First Year Group Animation Project - for university
I'm not 100% happy with it, but it was my first time doing a non-solo project and I was working with begginers who had no prior animation experience. Saying that, I think they did really well as beginners and produced a pretty good first project!
I though I would upload it none the less to show I am still alive and animating. :-P
*ALSO* The volume is quite low, so you'll need to turn it up a bit
The year is 1939; Nazi Germany has recently invaded Poland, and many small towns and villages have already become victims of the German raid. A regiment of Nazi soldiers arrive upon a small church nestled in the sprawling wheat fields surrounding the small town of Leczyca. As they enter the church grounds, a low-ranking soldier is ordered into the catacombs deep beneath the church to search for valuables and items of historical and cultural significance for appropriation. Reluctantly, the young soldier heads down, and discovers he has been tainted by the stolen goods, further building the Legend of Boruta.
A short film (approximately ten minutes in length) centered around Boruta - an archaic creature who guards treasures deep within the catacombs of Poland - as he is confronted by unwelcome visitors during the German occupation of Poland amidst World War II. "The Legend of Boruta" is an animated grad-film project by Bartek Nowakowski, completed in April 2007 at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (Vancouver, BC). The concept of the film is derived from an old Polish legend that originates from the small town of Leczyca, Poland. The town - consequently, also Bartek's home town - though small, is saturated with old churches, cathedrals, art, architecture, stories and legends, all of which have inspired him to create his first film, The Legend of Boruta.
-WINNER- 2 ELAN Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts in "Best Film" and "Ready to Rocket" | Vancouver, Canada -WINNER- Grand Prize Winner Electronic Arts Reveal '07 | EA Canada, Burnaby BC -WINNER- President's Media Arts Award | Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver BC -STASH 38 DVD Magazine Feature
--Toronto After Dark Film Festival | Toronto, Canada --Toronto International Film Festival Student Showcase | Toronto, Canada --A Night of Horror International Film Festival | Sydney, Australia --Mauvais Genre' International Film Festival | France --A Night of Horror Film Festival | Beecroft, Australia --Barrie Film Festival | Barrie, Ontario --Emily Carr Media Arts Festival | Vancouver, Canada
-Autodesk 3D Studio Max (core modeling, lighting and animation) -Pixelogic Zbrush (displacement and normal map generation) -Adobe Photoshop (textures and post work) -Adobe After Effects (post work) -Adobe Premiere (video editing) -Adobe Audition (sound editing) -Propellerhead Reason (music production)
Daniel Whitaker is doing the laundry one day when he finds that one of his socks is missing. When he searches the dryer, he's thrown into a dark and spooky world full of old missing clothes. He finds his other sock, but not everyone there wants him to leave with it. This is the first animated short film by Austin Hillebrecht and the winner of the New Zealand Prize at the Hamburg Animation Awards in Hamburg Germany.
Here's the film that ~Ahvia and I have been working on since February. We made it for our 3rd year animation class at SVA in the second semester. And yes, Demos really lives up to his nickname in his cameo.
Thank you so much to those of you who helped us ink and color the scenes!
Disclaimer: The music is by Ugress [link] -- who allows the use of their songs for student films without profit.