Karl worked with illustrator and animator Arthur Jones and Humanface co-founder Jon Bryski on Arthur’s brainchild pitch for Fox’s Inkubation program. A joint venture between 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting company, Fox Inkubation serves as a lab environment in the search for television’s next breakthrough animated hit.
The development process was highly collaborative, and Arthur encouraged participation across creative disciplines, with all team members contributing to multiple areas of development. With a skeleton crew and a compact timeline of two months, we designed, storyboarded, animated, and edited three animated shorts for the proposal.
CLIENT: Fox Inkubation
Created + Written: Arthur Jones
Produced + Directed: Karl Ackermann, Jon Brzyski and Arthur Jones
Art + Animation: Karl Ackermann, Jon Brzyski and Arthur Jones
Animation + Production Assistant: KJ Martinet
Music + Sound Design: Mark Greenberg
Story Editor: David Wilcox
Audio Engineer: Woody Sullender
Animation Assistant: Zejian Shen
Additional Assistance: Seth Lind, Ben Olson
Under the creative direction of BBDO Chicago, we developed an eye-catching commercial campaign for Wrigley’s Winterfresh gum brand. We directed and produced four on-air and three online spots with an irreverent anything-goes style to champion the power of fresh breath: CoolBreathPower.
CLIENT: BBDO Chicago for Wrigley
Director, Illustrator, Animator: Karl Ackermann
Additional animation: Jon Bryzski, Takeshi Murata, Eun-Ha Paek, Arthur Jones
Producer, Creative Direction, Copy: BBDO Chicago
smallpower.org came to us to create an educational music video that was part of a larger campaign to inform people about HIV/AIDS in the Congo. It was a fun challenge making a didactic but entertaining music video on a limited budget with a tight deadline.
It was distributed on VCD to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and broadcast on Congolese television.
Director, Artist, Animator: Eun-Ha Paek
Musician: Alain Mpela
Interstitial for Sundance Channel. Part of the poetry in motion series featuring poetry by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
CLIENT: JWT NY for Sundance Channel
Director, Artist, Animator, Photographer: Eun-Ha Paek
Poetry, Voiceover: Billy Collins