Circle Squared is a commissioned animation for the New York Times' 'T Magazine'. It was released around the holidays as part of a series of shorts that explored the theme of 'Giving'.
The story is told through stop-motion animation, using toy-like hand-made wooden forms. The shapes interact similarly to the way Russian dolls nest. These cube-animal shapes originate from the idea of a box containing a gift, but instead of depicting a literal gift-giving situation, the story is rooted in the cycle of nature, where animals end up unwittingly giving of themselves so that other creatures may live.
Circle Squared won a Webby and was nominated for a 2007 Emmy.
"BIG BANG BIG BOOM:
an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life ... and how it could probably end.
direction and animation by BLU blublu.org
production and distribution by ARTSH.it artsh.it
sountrack by ANDREA MARTIGNONI
many thanks to (in random order):
xm24 bologna, csoa mezzacanaja, ericailcane, robert rebotti, andrea bagni, paper resistance, studiocromie, rifrazioni festival, sasso passo, sibe, festival de cine experimental de maldonado (uruguay), gianluigi toccafondo, orilo, maria de brea, bs as stencil, run don't walk, franco fasoli, modo infoshop, pietro and icone festival, doma, cesare romani, popup festival and all the blu's family
Written and Directed by: Rodrigo Blaas
Produced by: Cecile Hokes
Art Director: Alfonso Blaas
Lighting Supervisor: Jonatan Catalán
Character Technical Supervisor: Jaime Maestro
Character Design: Bolhem Bouchiba, Carlos Grangel,
Sergio Pablos, Santi Agustí
Animation: Daniel Peixe, ManueBover, Remi Hueso
Sound Design: Tom Myers and David Hughes
Post Production Coordinator: David Heras
Special Thanks: Keytoon, Next Limit, UserT38
Primera pieza audiovisual de la serie "Princesas" de los diseñadores de Ramón Herrerías: Ignacio y Ramón. En este primer clip podemos ver la pieza "1 aroma" basada en provocar los sentidos del tacto, la vista y evocar al olfato.
Para más información: facebook.com/ramonherrerias
First media piece from the "Princesas" series from Ramón Herrerías designers Ignacio and Ramón. In this clip we can see the dress called "1 aroma" based on to cause the sense of touch, sight to evoke the smell.
For further information please visit: facebook.com/ramonherrerias