FANATIC is a unique event on the Polish film scene. Director of the young generation Michał Tylka who is a friend of Pigeon Studio stood behind the camera to create a short, copy paste based movie called 'My old man is a fishing fanatic'. This is the first such event in our country which links the ninth muse with internet fantasy.
Studio Pigeon co-produces the movie and our team was asked to look after the preparation and visual care of the intro and outro parts. The project logo used on screen is our original project. Michał Tylka allowed us total creative freedom. (Thank you!). The ending is based on the song Banana Split by New People.
We've tried to create a style that would be an integral part of the film - collage stylistics based on motives from the 1990s was to form an integral part of the movie and in a way, be a reflection of the ambience which dominated the screen. By doing so, the audience embark on a nostalgic and slightly humorous journey to the main character's youth.
The technical side of the whole project required us to use all available tools. Some parts of the animation were done using the cel animation method. With the use of images from the set, newspaper clippings, old magazines, scans of some old wrapping paper and crosswords, fabric patterns, stock images, illustrations, and screenshots we have achieved the intended eclectic effect.
Our personal touch in the video was the incorporation of old photographs depicting our colleagues from the production team. Our team also suggested sound effects to the outro in order to fully showcase [the project's]/[na: our] artistic vision. The whole project gave us a unique opportunity to experiment stylistically and use some of the ideas that had been circulating around our office for some time. Thanks to the cooperation from Michał Tylka, we have broadened the boundaries of our visual language and put all of our strength into... hours of fun!
Graphic Design: Joanna Bernat
Art director: Rafał Blecharz
Ilustration: Joanna Bernat, Javvie
Stop motion: Javvie
Animation: Rafał Blecharz, Javvie
Production: Martyna Marti Orlik
Music: New People, Banana Split
Sound design: Halo Productions
Behance Layout: Gosia Jeniec, Joanna Bernat