Artist for Animation

Joel Parod

Art Direction & Painting - Joel Parod

Direction, Character Design & Animation - Claire Armstrong Parod

Production - Acme Filmworks


The only CG animated commercial we did was in 2003-04 for Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo birth control, and featured a feminine CG animated flower character dancing and interacting with the logo in an otherwise live action commercial. Since it was still the early days of CG animation, it took us 3 months to create the character and animate 6 seconds. According to Claire and our character rigger, flowing translucent material hadn't been done before. DisneyToon Studios responded to the flower character by hiring me to be a character painter on Tinker Bell in 2005. This commercial kicked off my 7 year employment on the Tinker Bell franchise.

The live action portion of the commercial was also parodied by Amy Poehler on Saterday Night Live!

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

Anna Bell CG flower character