With the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2
around the corner, Leo Burnett / Arc Worldwide came to Mode Project with a delightful assignment: develop bookends for upcoming sneak previews of previously unreleased game play footage to be showcased at youtube.com/wii
. This rich media content, made to look like transmissions from Mario himself, were released in small segments to build anticipation and excitement about the game. Building upon visual elements provided by Leo Burnett / Arc Worldwide, Mode created a customized analog static, awesome broken color bars and a spectral soundscape that complemented the visuals perfectly. The staticky fuzz and visualizer we animated bring a sense of real transmission interference to the footage: as the visualizer slides into frame and struggles to transmit back to Earth, the animated galaxy map reflects which message is being transmitted.