Rise of the Ottoman Empire
In the late 13th century, Osman I established a small principality sandwiched between a crumbling Byzantine Empire and a weakened Sultanate of the Seljuk of Rum, in what is now Turkey. In just a few generations, this territory had outmaneuvered more powerful neighbors to become the vast Ottoman Empire. What enabled its rapid rise? Mostafa Minawi details the early days of the Ottomans.
Educator: Mostafa Minawi
Director: Serin Inan
Narrator: Jack Cutmore-Scott
Director of Production: Gerta Xhelo
Editorial Director: Alex Rosenthal
Producer: Bethany Cutmore-Scott
Editorial Producer: Elizabeth Cox
Script Editor: Eden Girma
Storyboard Artist: Gürkan Gürler
Art Director: Gürkan Gürler
Animators: Tuncay Çetin, Gürkan Gürler
Layout Artists: Can Tugrul, Gürkan Gürler
Composer and Sound Designer: Deniz Dogançay
Executive Creative Director: Logan Smalley
We collaborated with Maspeth Music BV to produce a new music video for Matt Simons.
Working on Identity Crisis video was a very fun process mostly because the song is very catchy and so good.
We tried to visualize different identities a man can get by showing various visual artistic styles. Each style comes with its limitation and freedom. As we run through this life like a marathon runner we have to change or reinvent ourselves in order to adjust the current environment. Like the famous Heraclitus said: "The only thing that doesn't change is change itself."
While it is good to know what direction we are headed in, you can't get paralyzed due to impending change, nor can you change what you do today for a future problem or issue...
Client: Maspeth Music BV
Director: Tolga Yıldız
Producer: Serin Inan
Production Coordinator: Ipek Nurullahoglu
Character Designer: Gürkan Gürler
Illustrator: Selin Tahtakılıç
Animation Director: Serin Inan
Animation: Gürkan Gürler, Tuncay Çetin
Art Direction/ Compositing: Tolga Yıldız