There is nothing better than receiving a present from your pet. Usually it is a mouse or bird, but in this new eCard, Hap-pee Birthday, one little pup puts his own decorations up for a birthday surprise, helping create a new ‘accent’ color. We got to talk more with the animator, Sarah Ramert, and our director of eCards, Jeff, to find out a little more about why this is one of their favorite cards.
Where did you go to school?
- Sarah and Jeff: We both went to Savannah College of Art and Design.
How did you come up with this concept? Personal pet experience?
- Jeff: This card is entirely based on fiction. Any similarities between the ideas expressed in this card and real life dogs is entirely coincidental and non intentional. In other words, I just thought this was funny and never had a problem with dogs peeing on things… yet…
How long did this card take to animate?
- Sarah: The card took a little less than a week.
Do you own a dog? If yes, what kind?
- Sarah: I don’t own a dog currently but hope to someday. I had a Jack Russell Terrier as a kid though and I loved him dearly.
- Jeff: I do not own my own personal dog, but my father had tons when I was growing up (try 12) and it was awesome.
Check out the animatic of the eCard below.
Watch the finished product here and wish that special birthday someone a Hap-pee Birthday today!