Story of an idea - Google I/O 17 opening


This is the story of an idea, how it appears, how we try to shape it, how it evolves, changes and blossoms into something grand, with a fate of its own.

This film was created for the opening of the annual Google I/O conference in may 2017.

Directed by: Fx Goby

Commissioner: Google

Creative Directors: Tom Manion & Jack Colley

Events & Experiences Lead: Amanda Matuk

Events & Experiences Producers: Megan Hardy & Karen Morris

Production Company: Nexus Studios

Executive Creative Director: Chris O’Reilly

Executive Producer: Luke Youngman

Producer: Fernanda Garcia Lopez

Production Managers: Rebecca Archer, Derek Walsh

Art Director: Bjorn-Erik Aschim

Design Team: James Castillo, Maxime Dupuy, Callum Strachan

Matte Painting: James Castillo, Maxime Dupuy, Mike Shorten

Storyboard: Gervais Merryweather

CG Supervisor: Michal Firkowski & Christian Johnson

3D Animation: Dominic Griffin, William Lorton, Thibaud Clergue, Fabrice Fiteni, Aziz Kocanaogullari, Inès Pagniez, Conor Ryan

Modelling: Amy Ash, Florent Rousseau, Fabien Glasse,

Rigging: Gaetan Borde, Ludovic Habas, Mark Tsang

Texturing: Eva de Prado, Clementine Frere

Compositing: Kenneth Hau (Lead), Marco Baratto, Valentin Panisset, Dalvir Matharu, Antoine Foulot, Raphael Theolade, Chieka Ononye

VFX: Hugh Johnson, Zoubein Rana, Eaton Crous,

Lighting and Rendering: Dorianne Fiblueil (Lead), Corentine Charron, Benoit Berthe, Carl Kenyon, Sophie Blayrat, Arkin Esref

Editorial: David Slade, James Alexander McCaughan

Render Wrangler: Pierre Clenet

2D Animation

Production Company: Mighty Nice

ECD: Darren Price

Executive Producer: Jackie Archer

Producer: Tina Braham

Production Coordinator: Diana Angelius

Animators: Bonnie Taylor Forsyth, Richard Chhoa, Victoria Dinh, Tessa Eden, Duncan MacLaren

Sound Design & Mix: JM Finch @ Fonic

Music: Alright Alright Alright by Mungo Jerry

Voice Actors: Charlie Hayes, Jonathan Rhodes, Nigel Pilkington

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