Denver Dinosaur on Ice

Denver Museum of Nature & Science has worked with Carmichael Lynch Minneapolis and Smoke & Mirrors New York to launch “Dinsosaur”, a silent movie featuring a brontosaurus skating on a frozen pond. The Denver Dinosaur spot features a brontosaurus crashing, struggling, pirouetting, and ultimately toppling back to the ice, accompanied by Tchaichovsky’s ballet classic, The Nutcracker. The spot ends with a superimposed graphic: “Dinosaurs. Ancient Fossils. New Discoveries. Coming this winter to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.”

Denver Dinosaur

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The Dinosaur concept was developed at Carmichael Lynch Minnesota, by copywriter Ellie Anderson, art director Brad Harrison, chief creative officer Jim Nelson, executive integrated producer Brynn Hausmann, director of business affairs Vicki Oachs and director of integrated production Joe Grundhoefer.

Filming was shot in Central Park, New York, by director Sean Broughton via Smoke & Mirrors, New York. Post production, visual effects and telecine were produced at Smoke & Mirrors by creative director/editor Sean Broughton, lead senior CG artists Steven Parrish and Michael Donovan, lead animator Serkan Ertekin, CG generalist/tracker Wei Louie, lead modeler Nic Seresin, executive producer Celest Gilbert.

Sound was designed at Brahmstedt White Noise by Carl White.