Hopster TV Stings
Produced for Hopster, Plato TV Limited
Way back in like 2014 or something, the lovely people at Hopster asked me to animate four idents based around some of their crazy little characters. Each ident needed to resolve to the Hopster logo and to last precisely 6 seconds. Each animation was intended to convey the chosen character's personality. Below are the final animations,
I'm not sure what Bagman was all about, but since all he ever seemed to do was hang around on a branch I thought I'd have him come crashing down from it, bringing the logo along too.
02. The Yoots
One of the smaller 'Yoot' characters crashes into the side of the logo. I didn't have very long to come up with this stuff.
I found this weird little blue bird character with a massive eye and made it vomit up the logo.
I'd just finished making something rather similar for the app intro, so to save a bit of time I re-purposed it for the idents. Then I sent in my invoice and went to sleep on a big pile of freelance money.