Action Analysis &Animation &Animation Artifacts &commercial animation &Layout & Design 17 Apr 2013 05:51 am

Piels Bros. Odds & Ends

Among Vince Cafarelli‘s remaining artifacts there are lots of bits and pieces from several Piels Bros. commercial spots. I decided to put some of it together – even though they’re not really connected – into this one post.
There are animation drawings I’ll try to post in other pieces.

Here, we have a storyboard for a spot; I believe this is an abbreviated spot promoting some contest Piels beer was running. I think this is from a shortened version of a one minute spot since there are animation drawings which are obviously from the same setup, but they’re not part of this storyboard. (There’s an unveiling of the barrel, which is upside down.)

Since the boards are dated 1957, and given the use of signal corps pegs, I believe these were done for UPA.

Regardless, the drawings are excellent. I presume they’re hand outs to Lu Guarnier, animating, and Vince Cafarelli, assisting.

SmStoryboardHawaiian1 1

StoryboardHawaiian2 2

The following are three drawings from the opening scene of this storyboard. Others from this scene weren’t saved.

B1 1
Here’s Bert.

B35 2

H1 3
And here’s a single drawing of Harry from the scene.

Let’s follow that with layout drawings from two different spots. The first doesn’t really offer much, but the quality of the clean-ups and the drawing is first rate. I’m pleased to post it:

LayoutsA-B1a 1a

LayoutsA-B1b 1b

LayoutsA-B2 2

LayoutsA-B6 6

Here are layout drawings for the second of the two spots I have in hand. I presume this is also a spot promoting that contest.

LayoutsA-B21 1

LayoutsA-B23 3

LayoutsA-B24 4

LayoutsA-B27 7

LayoutsA-B28 8

LayoutsA-B29 9

In the next week or two, I’ll post some of the animation drawings left behind so you can get an idea of the movement and Lu Guarnier‘s animation. I’ll probably have some to say about Lu’s style of movement. It drove me crazy when I had to assist him. The movement always looked great on screen, but it took a lot for an assistant to get it there.

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