Art Direction, Motion Design

Sweet Crude

Client:

Sandy Cioffi

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Sweet Crude is a documentary film that reveals the sad realities about the struggle that oil has brought to the Niger Delta.

Belle & Wissell contributed overall art direction from rough cut through final cut, and developed a system of look-and-feel for typographic treatments for titles, lower-thirds, and credits. The studio designed a series of motion graphics including Adobe After Effects templates to be applied throughout the film during post-production.

The studio worked closely with director Sandy Cioffi and producer Kate Wolf to develop a visual language that was appropriate for presenting this extremely important content.

Using textures and lighting effects with motion design, a style guide and motion system was established and then extended by the larger team of motion designers.

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Sweet Crude

Project Accolades:

Variety “Sweet Crude” John Anderson, 2009
The New York Times “Two Shots at One Target: Oil Polluters” John Anderson, 2009
CNN “A look at the very human cost of Nigeria’s oil wealth.” 2009
KUOW Weekday, 2009
Seattle Times, 2009

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Art Director: Gabe Kean
Motion Design Lead: Aaron Hedquist
Producer: Marq Dean

Additional Project Credits

Director: Sandy Cioffi
Producer: Kate Wolf
Motion Graphics Director: Scott Garner
Motion Designer: Eugene Kong
Producer, Writer: Leslye Wood
Producer: Tammi Simms
Executive Producer: Jody Hall
Executive Producer: Menno Van Wyk
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Rudolf
Cinematographer: Sean Porter
Writer, Editor: Jill Freidburg
Original Score, Music Supervisor: Julie Wolf
Art Director: Joyce McAndrews
Original Paintings: Melinda Hannigan
Camera, Producer: Cliff Worsham
Producer, Sound (Nigeria Unit): Laurie Hicks
Dramaturge: Meagan Walker
Sound Design: Bad Animals
Post Production: Modern Digital
Associate Producer: Joel Bisina
Associate Producer: Ryan Hauck
Associate Producer: Mary Ella Keblusek
Associate Producer: Kendra E. Thornbury

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Art Director: Gabe Kean
Motion Design Lead: Aaron Hedquist
Producer: Marq Dean

Additional Project Credits

Director: Sandy Cioffi
Producer: Kate Wolf
Motion Graphics Director: Scott Garner
Motion Designer: Eugene Kong
Producer, Writer: Leslye Wood
Producer: Tammi Simms
Executive Producer: Jody Hall
Executive Producer: Menno Van Wyk
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Rudolf
Cinematographer: Sean Porter
Writer, Editor: Jill Freidburg
Original Score, Music Supervisor: Julie Wolf
Art Director: Joyce McAndrews
Original Paintings: Melinda Hannigan
Camera, Producer: Cliff Worsham
Producer, Sound (Nigeria Unit): Laurie Hicks
Dramaturge: Meagan Walker
Sound Design: Bad Animals
Post Production: Modern Digital
Associate Producer: Joel Bisina
Associate Producer: Ryan Hauck
Associate Producer: Mary Ella Keblusek
Associate Producer: Kendra E. Thornbury

Sweet Crude is a documentary film that reveals the sad realities about the struggle that oil has brought to the Niger Delta.

Belle & Wissell contributed overall art direction from rough cut through final cut, and developed a system of look-and-feel for typographic treatments for titles, lower-thirds, and credits. The studio designed a series of motion graphics including Adobe After Effects templates to be applied throughout the film during post-production.

The studio worked closely with director Sandy Cioffi and producer Kate Wolf to develop a visual language that was appropriate for presenting this extremely important content.

Using textures and lighting effects with motion design, a style guide and motion system was established and then extended by the larger team of motion designers.

Visit Website:

Sweet Crude

Project Accolades:

Variety “Sweet Crude” John Anderson, 2009
The New York Times “Two Shots at One Target: Oil Polluters” John Anderson, 2009
CNN “A look at the very human cost of Nigeria’s oil wealth.” 2009
KUOW Weekday, 2009
Seattle Times, 2009