Magnum Opus | 2017 Film Program

TEDxSydney 2017 · 16 June 2017

In a world of visual saturation, one questions what place is left for originality and meaning.

A Pixel Production.


Pixel is a Melbourne based production company of hands-on directors, designers, animators & producers, who strive to make exciting and engaging work through design & production. The studio has been creating design-focused work for commercials, music videos and films for over a decade, gaining numerous awards along the way. Pixel’s Design Director Luke Saunders, wrote, directed, designed and animated Magnum Opus, drawing on his exceptional skills in each area. A strong design sensibility, love of cell animation and bold 2D style underpins Luke’s work, which has been consistently featured on design blogs such as Motionographer, Short Of The Week, The Creator’s Project and Stash Media, and has won him numerous Vimeo staff picks.


Made by Pixel
Written and Directed by Luke Saunders
Produced by Haley Polacik

Design and Background Art: Luke Saunders
Character Design and Blocking: Bruno Brasil Viera Angelim
2D Character Animation: Luke Saunders
Additional Character Animation: Pete Shand & Andrew Montague
3D Lead: Alex Whillance
Additional Editing: John Gavin
Additional Writing: John Gavin & Andrew Montague
Final Grade: CJ Dobson
Music Score: Nick van Cuylenburg
Sound Design and Mixing: Sam Hopgood at Soundlounge

TEDxSydney Film Curator: Sinéad McDevitt

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