The video was created for a new mix of the classic ELO song Mr. Blue Sky. It wlll release along with a new documentary to air on PBS called, Mr. Blue Sky – the Jeff Lynne Story and the new album release, The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra. The fully animated blended media music video was directed by DADA faculty Mike Patterson and Candace Reckinger. Animation sequences were designed and animated by USC MFA and undergrad students. Many shots were collaborative efforts between several animators.
Mr. Blue Sky features animation by: Dan Wilson, Lisa Chung, Einar Baldvin, Lou Morton, Jovanna Tosello, Andrew Malek, Corrie Francis Parks, Miguel Jiron, Sullivan Brown, Larry Lai, Amy Lee Ketchum, and Robert Calcagno.
The video incorporates CG, analog 2D, and digital 2D animation.
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