SapientNitro And Cutting Edge On Creating The Commonwealth Games Mascot

SapientNitro And Cutting Edge On Creating The Commonwealth Games Mascot
SHARE
THIS



This week GOLDOC (Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation) and SapientNitro launched Borobi, the 21st Commonwealth Games Mascot to Australia, live on Channel 7’s Sunrise.

Borobi, the unstoppable koala, is a very different koala. He’s energetic, determined and has bright blue fur from surfing in the Gold Coast beaches.

Developed by creative marketing services and technology agency, SapientNitro in conjunction with the animation team at Cutting Edge Brisbane, this launch video uses a sporting profile visual treatment, narrated by Channel 7’s own sports reporter, Pat Welsh.

Creative director Ralph Barnett said, “SapientNitro provided the core creative direction in the development of the mascot by combining deep storytelling and character development experience.

“Working closely with animation partner Cutting Edge, our goal was to redefine how a mascot story can be shared while ensuring the mascot remained undeniably Australian.

“Giving Borobi a dynamic personality and genuine spirit was an exciting part of the project and watching him come to life both digitally and physically has made us all feel like proud parents. It’s been a huge honour to work on a project of national significance.”

Inspired by Merrilyn Krohn’s GC2018 Mascot Design Competition winning entry, the design was adapted to incorporate Borobi’s backstory and Indigenous design elements.

The Indigenous markings on Borobi’s paws were included in the design to raise awareness of the local Indigenous Yugambeh Language Group of the Gold Coast in South East Queensland. The name Borobi means koala in the Yugambeh language.

The animated launch video is the first global release of the GC2018 Mascot, with more to come in the lead up to the Games.

SapientNitro Agency Credits:
Managing Director: Stephen Forth
Group Account Director: Mark Gregory
Account Manager: Rachel Montague
Senior Strategist: Justin Cloete
Creative Director: Ralph Barnett
Art Director: Sarah Chernishov
Copywriters: Kirsten Twigg, Darren Masters and Andrew Cruickshank
Head of TV & Content Production: Mel Ashman
Graphic Design Team: John Shard, Jade Thomson
Character Consultant: David Cohan
Mascot landing page design team:
Luke Peake, Angelica Backstrom, Thibaut Allender
Cutting Edge Post Production Credits:
Creative Director – Zenon Kohler
Animation Director – Ian Anderson
Lead Animator – Andrew Kimberley
Animator – Matt Dye
Compositor/Motion Designer  – Victor Bandeira
CG Supervisor – Phil Jackson
Senior Sound Engineer – Michael Lange
Senior VFX Producer – Flavia Riley
Senior Post Producer – Trelise Caughey
3D Team – Rob Conn & Ahmed Nashabe 

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Twitter Lifts Revenue 74% On The Back Of Advertising Boom
  • Technology

Twitter Lifts Revenue 74% On The Back Of Advertising Boom

Twitter has just experienced its fastest growth in revenue since 2014, with the social media platform benefiting from increased interest from advertisers. Revenue was up 74 per cent YoY, according to the company’s Q2 results, reaching $US1.19 billion ($1.6 billion) from $US683.4 million ($925 million) 12 months ago. The strong results came in the same […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Wild Turkey Whisky Campaign Stars A Smouldering Matthew McConaughey
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Wild Turkey Whisky Campaign Stars A Smouldering Matthew McConaughey

Wild Turkey has announced the launch of its new global creative campaign and platform, ‘Trust Your Spirit’, featuring the brand’s creative director and spokesperson, Matthew McConaughey. The global campaign and platform ‘Trust Your Spirit’ is to encourage people to be bold, unapologetically themselves, and stay true to who they are. The global tagline and ethos […]

Optus Teams Up With TikTok To Launch Sign-Language Campaign
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Optus Teams Up With TikTok To Launch Sign-Language Campaign

Telecommunications company Optus has announced it will launch the world’s first TikTok sign-language activated filter. Featuring Optus ambassador Ian Thorpe, Optus will unveil a branded effect that shows TikTok users how to say key phrases in Auslan sign language, including ‘How are you?’ and ‘It starts with Yes’, through the hashtag challenge #SignYes. Optus will […]

Bapcor Debuts First Campaign With AJF
  • Campaigns

Bapcor Debuts First Campaign With AJF

Asia Pacific’s leading provider of vehicle parts, accessories, equipment, service and solutions, Bapcor will launch its latest campaign, ‘The unseen parts of every Australian journey’ this weekend.

Professional microphone in radio studio
  • Advertising
  • Media

Podsight’s Benchmark Report Shows Podcast Advertising More Effective Than Other Digital Channels

Podsights has revealed new insights into the effectiveness of advertising in podcasts, tracking global and Australian podcast advertising trends. This is the first Australian report to be published since ARN partnered with Podsights to set the standard for best-in-class podcast advertising measurement. The report includes additional analysis and follows a series of Measurement Masterclasses held for […]

NGEN’s Charity Cup Raises Over 175K For UnLtd Charity Gotcha4Life
  • Campaigns

NGEN’s Charity Cup Raises Over 175K For UnLtd Charity Gotcha4Life

NGEN’s 2021 charity cup has raised over $175,000 for UnLtd charity partner Gotcha4Life. Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit foundation raising awareness and funding to provide educational workshops and innovative programs that build mental fitness in individuals and communities. While Sydney and Brisbane completed the Charity Cup in June, before Covid restrictions hit, the final leg in […]

Biennale Of Sydney & Cicada Innovations Launch Sustainable Materials Challenge
  • Campaigns

Biennale Of Sydney & Cicada Innovations Launch Sustainable Materials Challenge

Australian tech incubator Cicada Innovations and Biennale of Sydney are launching the ‘New & Sustainable Materials Challenge,’ in an effort to create a more sustainable future. The works of chosen material-makers will be showcased to millions of Biennale audiences, exhibition partners, and exhibition makers globally. The Challenge is open to any Australian and UK startups, […]