Hello. My name is YU. I am the character of David Oerter's diploma project at FH Salzburg (Austria).
To get more information, making-of pics and animation tests check out this page: bit.ly/yu-thefilm
The small sphere Yu lives in a world where she thinks that she lacks for nothing and that she has all freedoms. But this world is just fake as she finds out coincidentally. She is living in a golden cage. All experiments to break out of this world are unsuccessful. Through a ruse, however, she manages taking her live into her own hands and at the same time she risks continuing living her save secured life in the golden cage.
Realized with a Nikon D90, the awesome software Dragon StopMotion and heaps of compositing in After Effects CS4.
A bunch of fantastic people helped bringing me to life. Big ups for that!
Animation Assistants: Ela Grieshaber, Thomas Mühlberger, Iva Asparuhova
Sound: Andreas Leitner
Live Action Camera & Light: Daniel Hollerweger
Set & Props: Benjamin Hohnheiser, Daniel Übleis, Iva Asparuhova
3D Particles: Daniel Übleis
Additional Thanks: Dennis Tiege, Franziska Maurer, Jenny Keuter, Jonathan Vogel, Jordi Cinca, Jörg Walther, Maria Hofstätter, Paul Baaske, Paul Maresch, Phillip Strahl, Tabea Timmer, Tina Kirchweger, Veronika Elping
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