The Story of O.J.

July 2017


‘The Story of O.J.’ is the animated music video for JAY-Z’s original track from his highly-anticipated visual album, 4:44 (2017). The film is altogether innovative in craft, challenging and gripping in subject matter, and widely celebrated in its genre, driven by JAY-Z’s original vision and executed by a blend of animation techniques with reference to historical cartoon imagery.

Design & Animation: The Mill
Editorial: Arcade Edit
Character Animation: Titmouse
Production: JAY-Z, Mark Romanek
Director: JAY-Z, Marke Romanek
Managing Director: Rani Melendez
Executive Creative Director: Phil Crowe
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Newman
Producer: Daniel Midgley
Production Coordinator: Lauren Wesley
Creative Director: Lisha Tan
Lead Character Design: Rustam Hasanov
Art Director: Tim Devlin
Title Design: Ilya Abulkhanov
Designers: Nathan McKenna, George Fuentes, Ren Chen, Lisha Tan, Amy Graham
Animators: Justin Demetrician, Woosung Kang, Kyle Moore, Mikhail Pakhomov, Tim Devlin, Evan Parsons
3D Modeling: Sasha Vinogradova
2D Lead Artist: John Shirley
Storyboard Artist: Vince Wei
Editor: Paul Martinez
Assistant Editor: Pete Dandrea
Producer: Ben Kalina
Animation Director: Mike Roush
Production Manager: Brendan O’Connor
Animators: Matt Augustin, Roberto Rosi, Richard Mather, Thom McDonnell, Daran Carlin-Weber, Jonathan Peartree, George Chung, Adam Temple, Brian Pak, Mike McCraw, Dante Buford, Marius Alecse, Connie Chan, Jan Naylor, Yi Song, Carl Aspuria, Anthony Parrotta
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