Exoids follows the octane-fueled adventures of the nomadic desert slug Gus Nitrous on his search for precious water. The story takes a dangerous turn as Gus ventures into the Exoids-occupied city of Los Angeles, culminating in a high-speed desert car chase that ends with an epic showdown.
Exoids was created at Gnomon Studios, the original content creation wing at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. Gnomon Studios prepares advanced Gnomon students for their professional careers by giving them the opportunity to work on projects in a studio environment under the guidance of actual production professionals. Through projects like Exoids, Gnomon students are able to take on various roles of a production team in a studio environment, thus coming away with an advanced form of training and experience to leverage when pursuing opportunities in the entertainment art and visual effects industries.
Writer and Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Producers: Alex Alvarez, Darrin Krumweide and Aristomenis Tsirbas
Gus Nitrous Voice: Robert Nelms
VFX Supervisor: Aristomenis Tsirbas
CG Supervisor: Vito Birardi
VFX Coordinator: Ashley Woodworth
Concept Design: Neville Page, Jia Le Zhang, Charles Boston, Nathan Healy, Ousmane Dop, Kelton Cram, Ismael Salcedo, Travis Bourbeau
Sound Design: Santiago Gonzalez Cortes
Main Title Design: Eric Carl
Organic Model and Texture Team: Neville Page, Mark DeDecker, Padhia Avocado, Nuttavut Baiphowongse, Tony Tang
Model and Texture: Hunt Dougherty, Diego Gonzalez, Ethan Ayer, Iordanis Kioumourtzoglou, Joy Lea, Hartwell Durfor, Richard Daniels, Marco Amador, Martin Smith
Animators: Javier Zumaeta, Adam Nixon, Tom Heyerman, Heejin Kim
Riggers: Ken Chiang, Diego Gonzalez, Adam Nixon, Pedro Bellini, Harvinder Grewal
Visual Effects: Daniele Volpe, Adedunmola Olanrewaju, Shahin Badiei, Tom Heyerman, George Liu
Matte Painting: Sonja Christoph, Charles Boston
Compositing: Shahin Badiei, Aristomenis Tsirbas
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The animated shortfilm “The Tale Of Mr. Rêvus” is my (Marius Herzog) graduation (Diploma) film, produced at the Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule – University Of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg.
The challenge of this movie was to reproduce the entire production process of an animated 3D shortfilm by myself including story development, concept design, modelling, rigging, directing, editing, animating, rendering and finally compositing (see credits).
The amazing score orchestrated by Simon Scharf student at the Hochschule für Musik Nuremberg (HfM) has been conducted by Guido Johannes Rumstadt, played by the orchestra of the HfM and recorded by Toni Hinterholzinger.
Special thanks to all the kind people who supported me in a very tough time especially my beloved family, Prof. Jürgen Schopper and Tobias Wiesner. This movie wouldn´t exist without you...
Besides the actual technical and creative production the story turned into a very personal metaphor.
Thanks for watching!
2013 Computer Space - International Computer Art Forum - Computer Animation (Nominated)
2011 Raymond Loewy Foundation Junior Designer Award - Honorable Mention
2011 Art Directors Club (ADC) - Silver
2010 Animago - Best Young Production (Nominated)
Direction, Story, Animation etc. - Marius Herzog
Music (Composer) - Simon Scharf
Conductor - Guido Johannes Rumstadt
Score Recording - Toni Hinterholzinger
Orchestra - Orchestra of HfM Nürnberg
Narratress - Melanie Kurhan
Narrationtext - Melanie Kurhan,Thomas Beyerlein, Marius Herzog
Sound - Lars Fischer
Compositing - Tobias Wiesner (Lead), Marius Herzog
Endtitle animation - Melanie Lukhaup
Projectadvisor - Prof. Jürgen Schopper
Creditmusic by Maya Nadir and Lars Fischer:
http://mayanadir.net and http://www.fischerlars.de