Barneys + Lexus: Arctic Chase

Overview

Welcome to the future on ice. META Director Invisible Light Network made this short film for Barneys’ 2015 holiday window. Arctic Chase mixes classic anime, CG, and glitch into an insane race through an arctic world. Daredevil penguins, Low G racers with anger management issues, monster race announcers, robot submarine captains, cyborg Yeti – and more – crowd into a wild race that threads through futuristic cities, ice caverns, and under the frozen sea.

 

Less a coherent story and more a lost trailer for some forgotten 97 part series, Arctic Chase is ILN’s scrambled love letter to classic racing anime. The team was given unique opportunity to collaborate with Gary Gerding, who built an amazing translucent slot car track on which 3D prints of ILN’s three crystal-embellished heroes race each other.

Barneys was a great partner: Creative Director Dennis Freedman and VP of Windows and Exteriors Matthew Mazzucca were incredible, supportive champions of the project.

Check it out this holiday season 2015 at Barneys New York and Barneys Los Angeles.

PRESS:

Vogue: Barneys and Chill: Barneys New York Erects a Winter Wonderland in Its Holiday Windows

Luxury Daily: Barneys keeps its cool for frosty holiday efforts

Fashion Week Daily: Ice Carvers! Arctic Castles! A Penguin Racetrack! Barneys New York Holiday Window Reveal

Le Book: Lexus X Barneys | Window Magic: Arctic Chase

IDN: Animated short film for Barneys’ 2015 holiday window

 

CREDITS:

Representation: The Meta Agency
Director: Elliot Kealoha Blanchard
Concept Art/Design/Illustration: Tom Lintern, Elliot Kealoha Blanchard
Animation: Daniel Semanas, Paulo Stoker, Lucas Fiacadori, Csaba Bárdos, Ildi Czipa, Bea Ujj, Quentin Cordonnier, Mehdi Aouchaoui, Rene Alexa, Shenira, Kriszta Bakos, Nikol Papp, Oliver Solymari, Karoly Seiner, Elliot Kealoha Blanchard
3D Modeling/rigging: Szabolcs Sinka
Music and Sound Design: Amnon Freidlin
Editor: Ryan Powell
Storyboards: Debi Hammack