TSM x Cowboy Bebop

Director and animation: Max Olivo

This project was my "goodbye love-letter" to all the TSM fans who had supported my career as TSM's Director of Video Production and Art Director from 2015 - 2022. I wanted to do something special, and eventually landed on the idea of re-making the intro sequence of the anime series, Cowboy Bebop.

Without any formal training in illustration or traditional 2D animation, I decided to (painstakingly) hand-trace images of the TSM players in Adobe Illustrator, and then bring them into After Effects for animation. The "Spica running" scene was animated by frame-by-frame tracing videos of myself running against a greenscreen. 

The day after this video was released, I officially left TSM after seven years.