Our first project at Lost Boys Learning, the Title Project exposes our students to the challenge of taking a project from concept to completion while still operating under a very limited understanding of their new tools. After one week of orientation we dive headfirst into our first project, what better way to start learning!
We have two weeks to design and create a personal intro ID or simulated production title shot, including organizing the necessary assets, filming any live action elements in high definition video, creating 3D assets in Maya, applying materials, choreographing action, setting up lighting, managing renders and carrying out final composites in the Foundry's Nuke.
Our time line is specifically kept tight to keep the creative decision making process rolling while at the same time demonstrating the pressures of real world production.
"My initial idea involved animating small objects in a live action setting to spell out the titles and evolved into cut-out letters thrown at a wall. All the letters were hand keyframed, except the ones that bounce off. Those started out as rigid bodies simulations flung at the wall, then they were "baked out" so I could fine tune the keyframes to react more like hand thrown items." - John Lipskie
A troubled relationship between a Cat and Mouse set in the distant Future.
Written, Directed & Produced by David OReilly, Sound design & Voice synthesis by David Kamp, Sound design & Music by Bram Meindersma. Distributed by Future Shorts.
Golden Bear for best short film - Berlinale (2009)
Grand Prize – Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (2009)
Special Jury Commendation – Encounters (2009)
Special Mention – Animated Dreams Tallinn (2009)
Silver Dove – DOK Leipzig (2009)
Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis (2009)
Best Narrative Film – Ottawa (2009)
First Prize for Best Short Film – Animadrid (2009)
The Cartoon D’or (2009)
High Risk Award – Fantoche (2009)
Special Distinction – Annecy (2009)
Best German Film – Oberhausen (2009)
Best Animation – Darklight film festival
Special Mention – Prix Ars Electronica