A photo-real broadcast package for the famed Mecum brand and their timeless aesthetic. Visually inspired by Mecum's comprehensive history of automobiles. These animations are a study in elegance and class, with over a century of vehicle design and progression.
Producer: Gameday Creative
Director: Eric Say
3D Lead Motion Designer: Tilghman Wendel
Research & Build-out
Mecum wanted to solidify their brand as the world’s largest auto collector. The design package was built to satisfy broadcast imagery as well as their on-site live auction events. Leaning on physically based design trends, Mecum’s logo called for a timeless car emblem with vintage fidelity.
Style Frames & Looks
To compliment a photo-real logo construction, we use both tried and new techniques. The red Mecum swoosh was constructed by way of box-modeling, lending to an organic and imperfect element. To achieve the look of mass-produced pressed plastic, volume modeling was used to achieve a round, bubbly mold.
What we landed on was a tangible, pressed motor mascot which gave us an excellent foundation for motion. To further engage the viewer we modeled a neon sign, providing lustrous transitions and creating contrast with the emblem. To compliment the design, we leaned on contemporary sports animation to make our elements dance as one.