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VIRTUAL REALITY / INTERACTIVE / 2022
PROJECT OVERVIEWRÉSUMÉ DU PROJETプロジェクト概要
In the documentary-style short “Mall Stories”, we meet the endearing staff of the fictional food court eatery Atilla the Grilla. The animated film was created by Elizabeth Ito, creator of the Peabody award-winning hit Netflix series City of Ghosts, who drew inspiration for the main characters from real people working at a real Mongolian Grill in Burbank Town Center.
“Mall Stories” was the second project we produced in Unreal with the help of an Epic Megagrant. Utilizing the Unreal Engine, we were able to create a hybrid look similar to City of Ghosts, creating a realistic mall backdrop populated with more highly stylized characters.
^ TROPICO HILLS MALL PROMOTIONAL FILM
For this project, the artisans at Chromosphere created an entire fictional mall called Tropico Hills Mall, complete with its own pretzel shop, unique mall patrons, and low budget advertising. The vibe of the mall was inspired both by real malls in Southern California as well as our artists’ collective memories of what being at a mall felt like in the 80s and 90s.
^ MALL FOOD COURT CONCEPT BY JASMIN LAI
^ MALL DOWNSTAIRS ATRIUM CONCEPT BY JASMIN LAI
^ MALL PATRON DESIGNS BY CLAIRE NERO & COLOR BY XANTHE BOUMA
^ MALL PATRON DESIGNS BY CLAIRE NERO
^ ATILLA THE GRILLA RESTAURANT DESIGN BY LAUREN ZURCHER
^ MALL STOREFRONT DESIGNS BY LAUREN ZURCHER
^ “LIVE CAM” VIDEO FROM THE TROPICO HILLS MALL ATRIUM
Mini Yoon as Minnie
Patricia Won as Patty
Michael Izquieta as Michael
Tai Yoon as Dad
Sum Yi “Ashley” Ma
LEAD CHARACTER DESIGNER
TECHNICAL ART DIRECTOR
POST PRODUCTION SOUND SERVICES
Boom Box Post, Inc
SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR
Brad Meyer, MPSE
SOUND EFFECTS EDITOR
Xinyue Yu, MPSE
ASSISTANT SOUND EDITOR
SPECIAL THANKS – EPIC GAMES
Mongolian Grill at Burbank Town Center
Hae Ran Yoon
RECORDED AND MIXED BY
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION