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...

Dust Trailer Has Over 250K Views

Dust Trailer Has Over 250K Views

Last week the Dust trailer passed 250,000 views on YouTube!  The trailer received tons of positive press when we first launched and has continued to pick up views on various sites. Sites that have featured the trailer include: FirstShowing, iO9, Kotaku and Awesomer....

3 days ago

Ember Lab

We're celebrating the middle child on this #nationalmiddlechildday!
Did you know that Saiya is the middle child?
Here we have Saiya's head with lighting in different angles.
Carlos Ortega Elizalde - 3D Artist (www.artstation.com/carlosortega) and Rodrigo Gonҫalves (www.artstation.com/rodrigopixel) were the great talents behind this model.

#sweetsibs
#sweetsiblings
#BeniandSaiya
#middlechild
#nationalmiddlechildday
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4 days ago

Ember Lab

Here are the final models of Beni and Saiya with their trusty slingshots!
These kids are some of the very first characters you'll meet in Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
Full of mischief, curiosity, and a spirit of adventure, they are loveable characters that instantly steal your heart.
Carlos Ortega Elizalde - 3D Artist (www.artstation.com/carlosortega) and Rodrigo Gonҫalves (www.artstation.com/rodrigopixel) were the great talents behind these two models.

#KenaBridgeofSpirits
#gameart
#indiedevs
#3dmodel
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1 week ago

Ember Lab

Art of Vic's inspiring concept art always helps us bring the environments of Kena: Bridge of Spirits to life.
The Mask Shrine is a key location in the game and we have a screen shot of it featured on our website, www.emberlab.com.
It's a great example of the development process from 2D to final asset.

#KenaBridgeofSpirits
#conceptart
#gameart
#Zen
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2 weeks ago

Ember Lab

Liz Fiacco, one of our game designers, was featured on Paul James' DevDiary!
A fun podcast to listen to get a look inside Liz's journey as a game designer through studios large and small.

Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dev-diary/id1441208513
Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/2D6PY190XKE533Ge6XVHrH
Stitcher: stitcher.com/podcast/paul-james/dev-diary
Direct Feed: pinecast.com/feed/dev-diary

#gamedesign
#DevDiary
#indiedevs
#EmberLab
#KenaBridgeofSpirits
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