Get to know Julian Vermeulen, our Lead Environment/Level Artist

Get to know Julian Vermeulen, our Lead Environment/Level Artist

If you adore the lush world of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, you will be thrilled to meet our Lead Environment/Level Artist, Julian Vermeulen. His attention to detail, love of epic landscapes, and sheer tenacity brought the world of Kena to life. Julian joined the...

Meet Hunter Schmidt, Ember Lab’s Animation Director!

Meet Hunter Schmidt, Ember Lab’s Animation Director!

Hunter Schmidt is the Director of Animation at Ember Lab. His story is pretty amazing and that’s why we asked him to participate as a model and independent auditor of the Fan Art T-shirt contest. Born and raised in Southern California, Hunter began his career at Ember...

Dust Released Online

Dust Released Online

After a successful festival run including awards at FilmQuest, Dragon Con, and HollyShorts, we have released Dust online. The response and positive reviews are amazing! The film is featured on Short of the Week, calling it, “Absolutely one of my favorite VFX...

Working Out at Spring Training 2016

Working Out at Spring Training 2016

Team Ember was on the road traveling to Arizona and Florida for MLB Spring Training 2016. We have visited 10 teams and filmed the league’s top talent for the Majestic “My Team My Colors” campaign. Setting up and lighting a green screen in locker rooms, tiny press...

Team Ember in Shanghai

Team Ember in Shanghai

Mike (CCO) and Hunter (Animation Director) traveled to Shanghai for the filming of Coca-Cola’s Chinese New Year campaign. Each year, the New Year celebration is a massive marketing push for Coca-Cola, similar to the Holiday season here in the US. Working with the...

CES 2016 – Harley is Back!

CES 2016 – Harley is Back!

For CES 2016, we created a series of hilarious animated vignettes featuring Hisense’s lovable brand ambassador, Harley. We love working with Harley! His clumsy and curious personality always seems to get him into trouble. [vimeo id="155243388" width="670" ]  ...

Hisense ULED Breakdown

Hisense ULED Breakdown

We put together a breakdown video for the Hisense  project showcasing our creative process. Developing the spot involved integrating CG character into live action footage captured in Big Sur, CA. We shot on the RED Epic Dragon and utilized a MoVI M10 gimbal stabilized...

Hisense ULED Spot Featured on IT’S ART

Hisense ULED Spot Featured on IT’S ART

The Hisense ULED spot we developed for CES is now live and playing in retail locations around the world. The commercial has been very well received and our work has been featured on It's Art this week. We had a blast working on this project late last year. We filmed...

Ember Lab at CES 2014

Ember Lab at CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Showcase(CES) in Las Vegas attracted 150,000 attendees this year and we partnered with Hisense to help them create a stunning booth at the show. The team did an amazing job working through the holidays to get everything completed. We were...

Colonel Kart Racers

Colonel Kart Racers

In September we launched our newest game, Colonel Kart Racers! The team did an amazing job on this project creating another great game and a beautiful live action ad. The Coca-Cola team challenged us to create a gaming experience around the Fanta brand that would not...

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Masks play an important part in the world of Kena: Bridge of Spirits.Wooden masks are created to honor the lives of villagers that have deceased. As these masks decompose, the villagers understand that the spirit has moved onto the next life.If Kena is still alive, whose mask is she wearing?Releasing August 24th, 2021, you can preorder Kena: Bridge of Spirits for your #PS4, #PS5, and PC here: linktr.ee/KenaGame#KenaBridgeofSpirits#MysteryMonday#MaskMonday ...
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.~Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken#TheRoadNotTaken#adventureisoutthere#KenaBridgeofSpirits#explore#gameart ...
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No planes, trains, and automobiles here. Kena mostly walks in her adventures.Good thing she's got plenty of Rot to keep her company!Releasing August 24th, 2021, Kena: Bridge of Spirits can be preordered for your PS4, PS5, and PC here: linktr.ee/KenaGameWhen you order for the PS4, you'll receive the PS5 version for free and vice versa!#NationalWalkingDay#KenaBridgeofSpirits#GameArt ...
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You've seen Kena throw attacks from afar, but she also gets up close and personal in battle.Find out the story behind this scene when Kena: Bridge of Spirits releases August 24th, 2021.You can preorder Kena: Bridge of Spirits for your PS4, PS5, and PC here: linktr.ee/KenaGameWhen you order for the PS4, you'll receive the PS5 version for free and vice versa!#gameart#indiedevs#tuesdaytruth#KenaBridgeofSpirits ...
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Is it 2063 yet?While meeting the first Vulcan may be 42 years away, we are so excited for you to make first contact with the Rot this coming August 24th, 2021! Kena's first meeting with the Rot is so special and we can't wait for your first contact.Until then, live long and prosper, my friends. 🖖You can preorder Kena: Bridge of Spirits for your PS4, PS5, and PC here: linktr.ee/KenaGame#FirstContactDay#KenaBridgeofSpirits#findtheRot ...
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As these wooden masks decompose, they symbolize the deceased villager's spirit moving on.
Whose mask could Kena be wearing?

Preorder Kena: Bridge of Spirits for your #PS4, #PS5, and PC here: https://linktr.ee/KenaGame

#KenaBridgeofSpirits
#MysteryMonday
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