Watch New York City succumb to Mother Nature in “Wrapped”

“Wrapped” proves that watching New York City succumb to nature can be a surprisingly delightful experience.

After a solid run at over 100 festivals, the student-created short film has been released into the wild.

Created as a graduation short film for the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, the project was conceived and directed by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, collectively known as Crave.

If you think you know where it’s headed, you’re probably wrong. Hang in for the twist at the end.

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Credits

Idea, Realisation + Direction – Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann

Producing – Catherine Ackermann, Paolo Tamburrino
First Unit – Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann
Additional Editing – Alexander Scholz

3d Lead – Roman Kaelin, Florian Wittmann
Rat Rigging – Pascal Floerks
Rat Animation – Jacob Frey
Additional Effects – Felix Hoerlein, Amit Rojtblat
Additional Lighting – Vincent Ullmann
Additional Texturing – Natalia Alencar

Compositing Lead – Falko Paeper
Compositing – Matthias Baeuerle, Christoph Hoffmann, Denis Krez, Vincent Langer, Manuel Rivoir, Alexander Scholz
Grading- Benjamin Dittrich, Niklas ZidarovConcept Art – Juan Carlos Barquet
Matte Painting – Christoph Hoffmann
Motion Design – Simeon Herrmann

Music – Stefan Wiedmer
Sound Design & Mix – Philip Von During
Mastering – Marvin H. Keil

Tools & Plugins – Michael Heberlein, Eric Mootz, Heiko Schneck, Holger Schoenberger

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Justin Cone

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Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.

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  • Simply beautiful!

  • I’m seeing “Motion Design” as a separate credit line more and more in pieces like this. I’m wondering what they consider strictly motion design in a piece like this?

    • Donavon Brutus

      I wonder the same. Maybe the title?