Deloitte's 175th anniversary video was our first project redirected towards an animated format (when originally intended to be live-action) because of the Covid-19 pandemic. To commemorate 175 years since its inception by William Welch Deloitte, the company wanted the entire video to have a modern feel but pay homage to the thousands of leaders that have built up the company over the years. We sampled and restored over 100 real signatures to include in the final shot.
"In 1845, William Welch Deloitte didn’t just start a firm, he set off on a journey..."
We relied heavily on the camerawork, timing and editing to get the story across. From a technical perspective, the final product starts out very dark with bright pops of light and color throughout. This level of darkness, while looking great in our 3D render passes, experienced awful artifacts when put through streaming compression. To counteract this, we relied on an old trick that breaks up the compression banding by adding animated noise to every shot.
Overall, the 3D animated part of the sequence were actually quite simple.