Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Video Featuring A Montage Of Seasonal Nickelodeon International Idents

Below is a high quality (HQ) high-definition (HD) streaming video which features a montage of seasonal Nickelodeon Idents which features five Nickelodeon Seasonal IDs which were directed and designed for Nickelodeon International so that Nickelodeon channels and networks around the world (Planet Nickelodeon/Planet Orange) could broadcast them on-air to celebrate various different seasons during the year, such as Christmas, Easter, Spring, and Summer, by Sydney, Australia based award-winning design and motion studio 'The DMC Initiative' (also known as 'The DMCI').

The video montage below features five of Nickelodeon International's Seasonal Network Idents (Nickelodeon Station IDs). The first Nickelodeon Seasonal Ident is a Easter Nickelodeon Ident which features the famous Nickelodeon logo hatching from a white egg shell. The second Nickelodeon Seasonal Ident is a Christmas themed Nickelodeon Ident and features a Nickelodeon Orange and White coloured Santa Claus Christmas present toy sack which is full of the alphabet letters that make up the word 'Nickelodeon' in Nickelodeon's current logo font fall to the ground, which then makes all the letters that make up the word 'Nickelodeon' fall and tumble out of the sack and rearrange themselves to form the word 'Nickelodeon' to make up the Nickelodeon logo. The third seasonal Nickelodeon Ident is also a Nickelodeon Christmas Ident and features eleven Nickelodeon Christmas presents wrapped up in Nickelodeon Christmas wrapping paper [Nickelodeon Wrapping Paper] unwrapping, unraveling and opening themselves to reveal that each present contains a alphabet letter from the Nickelodeon logo, which then combine to make up the Nickelodeon logo. The fourth seasonal Nickelodeon Ident is a Valentines themed Nickelodeon Ident and features the Nickelodeon logo in a white font colour surrounded by Nickelodeon Orange coloured heart shaped balloons, arrows are then shot at most of the heart shaped orange balloons causing them to burst and turn the white coloured Nickelodeon logo orange by covering the Nickelodeon logo in orange paint splats/orange Nickelodeon Slime. The fifth Nickelodeon Seasonal Ident is also a Valentines Nickelodeon Ident (Nickelodeon Valentine Ident), and features the eleven letters of the Nickelodeon logo as chocolate/candy in separate wrappers in a heart shaped Valentines chocolate selection gift box. After all the chocolate Nickelodeon letters are munched and eaten, the Valentines candy box's lid is shown, revealing a heart shaped Nickelodeon logo:

Nickelodeon Seasonal IDs / Nickelodeon Global Seasonal Idents from The DMCI on Vimeo.

The DMCI was awarded the project to create a series of internationally broadcast IDs and Bugs for Nickelodeon. Based on the seasons – Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, Spring and Summer – the Ids are fun little snippets based around the Nickelodeon Logo.

The first 5 Ids have launched, with Spring and Summer to follow. The results are fantastic with Nickelodeon producer Simone Smith commenting: "I think it is unanimous on our end that we are thrilled with the final outcome of these IDs – you have a very talented team and we would like to extend our thanks for putting so much hard work and effort into this project."

We look forward to sharing the next set, but until then, enjoy!

CLIENT – Nickelodeon International

VP/Creative Director Nickelodeon International – Richard Barry
Director Nickelodeon International Creative – Mia Eriksson
Producer Nickelodeon International – Simone Smith
Network Creative Director and Head of Production Nickelodeon Australia – Kristie Phelan
Head of On Air Nickelodeon Australia – Mick Elliott

Directed and Designed by:The DMCI

Audio Design and Composition: ism studios

Monday, 23 April 2012

Video Of Nickelodeon UK's Brand New "Play Nick, Get Nick, Love Nick On Nick.co.uk" Promo

Below is a high quality (HQ) high definition (HD) streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's brand new "Play Nick, Get Nick, Love Nick on Nick.co.uk" promo/trailer (Nick UK's 2012 promo for the official Nickelodeon UK website, Nick.co.uk) which Nickelodeon UK's channels are currently broadcasting on-air to advertise and promote to Nickelodeon viewers what makes the official Nickelodeon UK website great and the number one website destination to visit on the whole world wide web [especially for all things Nickelodeon], such as the exclusive Nickelodeon activities and features available to-do on Nickelodeon UK's official website, Nick.co.uk, including entering Nickelodeon's exclusive competitions, listen to music, play Nickelodeon themed online games and Nickelodeon's Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) and virtual world "Monkey Quest", download exclusive Nickelodeon downloads, including Apps, and much much more! Nickelodeon UK's 2012 web promo was made by Brighton, UK based award winning design studio Artillery Design:

Nickelodeon Web Promo from Artillerystudio on Vimeo.

Check out Nick.co.uk, the best place on the web to explore everything Nickelodeon!

Loaded full of awesome new games every week, fresh music, and Apps to download, great competitions, and virtual worlds to explore.

All this and more gets packed into one amazing website, and delivered directly to you via the Internet!

Play Nick, Get Nick, Love Nick on Nick.co.uk!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Video Of Nickelodeon UK's New "SpongeBob's Top 100" Trailer

Below is a high quality (HQ) high definition (HD) streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "SpongeBob's Top 100" promo/trailer, which Nickelodeon UK is currently broadcasting across Nickelodeon UK's channels to advertise and promote Nickelodeon UK's upcoming "SpongeBob SquarePants" themed Nickelodeon Programming Stunt called "SpongeBob's Top 100", which Nickelodeon UK is holding to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012, which will be marking 60 years of The Queen's reign.

Nickelodeon UK's "SpongeBob's Top 100" promo features The Queen (using her stately voice), telling Nickelodeon viewers about Nick UK's "SpongeBob's Top 100" while the camera pans through her Royal palace, which unveils many artworks featuring everybody's favourite sponge, SpongeBob, including SpongeBob SquarePants paintings (from most eras), and SpongeBob SquarePants statues, including a giant gold SpongeBob SquarePants statue of SpongeBob holding a golden Spatula and a Golden shield, to the background music of The Ren & Stimpy Show's "The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen" Anthem the British national anthem "God Save the Queen". Nickelodeon UK's "SpongeBob's Top 100" trailer was made by the award winning UK based computer animation studio Blue-Zoo Productions [Nick Jr. Channel UK's "Olive The Ostrich"].

SpongeBob's Top 100 from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

In celebration of the Jubilee weekend we created the somewhat epically regal SpongeBob Promo for Nickelodeon.

Blue Zoo

Animation Directors: Dave Hunt and Damian Hook
Modelling and Texturing: Dave Hunt and Jonathan Reid
Lighting and Rendering: Dave Hunt, Jonathan Reid and Charles Batho
Compositing: Dave Hunt and Jonathan Reid


Art Director: Akin Akinsiku
Creative Producers: Derek Best and John Preston [Director of On Air Promotions & Planning at Nickelodeon UK]

This year, Nickelodeon are celebrating the Barron of the bottom, the Prince of the Pineapple, the King of the Krabby Patty...

[camera shakes]

Would you mind, Barry?

Err Erm

...by searching for Britain's favourite episodes in SpongeBob's Top 100.

So get off your barnacles and head to nick.co.uk/spongebob to vote for your favourite episodes.

SpongeBob's Top 100, celebrating Britain's Best of the Bottom!

[Passes wind]

Oh, pardon me.

[SpongeBob SquarePants laughs and giggles]
You can find out more information about Nickelodeon UK's "SpongeBob's Top 100" programming stunt in this Nickelodeon blog post here on NickALive!.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Nickelodeon USA's 'BIG' Nickelodeon Upfront 2012 Sizzle Reel

Below is a high quality (HQ) streaming video which features one of Nickelodeon USA's "Nickelodeon Upfront 2012" Sizzle Reels (also known as a demo reel, a public relations video, and a promo), which Nickelodeon USA recently unveiled at one of Nickelodeon USA's recent 2012 Upfront Presentations which was attended (and watched) by the press and by Nickelodeon's major advertisers. The "Nickelodeon Upfront Sizzle Reel" below features clips from many of Nickelodeon's "Big Events" (Nickelodeon Events) and "Nickelodeon Recreational" activities over the pass few years, including highlights and Orange Carpet footage (including pre-shows) from the Nickelodeon 2010 Kids' Choice Awards (including a clip of the multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Katy Perry being slimed in the face), the Nickelodeon 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, and Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play events (including the First Lady of America, Michelle Obama participating in WWDoP events), the TeenNick HALO Awards, plus clips of Jack Black (hosting the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, including Jack Black getting slimed), celebrities at various Nickelodeon events, including Will Smith, his son Jaden Smith, and his daughter Willow Smith, Justin Timberlake (receiving his "The Big Help Award" silver Nickelodeon blimp), Jim Carrey (getting slimed at the 2011 KCAs), and of Nickelodeon Stars (Nickelodeon Talent), including Nickelodeon's Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor, and Noah Munck from the cast of "iCarly", Nick Cannon (the Chairman of TeenNick), Taylor Gray and Dillon Lane from the cast of "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures", Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Jr., James Maslow and Logan Henderson from the cast and Nickelodeon boyband "Big Time Rush"), Keke Palmer from the cast of "True Jackson, VP", Victoria Justice, Daniella Monet, Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Matt Bennett, and Leon Thomas III from the cast of "Victorious", Ryan Potter, Carlos Knight, and Gracie Dzienny from the cast of "Supah Ninjas", Po from the cast of "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, which was hosted by Jack Black). Nickelodeon's 2012 Upfront Sizzle Reel also features some of Nickelodeon's "Big Performances", including Nickelodeon Stars Victoria Justice performing "Beggin' on Your Knees" and "Big Time Rush" performing their single "Boyfriend" from their debut album "B.T.R." at the "Nickelodeon 2011 Kids' Choice Awards". Nickelodeon's "Nickelodeon Upfront 2012" graphics package was designed and animated by Los Angeles, California, USA based VFX, CG and Motion Graphics studio Rogues Gallery:

Nickelodeon Upfronts 2012 Sizzle from Rogues Gallery on Vimeo.

Design/Animation: Rogues Gallery (http://roguesgallery.tv)

We were tasked with helping the Nickelodeon team create a graphics package for their 2012 Upfronts.

Keeping the focus on textures and tactility, we wanted to create a look that would make viewers want to reach out and touch the elements in the scene. So we took some shiny plastic, some blobby goo, bumpy sponges and some prickly shapes and mixed it together to create a package that highlights the fun and experiential nature of the network.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Video Of Nickelodeon UK's New "Nickelodeon's Camp Orange 2012 - Auditions Now Open" Trailer

Below is a high quality (HQ) streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's brand new "Nickelodeon's Camp Orange 2012, Auditions Now Open" promo/trailer, which was made by London, UK based freelance Graphic Motion Designer Sylwia Bernatowicz for Nickelodeon UK to broadcast on-air to advertise that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has opened the auditions process for the brand new season of "Camp Orange" and are now searching all over the UK for teams of the wildest, grossest, and slimiest children to take part in the next series of "Camp Orange", Nickelodeon's adventure reality show for best friends, which Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere and show during "Summer On Nickelodeon 2012". Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's brand new "Nickelodeon's Camp Orange 2012, Auditions Now Open" promo is narrated by voice over artist Peter Dickson (Channel 4's 'E4', and ITV's "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent"), who is also known as "Voiceover Man":

Nickelodeon Camp Orange Promo from Sylwia.be on Vimeo.

Camp Orange is returning!

And this year, we're looking for the wildest, grossest, and slimiest kids to take part.

If you're ready to become a start of Camp Orange, head to Nick.co.uk now.

Nickelodeon's Camp Orange 2012, auditions now open.