Studio Joy / Diego Coutinho | Evolution

Diego Coutinho

From the creator:

direction, design, animation:
Diego Coutinho

Rodolfo Coutinho


“Evolution” is an experimental animation that does not aim to make the viewer understand the narrative in an objective way, but rather see it in a subjective way, allowing the spectator to enjoy a fantastic journey, together with an interesting blend of techniques in animation.

The film gets its inspiration from the theory of evolution. We can see life beginning to manifest itself in its most abstract state, which is represented as pure colors at the beginning of the film, all the way up to its apex, with creatures finally living in an ecosystem. Everything happens in an accelerated and almost aggressive rhythm. For visual and animation aesthetics, inspirations were found from a mix of Japanese animations with animation techniques used in motion graphics. Norman McLaren, a great animator and director from the 80s, was the biggest inspiration in the way the animation and the music is synchronized.

It is interesting to note that the title of the project “Evolution” not only refers to the animation, but to the process of technical evolution of the piece’s authors. Both aspects submit themselves to the process of learning something new for this project.

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