. So much great content!

 

Adobe x Netflix Tutorials – Set the mood like Mindhunter

 

Adobe x Netflix Tutorials – Make impactful titles like Last Chance U

 

Adobe x Netflix Tutorials – Create animations like Waffles + Mochi

 

Adobe x Netflix Tutorials – Turn up the drama like Queen Sono

Help Save Newark Wetlands!

One of the last significant unprotected wetland areas in San Francisco Bay is at risk of being lost to development. Developers are seeking to import over 100,000 truckloads of fill to construct 469 “executive houses” atop 500-acres of baylands in the City of Newark called “Newark Area 4” that has long been recommended by Bay scientists and climate experts for protection, restoration and inclusion in the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Skycar Creative is proud to have produced the video for the campaign and to join with over a dozen conservation and climate organizations in supporting the Save Newark Wetlands campaign in seeking to stop this development — and instead secure the permanent protection, restoration and inclusion of Newark Area 4 in the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Watch this newly-released 4-minute video featuring prominent Bay scientists and climate adaptation experts, and then take action by signing this new petition calling for the permanent protection of Newark Area 4.

Adobe Aero Brand Film

The Adobe Aero team invited us to continue the story from a film we made last year for Illustrator on the iPad. We brought back our hero who is now working with Aero and pushing creative boundaries with augmented reality.

We had a blast shooting this one and getting to play with some beautiful Illustrator assets made by Jhonny Núñez. And If you want to try Aero yourself, we also made a tutorial you can view here.

A new case study for Stellar!

We recently finished a second case study film for Stellar, this time about their work with DSTOQ. In the process, we made some new production friends overseas, working with local crews in Liechtenstein (where DSTOQ is based) and in South Africa. Check out the film to learn how DSTOQ makes investing more accessible and affordable using the Stellar blockchain. Or, just watch for the gorgeous drone shots!

Cel Animation for Adobe Sign

We are excited to share our latest animated piece for Adobe demonstrating the “enhanced e-sign” feature in Acrobat Pro DC. The Adobe team provided this fun script about a dog walking business that was a joy for us to illustrate and animate (big dog lovers here at Skycar). Shoutout to Devin Earthman and the rest of the hardworking team who helped make this new fancy film for proper pups.

Skycar 2020 Year in Review

2020. Unforgettable. It was many things, critically important, life altering, transformative and also, of course devastating. Our hearts break for the loss of life and financial hardships on so many of our friends and families, members of our communities. We are also grateful for the social upheaval that points to critical changes that need to happen in order to usher in a more fair and just world. Skycar pledged 1% of our profits to important work that reflects this value, with funds going to groups like the Bail Project, BLM, Direct Relief, Richmond Emergency Food Pantry, Complete Pictures as well as other environmental groups.

Stellar Case Study

We partnered with Nigerian and Parisian film crews to capture footage for a company that we are excited to work with, the Stellar Development Foundation. We zoomed in the dead of night to direct the crews and witness these beautiful places thanks to robust Wifi, coffee and fancy technology. It’s a new world, very small, and surprisingly productive.