HAIRY GOLD – 12 MIN
Currently in production, Hairy Gold is about a greedy man whose next door neighbor teaches him a lesson the hard way. As pre-production wraps up, we have begun to develop the visual style of the film overall and the animation. We believe that the timing and style of animation drives humor just as much as dialogue can, so these 2D characters will entertain the viewer without saying a word.
THE FOOD THIEF – 1,5 MIN
This project started out as an Animation test for another the short film “Hairy Gold”. We wanted to create one character and one environment from the film to test out the technology and see how the film would look if done in 3D. The test turned into a 1,5 min short-film that is currently under production.
Bellow you can also see a 3D case Study of how we have made the film as well as an Animatic showing the full story.
THE RIGG – TECHNICAL BREAKDOWN
We made it a goal for ourselves to create a more flexible 3D rigg than anything we had done before. The solution became a rig with sliding body parts that could be turned on or of between the different poses. The rig was created with the help of the brilliant minds at Kippcase rigging studio.
MAKING OF (STILLS)
For the look of the Food Thief we wanted everything to look like a miniature stop-motion-set. To reach the intended look we chose to work with Dockus Animation Studio (Sweden) that helped us build most of the items seen in the film. The set was then shipped to Luxembourg where each object where 3D scanned by Hervé Steff.
2D ANIMATIC / THE FULL STORY
Before we started animating we made a detailed 2d Animatic of the film. This is the stage where much of the story is developed and locked down. Since all the humor is without any dialouge, this visual way of story development makes it easier to get a feeling for how the gags will play out in the final film.