Time Machine

Getty Museum – 2-Minute Time Machine Series

The Getty is a world-renowned space for rare art, perched atop the Santa Monica Mountains. They don’t have problems convincing adults to visit. Teens and tweens? That’s another story. To convince the kiddos to come in, the museum tapped us to create a series called “2-Minute Time Machine”

to promote ancient art to an audience of middle-school-aged kids from diverse backgrounds. The Museum Director and curation team were sticklers for detail, so we had to ensure every design, every coliseum, every artifact was historically accurate. Research was critical.

Honoring different cultures starts with acknowledging their history.

Check out how we visually explored the origins of beards, writing and bread in three different episodes below.

Our Role
Script revisions, visual concepts, design, illustration, animation, voice-over casting/direction, sound design.

Project Timeline
6 weeks per video

Project Style
2D Animated Explainer

Episode One: Beards

Episode Two: Writing

Episode Three: Bread


Client: Getty Museum
Creative Director: Hung Le
Executive Producer: Ricardo Roberts
Senior Producer: Alisha Hawkins
Art Directors: Carlos Alegría, Andrea Gendusa
Illustration: Carlos Alegría, Andrea Gendusa, Flor Tasso, Ally Schuman
Design: Sianey Montes de Oca, Hung Le
Animators: Carlos Alegría, Rocío Cognos, Hung Le, Andrea Gendusa, Alejandro Imondi, Deanna Reilly, Chris Saez, Sianey
Montes de Oca.
Research: Elena Dreyer, Ally Schuman
Sound Design: The Chicken