Inside The Pilot Studio -How We Do Skully Vids

As we get set to post yet another Skully video (this time making fun of Pilot c0-creator, Billy Concannon) we thought we’d take a second to give you an inside look at how we make these simple videos. First, Pilot illustrator Greg Titus sculpted our hero Skully out of a block of clay….
Skully Before

Skully Before

Skully After

Skully After

Then we take a still photo of him and hand it over to graphic designer Matt Arnold. With his mad photoshop skills, he gives the still clay photo more of a “bone look”

Skully Blue Screen

Next media schmoe, me (Dennis Carroll) will take 10-15 minutes and write a script then do the voice over. Then I’ll animate the facial and body movements using a series of programs including Adobe After Effects and Premier Pro. Depending on the script, I may jump on google images and grab a couple props, characters, whatever. Sometimes Skully seeks the assistance of one of his henchmen, the deadly Pilot Logo Attack Ninja’s. These guys are just the Pilot logo and we do a page curl effect on the corners. Sometimes we add a mouth for more expressiveness.

Pilot Logo

That’s pretty much it. New video coming soon. Until then, “Viva La Bamba!”

See full post here: Pilot2009-11-16.