Looking for a memorable event from my family's lineage, I stumbled upon the story of one of my ancestors Servatius Vleeshouwers. Who fought in the Napoleonic war. If it wasn't for him making it through the Austrian Campaign of 1809, It's possible I wouldn't be here talking and animating about it.
Many thanks to my late grandfather Jan Vleeshouwers who puzzled out the family tree, and my aunt Inge Veltmans who supplied me with the official military documents.
The modeling and animation of the infantrymen was done with maya, the backgrounds in Photoshop, and finally I composited it in After Effects.
Music samples used from Britten: The young person's Guide to the orchestra
Hope you enjoy it!
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