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"The DiCaprio Code" is a web series I did for the Walt Disney Internet Group that was originally streamed on Movies.com. It is a satire of star driven, Hollywood thrillers that spoofs "The DiVinci Code." Michael Douglas is murdered in the famed Chinese Theater and it is up to Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones to catch the killer and unravel the mystery of the DiCaprio Code.

 

The concept was to have paper-cut-out characters with slightly off-kilter animation over photographic backgrounds. I did the storyboards, character design, props, animation, and backgrounds. I spent hours over the course of the series runnng all over Hollywood photographing famous settings trying to imagine where the animated characters would later fit in. The characters were done in Illustrator and Flash, the animation was done in Flash, and the backgrounds edited in Photoshop. The series won a Telly Award for "Best Use of Humor."

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 1 "Mann's Chinese Theater ...of Death!"

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 2 "The Lyin', the Snitch, and the Word Code"

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 3 "It's the Oscars, Stupid!"

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 4 "Attack of the Phones"

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 5 "Flakes on a Plane"

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 6 "American Homicidol"

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 7 "Clash of the Titans"

Character Designs Adobe Illustrator & Flash
Storyboards Pencil/Adobe Illustrator

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 1, Scene 2

"Scrapmation Theater: The DiCaprio Code"

Episode 6, Scene 1

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