Alumnus' Employer Creates HBO Promo

Still from the promo for "Behind the Candelabara" created by Favorite Color

Still from the promo for "Behind the Candelabra" created by Favorite Color

Media Studies alumnus Steven Weinzierl (CCAD 2005) is a director for Favorite Color, a motion graphics studio in New York City that recently created a promo for HBO’s film Behind the Candelabra.

Behind the Candelabra, is based on the rocky relationship between the renowned pianist Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson and stars Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, and Rob Lowe.

“During my initial arrival at Favorite Color, HBO was in search of vendors to take part in a pitch for their HBO series True Blood,” Weinzierl said. “We ended up winning the pitch, produced the project, and the rest is history. HBO was happy with the final product and have been a return client ever since."

The promo took approximately four weeks to complete with a week for concept and design, two weeks for animation, and the last week for render and final approval. It features the falling keys of a piano to symbolize the characters' relationship.

Weinzierl has been with Favorite Color for more than two years and has worked on projects ranging from music videos to commercial campaigns.

To view the promo, click here.