For adult swim’s yearly upfront, we were hired to collaborate with adult swim animators and a custom sculptor. The gig was extremely unique. We not only had to shoot laser beams out of the eyes of two 12 foot tall golden owls but the back wall where the lasers terminated had to show adult swim custom animations.
First, we built a custom mirror set up within the owl’s head so that we could use one laser to project multiple zones/images/beams from the 2 eyes. One eye would be doing atmospheric beams while the other was doing graphics.
Next, the adult swim animators made cartoons in flash which we then converted to laser graphics. The animation was then split seamlessly down the middle. Each owl projected one half of the animation.