14 artists from around the globe have come together to create an uplifting tribute that illustrates the origin of Barack Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go” chant.
“On a rainy day in June of 2007, President Obama found himself speaking to a subdued crowd in the tiny town of Greenwood, SC. He was exhausted, soaking wet, and beginning to doubt the whole campaign when a voice called out from the back, ‘Fired up, ready to go!’ The chant, started by one unassuming woman in a church hat, transformed the audience and went on to become a rallying cry in every corner of America.”
‘Fired Up’ was directed and produced by Dan Fipphen and Elyse Kelly. Animation directors include, in order of appearance: Emily Eckstein and Ege Alper; Alex Silver; Lynn Tomlinson; Jovanna Tosello; The Duke and The Duck; Amy Lee Ketchum; Juan Camilo Gonzalez; Musa Brooker; Miguel Jiron; Sara Spink; Lou Morton; Daniela Sherer.
[via Dan Fipphen]