Hop In The Stanza is a song by The Lilacs, that venerable pop band from Chicago in the early 1990’s. I shot this video and edited it at the A/V place I was working at. I may have been the first music video cut on the first Avid system in Chicago.
Rocket 88 Studios: Live Acti-mation campaign and promo film
Rocket88 Studio: Los Angeles, Calif.
Jeff Gatesman, Writer/Director
Judith Gatesman, Executive Producer/Head of Production
Alexander Scholz played Johnny
Sam Whitehead played his Dad
Ron Turowski, Assistant Director
Pedja Radenkovic, Director of Photography
Original music written and performed by Keith Waggoner and Josh Caldwell
Jill Black, Wardrobe
Andrea Burish, Hair and Makeup
Lisa Gillespie. Sound Recordist
Greg Andrejko, Production Assistant
Special Thanks to Jim Maloney for allowing us to use his vintage Rocket 88
Concept, Script, HD Live Action, Stop Motion and 3-D Animation, Motion Graphics, Sound Editing, Title and Design.
Media Type: Commercial, Television/Internet
Content Type: Action/Adventure
Release Date: October 15, 2008
Live Action and CG from Rocket 88 Studios, Los Angeles, CA. This self-promotion piece takes us to the imaginary world of 10 year old Johnny. Searching for an adventure, our hero wanders through his father’s garage where he finds, among other things, a captive fairy. The sound of a car horn grabs his attention as Dad rolls into the garage in his classic Rocket 88 Oldsmobile and as Johnny takes over the driver’s seat of the car, his imagination takes him on an animated mission aboard his 3-D rocket ship throughout Garage Space.