• Animation by Lisa Chung with additional elements by Lou Morton

  • Animation by Lou Morton with additional elements by Andrew Malek

  • Animation by Dan Wilson

  • USC animation team with Jeff Lynne. Pictured: Mike Patterson, Candace Reckinger, Einar Baldvin, Dan Wilson, Jeff Lynne, Lou Morton, Lisa Chung, Larry Lai, Jovanna Tosello, Miguel Jiron, Amy Lee Ketchum. Not pictured: Sullivan Brown, Andrew Malek, Robert Calcagno, Corrie Francis Park

  • Animation by Sullivan Brown

    Animation by Sullivan Brown

  • Animation by Jovanna Tosello

    Animation by Jovanna Tosello

  • Animation by Lisa Chung

    Animation by Lisa Chung

  • Animation by Dan Wilson with elements by Robert Calcagno

    Animation by Dan Wilson with elements by Robert Calcagno

  • Animation by Einar Baldvin

    Animation by Einar Baldvin

  • Animation by Dan Wilson

    Animation by Dan Wilson

  • Animation by Dan Wilson with additional elements by Amy Lee Ketchum

    Animation by Dan Wilson with additional elements by Amy Lee Ketchum

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.

Read more about Mr. Blue Sky:

Cartoon Brew 

In the School of Cinematic Arts News