NHHC "Bicentennial of the War of 1812" Series
The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) contracted Hooah Production Studios to produce a series of 10 30-second spots to commemorate the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 – a three-year observance that will continue through 2014.
The purpose of the spots is to educate the public about the historical significance of the war our young nation fought, and to reinforce a sense of pride in members of the U.S. Navy. Each focuses on one of the Navy’s three tenets: Warfighting first. Operate forward. Be ready.
Each spot combines 2.5D style animation of early 19th century battleships at sea, interspersed with video footage of modern Navy vessels, weaponry and operations. Scenes are presented against the background of an old world map that morphs into a modern day map as a means of unifying the two very different types of visuals.
The Production Studios team created a set of vignettes against which scenes could change according to visuals and voiceover narration. Animated scenes have the look of a painting come to life, with supplemental animation – such as cannon fire between combatant battleships – providing additional action.
The spots are being shown on the Pentagon Channel and other U.S. Armed Forces media outlets throughout the bicentennial celebration.
- Creative Writing
- Motion Graphics