LA Galaxy: DJ Alesso Teaser Film

In a groundbreaking collaboration with LA Galaxy, RIOT has once again pushed the boundaries of creative innovation, this time for the much-anticipated 2024 season opener where multi-platinum DJ and producer Alesso performed during the match against Inter Miami CF at Dignity Health Sports Park. The concept was clear from the outset: to transport LA Galaxy into the cosmic realm, symbolizing a new era of unparalleled experiences both on and off the field. Our team envisioned a journey that was not just a visual feast but an immersive narrative, leading viewers through a galaxy of fantasy and space-driven imagery. From satellites navigating extreme space weather to the mysterious depths of anti-gravity liquids and rivers, every frame was meticulously crafted to captivate and intrigue. “This project stands as a testament to the magic that unfolds when artists are given the liberty to explore, create, and innovate without constraints.” Sound design played a pivotal role in this interstellar voyage, with meticulously synchronized shots leading to an explosive Alesso drop, propelling the teaser into the stratosphere. The music, provided by Alesso himself, was not just a backdrop but the heartbeat of the video, elevating the visual experience into a sensory explosion. The narrative was […]

LA Galaxy: Season Opener 2024
February 11, 2024 in 2024, Art, Color, Creative, Design, Edited, FX, LA-Galaxy, Motion, OOH, Sound, Sports

In our latest collaboration with the LA Galaxy team, we set out to create a dynamic trailer for their social media platforms, sparking excitement among fans for the first home match of the 2024 season against Inter Miami CF. Utilizing stunning visuals of the cloud-enshrouded LA skyline, we designed a teaser that not only boosts LA Galaxy’s brand but also connects it with the infinite expanse of the cosmos and the limitless nature of dreams. This endeavor went beyond merely advertising a match; it aimed to craft a scene where the Galaxy ascends beyond the clouds.   In the video, we intricately blend custom motion graphics with deep textures, inspired by the vintage charm of old VHS tapes. The trailer flickers with glitches, evoking the feeling of rediscovering a cherished memory. This creative direction wasn’t just for style; it represents the enduring legacy of LA Galaxy. Originally crafted for landscape viewing, we adapted the project for various screen aspect ratios and sizes which posed distinct challenges. Yet, this process highlighted our dedication to quality and adaptability, ensuring the trailer’s effect resonated on every device.   This project showcases our creative studio’s forward-thinking approach to storytelling and production. By merging advanced […]

Nutrafol: Youtube & OTT Hair Wellness Campaign

In an ever-evolving realm of hair wellness, our collaboration with Nutrafol wasn’t merely about painting a narrative. It was a strategic endeavor designed to amplify brand awareness and, more crucially, propel sales. We harmoniously combined advanced cinematography with evocative narratives, producing a series of films that resonate with the essence of holistic hair health. At the campaign’s core lay dual objectives: augmenting brand visibility and driving sales. While initially conceptualized for YouTube, the films’ unprecedented success warranted their evolution into OTT versions, which have also been resonating powerfully with audiences. Nutrafol Hair Wellness Campaign: A Fusion of Storytelling and Cinematic Mastery The magic truly unfolded behind the scenes. With the Nutrafol team present at our studios, every idea, every frame, and every soundbite was a collaboration. From conceptualization in our cyclorama studios to recording distinct voice-overs and CTAs in our specialized vocal booth, every step was a dance of innovation and cohesion. Interestingly, while the same talents lent their voices in both scenarios, the nuanced audio quality difference between the narrative and CTAs added a layer of sophistication. What sets these films apart in the crowded landscape of wellness advertising? Our inspiration was drawn from fashion films, and it reflects in […]

LA Galaxy: Rose Bowl Campaign

2023 was the start of our creative journey with Major League Soccer superstars, LA Galaxy. Our original creation was an opening trailer for the season which highlighted the rivalry between LA Galaxy and LAFC while also letting the fans know that this game would be happening where it all began for LA Galaxy – at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Due to extreme weather conditions, the game was called off at the last moment and was rescheduled for independence day. To amplify the rivalry once more, we were tasked with creating a variety of campaign assets for the rescheduled Rose Bowl Stadium game and continue where we left off earlier in the season. For this campaign we created three different films: Rose Bowl Ticket Push Trailer: The first of our trailers, the intent of this film was to build up hype before the big game while also serving as a final ticket sales push to help sell out the Rose Bowl game. Our film successfully helped make that happen! Match Day -1 Hype Film: A reminder that tomorrow was the day that something historic was going to happen. In Stadium / Broadcast Hype Film: This film was played in […]

LA Galaxy: Dignity Health Sports Park 20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary of Dignity Health Sports Park: A Tribute to Legacy Dignity Health Sports Park, an emblematic landmark in the world of sports, marks its 20th anniversary this year. Synonymous with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, this stadium has witnessed countless memories over the years. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve crafted a video reel to encapsulate its vibrant history, tailored especially for our social media followers. A Deep Dive into Archival Footage Our team meticulously sifted through decades of footage to ensure that we captured those standout moments that have defined the stadium’s narrative. Whether it’s an electrifying LA Galaxy match, a boxing bout that had fans on the edge of their seats, or a live music performance that reverberated through the stands, our reel ensures no significant moment goes unnoticed. Blending Iconic Moments with Modern Aesthetics More than just a chronological recap, our reel offers a seamless fusion of iconic MLS moments, diverse sports events, popular TV showcases, and live concerts that have graced the Dignity Health Sports Park. To further enhance the viewing experience, we’ve augmented our content with state-of-the-art FPV drone visuals and dynamic motion graphics. Our signature logo sting is the cherry on top, […]

Coach: Introducing Coachtopia

For more than a decade we’ve been getting creative with Coach on a wide variety of campaigns and visuals, helping to further cement them as one of the leading fashion brands around the world. We’re proud to share our latest collaboration with Coach, bringing them one step closer to our hearts – this time we helped Coach with the creation of a new sub brand visual identity that is focused on sustainability, Coachtopia. Enter, Coachtopia It’s been a long time coming and we’re so excited to share all the creative work we’ve put into Coach’s new sustainability-focused brand, Coachtopia – just in time for this year’s Earth Day too! We’re extremely proud to showcase the wide range of creative collaborations we have worked on for Coachtopia, a brand that is putting circular fashion first through the use of pioneering production, technology and lifecycle concepts. And the coolest part? Coachtopia is all centered around a collective of Gen Z designers, influencers and activists that are all working together to make positive impact in the world. If you’re fans of our work, you may have already seen the Coach (Re)Loved ReMade advertising campaign that was focused on sustainability, where old materials were […]

Coachtopia: Logo Stings

As part of our multi-year collaborations with Coach’s new sustainability focused sub brand, Coachtopia, we were given the very rare but beautifully awesome task of creating whatever we wanted! The brief was simple, create as many different logo stings as we could for Coachtopia in a month with the specific point of reference being how MTV did it in the 90’s! Not every day, you get such an awesome and open ended brief but it was one we were excited to tackle particularly as logo stings will become a main stay in Coachtopia’s visual identity and all the content they create in the future. This really was the opportunity for us to put the RIOT stamp on the Coachtopia brand for the foreseeable future. Our creative freedom was truly unleashed with these logo creations. We attempted to make logos for every personality type, with some being made with the intention of being at the start of films, some at the end and some that you can split up and tell the story as a book end. Our mix of 21 hand drawn, cute, glitchy, retro, and trippy Coachtopia logos have wild colors, cool motions and deep texture to each tell […]

Coachtopia: NFC Chip Animation

A very unique and interesting part of our collaborations with Coachtopia this past couple of years was our hand-drawn animated how-to video for their Coachtopia app which launched today. All Coachtopia products created will feature an emblem that has an NFC chip embedded within it. This NFC chip serves as your product’s passport and will allow you to track your product’s lifecycle. In the future, you’ll also be able to see how one product becomes another, or who previously owned your product etc. This chip does a lot of cool stuff but most people have no idea what an NFC chip is, or how to activate it. That’s where we come in. Our film was conceived, storyboarded, and created as a vertical aspect ratio (9×16) as it will live solely on the Coachtopia app. We utilized Bonnie, a flower to help welcome everyone to Coachtopia, demonstrate how to use the NFC chip, explain what it is, where to find it, and what this unique technology will allow you to do. We had Molly, one of the Coachtopia community members come out to our studios to record the voice for Bonnie in advance of the animation process in our booth. Utilizing […]

LA Galaxy: Galaxy Rise

Continuing our partnership with LA Galaxy, we were excited to develop the premiere episode of their monthly Apple TV series, “Galaxy Rise.”  This series focuses on enriching the local LA community, promoting inclusivity in sports, and fostering open dialogues for everyone. For the Galaxy Rise project the idea was for us to create the first episode and set the standard of the show in terms of look, feel and vibe and then hand off all created assets to the LA Galaxy internal video team to create the remainder of the episodes for the season.   Our creative team utilized a rich array of clips, featuring influential speakers and community interviews, to craft an eepisode that resonates with all viewers, particularly the younger, more impressionable audience who can be the real change-makers. Maintaining the visual style from our other LA Galaxy collaboration “The Future is Now” and the opening trailers, we incorporated our distinctive full-screen text animations and dynamic motion graphics. This approach not only ensured stylistic consistency but also heightened the narrative’s energy and impact. Experience the entire episode in the player above and browse through some of the exceptional graphics in the gallery below.

Nutrafol x Sephora: Product Range Launch

Nutrafol, a renowned name in the nutraceuticals and hair care sector, recently partnered with Sephora and enlisted our creative agency to produce a comprehensive product video library to accompany the launch of their new partnership. Our team closely collaborated with Nutrafol’s creative department to create visually appealing and informative videos for each of their products available at Sephora. The Nutrafol x Sephora collaboration was a full-service agency effort, executed in-house by our creative team. We handled every aspect of video production, from ideation and storyboarding to animation, editing, sound design, and color correction. We delivered polished and sophisticated final product films highlighting the key benefits of each Nutrafol product, aiding consumers in making informed purchasing decisions while shopping at Sephora. Our Nutrafol x Sephora product launch asset creation included: 5 Nutrafol hair care product videos shot in 8K resolution for maximum clarity 5 Nutrafol nutraceutical supplement videos also captured in 8K for vivid detail 2 instructional videos for Sephora staff members, also shot in 8K, to understand the details of both Nutrafol product ranges 12 subtitled versions in English for wider audience reach A clean, eye-catching animated Nutrafol logo sting Dynamic animated kinetic text to add visual interest Vector illustration […]

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