Deep Green

The images above and below are from a new environmental documentary currently making the rounds, Deep Green. The feature contains several animation sequences produced by Portland-based Bent Image Lab.

Interstitial sequences include Greenagraphics (pictured above), directed by Pascal Campion, using a stick figure line-art style for a Flash piece explaining the importance of energy conservation in the home; and Earth Faces, directed by Chel White and Brian Kinkley, a combination of 3D CGI, live action and still photography that provide different views of the Earth combined with images of human faces depicted in clouds, “implying that planet stewardship begins with each one of us.”

Bent also created the two animated shorts that accompany the film. Voiced by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), they take a comedic approach to explain the most serious manmade problems facing our planet’s forests and oceans: Trees directed by Randy Wakerlin, offers a humorous yet urgent warning about the effects of deforestation – told by two talking trees, “green-collar guys”, voiced by Kenny; and The Krill is Gone (pictured below), directed by Jeffery Bosts, is a mix of 3D CGI and 2D After Effects animation, featuring a comedic cast of marine life voiced by Kenny and his wife Jill Taley.


  • http://kirbydream.com/ Leirin

    That last image is indescribably beautiful.

  • http://joelbrinkerhoff.blogspot.com/ Joel Brinkerhoff

    That uncredited indescribably beautiful image of the city is by talented artist David Manuel. Go David!

  • Jun seo Hahm

    I am glad to hear all my Portland friends’ news here!

  • http://www.cartoonmonkey.com Chad Essley

    Is there some kind of animation scene happening in Portland?

  • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

    I LOVE Pascal’s work! Don’t miss his super inspirational interview up on his site!

  • http://www.cartoonmonkey.com Chad Essley

    Seriously, if you haven’t seen Bent’s work, you’re missing out. Some really talented folks, doing some of the most interesting work in the country.