A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges. muchbetternow.net
A short making of here: vimeo.com/33456325
"Children Jury Award" Bristol Encounters 2012
°Best Short" Content Award Vienna 2012
" Bronzener Nagel" - Art Directors Club Germany 2012
" Rookie of the Year" - Creativ Club Austria
"Special Mention" Rome Idependent Film Festival 2012
"3rd Price" Athens Film And Video Festival 2012
Official Selection: ECU 2012 Paris, Vilinius Shorts, Mo & Friese Hamburg, Taafi 2012, SAL Surf At Lisbon 2012, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012, Nord Nordwest, Supertoon, ...
We dug through the darkest recesses of our minds and studio to create original music and sound design for this Buck masterpiece. Working with squirming, analog-tape leeches, moaning coeds, screaming guitar goats, and brain-exploding psychedelia, we were certainly in our element. Plus, it's always fun to rock out and get a little weird for a good cause!
Good Books, an online bookseller, passes all of its profits through to Oxfam. Our hats go off to Buck and String Theory.
Enjoy the trip!
Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory
Music & Sound Design: Antfood
DISCLAIMER: What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S. Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.
A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.
Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at current events. A mysterious figure travels aboard his boat through a dark and desolate landscape in his quest for inner peace.
Main softwares used: Maya, Vray, FumeFX, RealFlow
Download the wallpapers on our site. heliofant.com
Some of the stellar artists that worked on the short: strob.net, huguescoupal.com, sebastienlarroude.com, arnaudbrisebois.carbonmade.com, daverand.com
Thank you Boogie Studio of Montreal for color grading the film for festivals!!!
Animation is about half keyframe animation and half motion capture.
Motion capture recording by Lartech.
Winner Ocelot Robot Film Festival
Placed 14th/100 best of 2012 | Fubiz
The Future of Animation | SOTW Awards 2013
“3D Movie creation” best film distinction | 4th International Animated Short Film Festival “Ciné court animé”
Winner 3D award Bitfilm Festival - bitfilm.com/festival/
Selected for The One Show - oneclub.org/
Taafi - Toronto Animation Arts Festival International official selection (also selected for best of Taafi film screening)
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013 - official selection
20th Granada Short film festival - International Competition
Annecy 2008 - Jury's special award for Graduation Films
Animafest 2008, Zagreb Croatia - Best film for children
KLIK! International Animation Festival 2008, Amsterdam Holland Best student film
Flip International Animation Festival 2008, Chile Special Mention
GOLDEN TOOF AWARD for Best Animated Short, Toofy Film Fest, USA
Golden Knight Film Festival 2008, Moscow, Russia - Best student film
San Joaquin Film Festival 2008, USA - Best Animated Short Film
Sprockets Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008, Canada - Honourable Mention
European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp and Bruges 2008, Belgium - Best Short
Holland Animation Film Festival 2008, Utrecht - MovieSquad Junior Award
Formula Mundi 2007, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany - Best Animation 2th
Barcelona International TV Festival 2007, Spain - «Creative Prize»
Animago 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany - The Jury Prize
«2D OR NOT 2D» Int. Animation Festival 2007, Everet USA - «Golden Pencil Award»
Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007, USA - Children Jury Prize, 2th Best Short Animated Film
Tricky Animation Film Festival 2007, Flensburg, Germany - Audience Award
Animatu Int. Digital Animation Festival 2008, Beja Spain Best 2D Short 2’nd Prize
Student Film Festival «Beginning» 2007, Sankt Petersburg, Russia - Award «For Kindness and Positivism»
Cartoon Club 2007, Rimini, Italy - First Prize
Anima Mundi 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia - Best Debut
Hamburg Animation Award 2007, Germany - First Prize and the Audience Award
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2007, Czech Republic - The Hermina Tyrlova Award
Cartoon on the Bay 2007, Italy - Official Selection Pulcinella Award
AniFest Trebon 2007, Czech Republic - Special Jury Mention