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“Life is better when you share the ride.”

“June” is the story of a woman who becomes more connected to her community through ridesharing. Chromosphere was approached by Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs and Lyft to provide complete design and animation services for this project. We worked directly with John from the earliest concept designs through to the final frames, making sure that everything we did enhanced the story that he wanted to tell.

In the beginning we see only a small slice of the world around June in Chicago’s southside, but by the end we are taken on a whirlwind journey through all of Chicago’s diverse and colorful neighborhoods. For visualizing these environments we first tapped designer Théo Guignard whose rich color sensibilities brought out the beauty in every single place June visits.

One of our biggest challenges was to design, build, and rig June, our central character. She needed to be appealing and fit in with our graphic style, but also have the ability to exhibit subtle emotions. For her design, as well as all of the other characters in the film, we enlisted Tiffany Ford to capture her personality. Tiffany’s designs have an authentic and specific feel that is often hard to come by in mainstream animation.

To bring the characters to life we had to assemble a team of animators who could embrace the visual style of the short and also understand the subtlety of acting required to make the piece feel authentic. Leading this team was Nelson Boles, who lent his extremely sophisticated sensibilities to June’s movements and facial expressions.

The final product is a vibrant mix of 2D and 3D assembled by our skilled team of international compositors and animators. We’re incredibly proud to have been a part of this beautiful project. Check out our full production credits below:

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kevin Dart

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Myles Shioda

DESIGN
Théo Guignard
Arthur Chaumay
Tiffany Ford
Jasmin Lai
Emily Paik
Sylvia Liu

CG
Pedro Vergani
Feed Me Light: Felipe Hansen, Denis Bodart, Denis Bouyer, Richard Kazuo Maegaki
Mattias Bjurström
Theresa Latzko

ANIMATION
Nelson Boles
Claudio Salas
Alex Grigg
Jonathan Djob Nkondo
Bill Northcott
Vitaliy Strokous

LIGHTING & RENDERING
Camille Perrin

COMPOSITING
Stéphane Coëdel
Rob Ward
H. Kristen Campbell
Alasdair Brotherston

ADDITIONAL HELP FROM
Nate Funaro
Keiko Murayama
Rachel Chu
Jim Levasseur

  • Me when my fav character is hurting: please cover him up with blankets, tuck him into bed, give him cuddles, stroke his hair softly, make sure he's comfortable and warm enough, shower him with love and tenderness and affection
  • The writers: "Dude you okay?" / "I'm fine."
  • And then comes Julie Andem: You don't even have to ask, you shall receive

Meryl Streep was just given a huge Hollywood honor and in a moment that was meant to be all about her, she was so honest and real.  She knew she had the chance to use her privilege and platform to speak for those who will never have that kind of opportunity.

She paid respect to her fellow actors, to those who represent diversity, and she called out one of the most appalling and disgusting moments of the election cycle.

THAT is why Meryl Streep is a strong and inspiring woman.  She can do hundreds of movies and win tons of awards but what matters is how she uses that privilege.  I am in awe and I thank you, Meryl.

Bea Gaddy knew what it was like to be down on her luck. Coming from a family of domestic violence, Bea went between low-paying jobs to homelessness and living on welfare. Her luck took a turn for the better in 1981 when she purchased a 50-cent lottery ticket and won $290. Instead of spending this on herself, she decided she would feed the hungry on Thanksgiving. This would become known as the “Thanks for Giving” feast and year after year, people were touched by Bea’s kindness and would follow in her footsteps.

The “Thanks for Giving” feast was first held on a sidewalk with Bea providing and cooking all of the food. With the popularity growing, more and more diners wanted to attend and local grocers and farms started to provide food. Over the forthcoming years, Bea was awarded with a number of awards including Unsung Hero Award, Afro American Woman of the Year and Baltimore City Council Award. She passed away on 3 October, 2001, due to breast cancer.

SHOUT OUT TO DR. MORVEN DIGBY- THE UNDISPUTED MVP OF EPISODE 13!

Beyonce didn’t win that award because it would have scared the fuck out of white people. You know how we all rejoiced when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar? Imagine the world rejoicing that a black woman won what is basically the equivalent in the music industry. You really think white people are ready to let that happen? They are not ready to let go of the notion that only they deserve the biggest and brightest accolades.
—  me

God I’m just thinking about the medal ceremony now.

Luke and Han are awarded honors for destroying the Death Star and everyone claps and it’s solemn but everyone’s also smiling and happy because this is the first strike against the Empire, the turning of the tides.

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But then when the applause dies down, Leia speaks.

She never met the woman, the rescued prisoner, but she’d been in several of Cassian’s debriefings and she knows how much his loss is felt.

In all reality it’s only been a few days since Scarif. Less than a week and the entire tide of the Rebellion has been turned. Leia’s been on the run, held hostage, seen her planet die, tortured for information, rescued, and now advancing through the ranks of the Rebellion to take the place of others who died.

She’s been on Yavin for less than two days but she managed to find their names, the ragtag crew of Rogue One who stole an Imperial ship and changed the war forever.

It’s a joyous moment, but Leia needs a moment to mourn – for her planet, the first and only planetary casualty in this fight, but also for the crew who made it possible for no further planets to suffer the same fate.

When the applause dies down, Leia reads the names of the Rogue One team in memorium. And then she reads the names of those lost during the siege at Scarif, and lastly the names of those lost in the Battle of Yavin IV.

She needs a moment to mourn but she masks it behind the ceremonial need to recognize those who made it possible to continue fighting.

Marie Marvingt (1875-1963) was a French sportswoman with remarkable achievements in a number of fields, such as aviation, mountaineering, and athletics. During World War I, she was the first woman to fly missions during conflict, and was the first certified Flight Nurse in the world.

Between 1903 and 1910 she became the first woman to climb most of the peaks in the French and Swiss Alps, and in 1905 she was the first to swim the entire length of the Seine through Paris. In 1910 she was rewarded by the French Academy of Sports with a gold medal for “all sports”, the only multi-sport medal ever awarded.

Can we please talk about how fucking amazing Emily was in the revival?

Regardless of your opinions on how shitty the musical was, or how awful Rory’s personality was, this bitch killed it. Seriously. Kelly Bishop deserves all of the awards for this outstanding performance she did.

I also have to give credit to ASP. This arc for her was truly moving. It reflected a woman finally being able to be herself, find her own identity outside of her husband and outside of being a wife, and being happy. It was so moving. While moving to Nantucket and becoming a whale expert was a bit weird for some of us, she found something she loved, and she pursued it.

And of course, this iconic moment…

I have never been so shook from Gilmore Girls before. Thank you Netflix for allowing our girls to curse.

This moment was so great in that she finally broke away from the societal norms that she had been held to for so long. She finally found the drive to set herself free from those biddies at the DAR, and the society that forced her to believe that her daughter was awful for not getting married after getting pregnant with Rory.

I could go on, but all in all, Emily Gilmore is one of the greatest and most well-developed characters I’ve seen in my life. Truly fantastic and amazing in every facet.

Lauryn Hill is the Last Black Woman to win the Grammy for Album Of The Year for “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” in 1999. It’s now 2017 which marks 18 years since this happened and your telling me out of all the great music Black people have been putting out for all those years the Grammys just had keep giving the biggest awards to white mediocre artists. Black people birthed all these genres of music yet we can’t be recognized for our talents instead they downsized our awards by giving black people Best URBAN contemporary album GRAMMYS or Best R&B/Hip Hop GRAMMYS that all we’re good for now huh?

People didn’t get why I was mad yesterday it’s not that Adele had won Album Of The Year over Beyonce it’s the simple fact that 18 years ago Lauryn Hill was the LAST black woman to win that award and black people of have been nominated in the category for the last 18 years and still hasn’t won the award despite all the great ass music black people have been putting out.

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“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something. The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people… People who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman. To be black.

Viola Davis’ acceptance speech for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 67th Emmy Award Show

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“I just remember not feeling confident enough to be on my own… and then I experienced some real things that happened to me, that made me feel, and I understood what it was and what I needed to say. I still haven’t done that yet, but the right step for me was to be on my own and to take it on myself and not have to accept an award or do things with people around and be a woman and do it. You’re always going to be more happy and satisfied doing something that is you and doing something that you made all the decisions, to say i want this, i would love that, you’re obviously gonna be more satisfied.”