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November 12, 2017

Molten Metallic MTV Video Awards

MEDELLÍN, Colombia and LOS ANGELES  –  November 12, 2017  –  The molten metallic look of the 2017 MTV Video Awards got a boost of adrenaline from this year’s top-notch team of 3D designers including Raoul Marks and Medellin native Alejandro Robledo Mejia.
Design Director Duncan Elms, of LA-based studio Elastic, describes his collaborative vision: “In a year that celebrates the original launch of MTV and it's iconic Moonman, we take the viewer on a journey into a psychedelic liquid landscape that fetishizes and exalts the iconic trophy and imagery.”
“I really enjoyed setting up all the 3D renders in Octane, working on the nomination packages, and making sure the psychedelic color synchronized with the pop look of the show,” says 3D Animation artist Alejandro Robledo Mejia. “My contributions focused on camera angles, final board development, and nailing down the setup of scenes for final animation.”
Other contributing artists to the video included: Thomas McMahan, Viraj, Duncan. Link to entire team (Danny, Kate)

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Alejandro Robledo Mejia

Founder, RMA Design

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Lia Schutlz

Director of Media Relations & Operations

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About Alejandro Robledo Mejia

Alejandro is a Designer, CG/VFX artist, Animator, and Founder of RMA Design. His studio is built upon technical and artistic excellence—producing stunning visual effects, 3D development, and animation for media platforms across feature films, commercial enterprises, and entertainment industries. Using Houdini's raw power of procedural node-based workflow to develop highly technical boards and VFX content, he specializes in building VFX shots from scratch including rigid body dynamics, smoke, fire, explosions, fluids and ocean tools. He built and maintains a powerful GPU farm for unbiased physically-accurate rendering in RedShift and Octane to produce work in Houdini and Cinema 4D—an unparalleled workflow loved by clients.


MTV Video Music Awards 2017
Design Studio: Elastic
Design Director: Duncan Elms
3D Look Development: Raoul Marks
3D Design & Animation: Thomas McMahan, Viraj Ajmeri, Duncan Elms, Alejandro Robledo Mejia, Jip Jeong, Carlo Sa, Jeff Han, Luca Ionescu, Dan Meehan
Editor: Doron Dor
Assistant Editor: Marjorie Sacks
Modeling: Jose Limon
Rigging: Josh Dyer
Coordinator: Ray Freedman
Producer: Danny Hirsch
Head of Production: Kate Berry
Executive Producer: Luke Colson
Managing Directors: Linda Carlson & Jennifer Sofio Hall