When TED came to us to redesign their show open we all jumped on board the opportunity. Usually bumpers are something to shrug off, but we at Psyop are all huge fans of TED talks and wanted to create something we would be proud of whenever we watched their online speeches. We ended up going with a simple concept; at it's most basic level it was that a point of light equals an idea. We took that and explored how the pedestal that TED gives to their speakers can invoke and inspire new ideas. Thus a single dot in the sky ripples into a nebula of light...and strange thought orb things.
Creative Directors: Jon Saunders, Laurent Barthelemy, Borja Pena
Executive Producer: Michael Neithardt
Producer: Ryan Mack
Design: Jon Saunders, Sam Ballardini
3D Lead: Christian Bach
3D Artists: Fabio Piparo, Todd Akita, Jonah Friedman, Jonathan Lee, Chris Wilson, Bradley Gabe
2D Composition: Tobey Lindback, Robert Henry