What a Visual Treat. JL Design and Korb for CCTV.


It really is a great time to be a visual designer. Thanks to advances in computer technology an software, we are experiencing a true renaissance in visual design. The four indents below for CCTV’s Documentary Channel are a great example of what I am talking about. This kind of visualization would have been almost impossible to get a decade ago. Lithuanian based Korb, working with Taiwan based JL Design  took three months to create these spots, each of which is only 10 to 1 seconds long. Mo-cap was done on site in Taipei by Korb, with the final VFX work was done in Vilnius.

“Motion sculptures for CCTV Documentary Channel is a digital metaphor of phenomenal blinks and moments that life consists of. In four Idents we follow a visual performance of organic and vital substance, animated using data of actors movements.

Dents visualize four different themes. Motion sculpture of steel reflects old Chinese adage that true power is mastering yourself. Youthful energy of dancers evolve into beautiful organic sculpture. Colorful happiness is the engine of father’s and his daughter’s joy. Two lovers visualize fragility and vitality of love in the last Ident.”

Client: CCTV
Creative Director: JL
Executive producer: Angela Moo
Project Manager: Jennifer Lin
Art Director: Lance Wei
VFX / Design Company: KORB
Concept Development: JL Design & KORB
Executive Producer: Lina Paskeviciute
Animation Director: Rimantas Lukavicius
Technical Director: Giedrius Paulauskas
3D/2D Artists: Giedrius Paulauskas, Rimantas Lukavicius, Karolina Sereikaite, Tomas Juchnevic, Justinas Vinevicius
Music / Sound design: John Black, Cypheraudio



Korb is one of those motion design firms that have been around for awhile, and every time I visit their site, I am always blown away by the quality of the work they do. Today I was looking at a recent piece they did for MTV Poland, and decided to take a look at a couple of videos they produced that I really like the look of. One for the song “I’ll Be Gone”, which seems like such a simple video but I’m sure was fairly complicated to put together. It has such a mesmerizing feel to it, and is such a simple idea. The other is a quick ten second promo for “Pr” (Printed Japan). It might be short but the timing and execution are spot on.

MARIO BASANOV & VIDIS featuring JAZZU – “I’ll Be Gone”
Director: Rimantas Lukavicius
CGI: Rimantas Lukavicius
Producers: Martynas Mickenas, Arunas Matacius
Production Company: RGB

Client: Printed (Japan)
Design, Direction & Animation: ManvsMachine & KORB
Music Company: Echolab
Composer, Sound Designer: Gavin Little