A fun animation project I directed and animated to promote the re-release of Dikembe Mutombo’s Adidas shoe on its 20th anniversary.

Title Card

The client wanted a paper cut-out, stop motion feel so I ended up working with artist Nathan McKee who created the paper illustrations. The soundtrack was done by PJ Portlock.

Graduation

I would then cut up these scanned paper illustrations and animate these elements in both 2D and 3D to create the House of Mutombo.

The House of Mutombo
No, no, no!

My favorite part of this project by far was going to Atlanta and getting to meet Dikembe in person to direct and record the VO tracks for the final animation.

Jamal Qutub and Dikembe Mutombo.
Mutombo’s Shoe

The overall animation was split into before, during and after NBA clips. Check out the full compilation below.

May 18, 2019