Now that all twenty-four days have been revealed, enjoy a master class in making an animation short – from reading the original pitch to pre-enacting story beats with real umbrellas to early cinematography tests to story reels to color scripts to rain dramaturgy charts to amazing camera capture workflows.
Big thanks to Saschka and Pixar for sharing all of the hard work that went into creating this story!
This mock commercial is just too much fun not to share. I only wish real clients had the guts (pun intended) to fund this kind of work.
Cinesite created this project as a showcase for their artists. With superb comedic timing, lushly rendered animation and brilliant creature work, I’d say it’s a slam dunk. The short was written and directed by Animator Alvise Avati and produced by Animation Director Eamonn Butler.
Cinesite on the look development:
Tip o’ the hat to Todd Akita.
Big Lazy Robot finished another short with fantastic execution and a techo-age parable.