©2019 by Mark Oftedal

BUGGY NIGHT

Director

In 2014 I created and directed a 4 minute Google Spotlight Story called "Buggy Night". Here's the trailer, which I also directed. You can watch "Buggy Night" on the Google Spotlight Stories app, which you can download from Google Play or iTunes.

PIGGY

Co-director

"Piggy" (2018) is about a jogging pig who falls for a delicious cake. Google Spotlight Stories Creative Director Jan Pinkava asked me to co-direct. You can watch the 3 minute short on the Google Spotlight Stories app, available from Google Play and iTunes

THE PUMPKIN OF NYEFAR

Co-director

"The Pumpkin of Nyefar" is a 2D animated short I made with Tod Polson, based on an idea he had with Maurice Noble, the legendary Warner Brothers production designer. The (also legendary) June Foray narrated. We animated it in Thailand with the help of Wang Film.

 

STORKS

Character Concepts

Early sketches for Warner Animation Group's "Storks". In 2014 director Doug Sweetland asked me to create sketches for characters based on a loose treatment. At that time "Storks" had more of a "Top Gun" vibe, and much of it was set in Australia.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Character Concepts

When Pixar had Monsters University in a pre-script phase, I created concepts for random university characters.

WINDY DAY

Story, Character Design, Animation

I was brought on to the first Google Spotlight Story, "Windy Day" (2013), by Jan Pinkava and Doug Sweetland to storyboard, design characters, and supervise the animation.