Big Lazy Robot finished another short with fantastic execution and a techo-age parable.
Check out¬†some of the process below. Plus, there’s a 2-part interview on¬†the D&AD website.
“A balloon dog is lost in a world of danger. One wrong step and his dancing days are done. Only love, and tango, can possibly save him.”
Sam Stephens and Christopher Mauch (Hyrda) co-directed this charming short about a pair of balloon animals in love. It’s one of those sweetly told tales that ticks along effortlessly, bringing you and your smile with it.
The audio is a huge component of this short. Joe Miuccio’s sound design pumps up the comedy while the original score from Michael Hewett and Matt Nakoa undulates and contorts as playfully as the main characters. Superb work.
Produced by Humble.
Kaleb Lechowski’s “R’ha” ups the ante for solo writer/director/animators, proving that while the barrier to entry for solo animated filmmaking is lower than ever, expectations for production quality are rapidly rising.
Lechowski, 22, modeled most of the short’s assets in Blender and used Maya for shading, rigging, animation and most of the rendering (with Mental Ray). He leaned on¬†zBrush for sculpting and Nuke and AfterEffects for compositing.¬†Lechowski created “R’ha” during his first year studies at Germany’s¬†Berlin Mediadesign Hochschule.
Sound by¬†Hartmut Zeller, voice acting by¬†Dave Masterson.
Thanks to Thane for the tip!