Here are a couple of interesting pieces of creative work to start the week. First off is creative agency DBLG, which has been experimenting with combining a 3D printed character with stop-frame animation (and a little bit of 3D animation for good measure).
After 3D printing lots and lots of models of a bear in different stages of a walk cycle of climbing the stairs and stop-frame animating the results, the outcome is an eye-catching, brilliantly executed animation of a bear climbing the stairs thats beauty lies in not just being the usual cg fodder.
DBLG says: "The most exciting [of our recent work] is a studio project we’ve been working on over the last few months, which combines 3D animation, 3D printing and stop-frame animation. DBLG’s in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun. Massive thanks for Blue Zoo for the character animation and Resonate for the audio mix and sound design."
Next up is some work for Fujitsu called Together We Can Make It Happen, from Blink director Tomas Mankovsky, which messes around with perspectives to create some interesting results. The spot was posted at MPC, which says the following: "A combination of complex set builds and a range of vfx techniques were used. MPC’s vfx team, led by Timo Huber, approached the spot utilising vfx techniques including matte painting, set extensions and clean up to remove extras and props on-set."
"The brief was to visualise the support and solutions provided by Fujitsu with ‘stage-hands’ that are seen providing invisible assistance to empower businesses. MPC was present on set to advise the production team on the complex shots where choreography was paramount."
Fujitsu – Together We Can Make It Happen
Director: Tomas Mankovsky
Production Company: Blink Productions
Agency: mcgarrybowen London
Creatives: Brad Woolf and Dan Bailey
Executive Producer: James Bland
Producer: Ewen Brown
Agency Producer: Ben Catford
VFX Producer: Chris Allen
VFX Supervisor: Timo Huber
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret
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