Meet the JibJabbers: Robbie Harrison!
You think eCards and Starring You hee-larity appear magically out of the ether? Nope! Human people utilize technological know-how and artistic skills to generate these LAFFS… This week we’d like to introduce you to Robbie Harrison! 1. How long have you been Jibbing and Jabbing? Five years. 2. Where are you from originally? (Did JibJab steal…
BEHIND-THE-SCENES of JibJab’s Valentine’s Day eCard “Sunshine and Lollipops”!
Yesterday we shared the behind the scenes of JibJab’s Valentine’s Day eCard “Let’s Get It On.” Today, as promised, we take a look at… A very different Jeff Gill animatic started things off… A couple of our talented 3D animators, Taylor Clutter and Josiah Haworth then started designing some delicious candy backdrops and props for…
BEHIND-THE-SCENES of JibJab’s Valentine’s Day eCard “Let’s Get It On”!
JibJab went and made 2015 way romantic with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new Valentine’s Day eCards! The two big live action productions were directed by our resident lover of love Jeff Gill. First up in our fascinating BEHIND THE SCENES post is a caution-to-the-wind video set to Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s…
Behind the Scenes of 2014: YOU ARE HISTORY!
Welcome, dear JibJabbers, to the Behind the Scenes blog for 2014’s Year in Review, lovingly entitled “2014: YOU ARE HISTORY!” We here at JibJab are proud to present the ultimate breakdown of how we made our latest epic short (is that a contradiction?), so click on the links below for photos, videos, and stories! It’s…
The Making of “Leprechaun Rap”!
Rappers and leprechauns have a lot in common: they both love gold, wear crazy hats, and want a lotta green. That’s why this St. Patrick’s Day, JibJab unleashed a brand new Starring You® Video featuring the best rhymin’ leprechauns from here to Killarney in Leprechaun Rap. We checked in with our amazing artists to see how this St.…
Behind the Scenes of Macareindeer!
You’ve danced as a reindeer — now see the magic that made it all happen! Our director Jeff took the lead on this project. He wanted to take a song that people know and love and warp it into some sort of Christmas card. We had originally thought of using the macarana as a halloween/zombie…
An inside peek at Santa’s Twerk Shop
Santa’s Twerk Shop has broken new ground for JibJab in many ways. Not only does it feature the hottest dance moves, but it also featured a brand new animation style, and is also its own app in the App Store! The idea started with JibJab Co-Founders Gregg and Evan, who were pretty inspired by all…
We’re going to give you a few good peeks behind the scenes this week, highlighting the fun we had making Weird Al’s new video “CNR”. The first comes from our green screen, where Devin, Glenn and our crew played the badass body of Mr. Reilly himself. It’s not every day you’re told to act like…
Going back through the “He’s Barack Obama” files, we found another treasure. This close up of the backside of Barack’s supersuit has cracked our staff up on many, many occasions. Now we share it with you. BEHOLD!
Jowls Behind the Scenes Album
Wonder how we made all of that JibJab magic happen in JOWLS? Check out our Facebook album full of behind-the-scenes photos and get a feel for how much work goes into a minute long animation. Hint: A lot!