Nominated for Best Animation at IFTA's 2012.

A young man is on the brink of emigration, but as he races through the streets of Dublin he comes to realise the spirit he’s leaving behind.

Directed by James Stacey
Produced by Sean Smith

Souljacker 2011

Made under the Irish Film Board Short Shorts scheme.
Screening at the Galway Film Fleadh. July 2011.

“Origin” was scripted by Matthew Darragh and James Stacey, with an original score by Rónán Ó Snodaigh of Kíla.

“Origin has been produced primarily using Maya and Mental Ray while also relying heavily on its compositing pipeline. The creation of the streets of Dublin was started by using reference images, still photography and 3D models. These elements were then combined in Maya where the staging and cameras were setup. Templates were then output and painted on with good old fashioned Photoshop background painting. These paintings were then projected back on to the 3D models and environments. The shots were then brought into compositing with a large number of shots composited employing projection Mapping techniques."

Crew -

Director: James Stacey
Producer: Sean Smith

Written by: Matthew Darragh & James Stacey

Animation Director: Matthew Darragh
Art Director: Stephen O'Connor
Lead 3D Artist: Donnchadh Murphy
CG Supervisor: James Stacey
Production Manager: Laura Roche

Backgrounds: Mark Molnar

Texture Artists: Andrew Hamilton & Cian O'Reilly

Matthew Darragh
Andy Doyle
Declan Doyle
Shane Collins

Additional Animation
Matt Bugeja

Modelling & layout:
Dimitri Zolotoukhine
Martin Kelly
Eoin Kavanagh
Sean Forsyth
Richard Keane

Lighting & FX:
Craig Kane
Paul Sheehy
Juliusz Kaczmarek
Ezequiel Mastrasso
Patrick Redmond

Additional FX:
David O'Brien
Tino Nettling

Additional Rigging:
Ronan O'Neill
Darragh Duffy
Eoghan Garvey

Storyboards: Andrew Crotty
Additional 2D Design: Barry O'Donoghue

Post Production

Music: Rónán Ó Snodaigh
Audio Post: SoundButlers
Sound Design: Gavin Little
Foley:Paul Juggins

Online Editor: Danny Brown
Offline Editor: Brian O’Brien

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