Miss Van is one of our all time favs and she features in the latest issue 21 of VNA. After a lengthy hiatus from painting on the streets, we caught up with her in Sao Paulo where she was feeding off the local vibes and getting sparked to paint outside again. We're glad shes back.
"We need to talk about Alice" was commissioned by New Zealand based agency String Theory and created to be part of Good Books' "Great Writers Series," a collection of short films made to promote the non profit organization (gogoodbooks.com) which is an online charity book store that sells book and donates all proceeds to Oxfam, an organization that fights hunger and poverty since 1995.
In the last few years, a select group of directors have donated their time and knowledge to create animated shorts based on renowned literary works and authors to promote this charity. In 2012, Buck launched the amazing "Metamorphosis", a tribute to author Hunter S. Thompson. Then came "Havana Heat" in 2013, a sensual animation produced by renowned duo McBess and Simon from The Mill.
Plenty had the honor of creating the third a 2:30 minute short film for Good Books based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" to commemorate the book's 150th anniversary.
After a lot of dedication, hard work and passion for what we do, it's our pleasure to introduce "We need to talk about Alice"
We'll be posting more about the project soon! We have a 5 minute breakdown where you'll be able to see the whole process for this amazing adventure we embarked in! A lot of process stills, extra content and some magical gifs!
We hope you love it! We were honored to be a part of a series of shorts that will leave a mark in the history of motion graphics.
Directed & Produced by Plenty.
Creative Director: Mariano Farías.
Executive Producer: Inés Palmas.
Creative Development: Mariano Farías & Pablo Alfieri
Animation Director: Mariano Farías
Art Director: Elda Broglio
Producer: César Morán Mazo
Concept by: String Theory
E.C.D.: Jeremy Taine
Writers: Devon Wood & Jeremy Taine
Music & Sound Design: Liquid Studios
Music Composer: Peter van der Fluit & Liquid Studios
Storyboard & Animatic: Claudio Iriarte & Mariano Farías
Character Design: Elda Broglio, Claudio Iriarte & German Merlo
Production Design: Elda Broglio, Carolina Carballo & Eugenia Mello
Background Design: Eugenia Mello & Elda Broglio
Books Covers Design: Pablo Alfieri
3D Modelling: Juan Martín Miyagi, Matías Fernandez, Juan Pablo Fernandez , Benjamín Jagusieczko & Natalia Urrutia
Scripting: Agustín Schilling & Ago Carrera
CG Supervisor, 3D Technical Direction and FX: Agustín Schilling
Character Rigging: Germán Merlo, Agustín Schilling, Benjamín Jagusieczko, Ramiro Tell & Guillermo Comoli
Skin Fixing: Agustín Schilling, German Merlo & Nicolás Mandelman
3D Character Animation: Mauro Serei, Pablo Lorenzo, Laura Lempert & German Merlo
3D Animation: German Merlo, Mariano Farías & Hernán Estevez
2D Animation & Transitions: Germán Merlo, Mau Lencinas , Sergio Slepczuk, Hernán Estevez & Mariano Farías
Animation Consulting: Federico Radero
Painting & Texturing: Carolina Carballo, Elda Broglio, Benjamín Jagusieczko & Eugenia Mello
Shading: Ago Carrera
Lead Lighter: Ago Carrera
Lighting: Ago Carrera, Benjamín Jagusieczko, Juan Casale, Natalia Urrutia & Matias Mastrogiano
3D Rendering: Ago Carrera, Benjamín Jagusiecsko & Agustín Schilling
Lead VFX & 2D Technical Direction: Matías Mastrogiano
Compositors: Matías Mastrogiano & Nicolás Holodovsky, Benjamín Jagusiecsko, Milena Girini & Edgardo Osornio
Edition & Montage: Mariano Farías
Live Action Actors Coach:: Valeria Grossi
Live Action Casting Camera: Sandra Grossi
Alice: Catalina Alexander
Mad Hatter: Julián Puchetta
White Rabbit & Rose: Karina Hernandez
VO Presenter: Michael Hurst
Voice Over Artists
Alice: Brie Ana Hill
Mad Hatter: Syd Jackson
Lady Rose: Tania Anderson
White Rabbit: Ian Hughes
Cheshire Cat: Michael Hurst
Special Thanks: Jelly London, Alín Bosnoyan, Mariela Fabregas, Sam McManus & Eduardo Graña
Energy 4 Energy is a 1st prize winning project of the Solar Energy Challenge - Gelderland Valoriseert.
A house with solar panels is nothing new these days. Every year thousands of people buy solar panels to save energy and to contribute to a better environment. Most people aren't home during energy peak hours. The surplus of daytime energy returns to our supplier. While we still need to pursue energy in off peak hours. This results in an increase development of complications for the electricity network. Mass returns of energy in peak hours will cause the cables to overload. Similar problems occur in off peak hours when we consume the most energy. Energy 4 Energy introduces Flywheel. A flywheel that stores the green energy you generate during the day in a sustainable way so you can uses it when you need it. From a central energy station to an in series connected tile floor. This enables us to profit from the energy we generated ourselves any time of day. Energy 4 Energy a visible storage station at home.
SPACE is a travel film. It is also a reminder (to ourselves) that this strange, unique wilderness is ours for now...and each day the lights turn on.
Special Thanks to Kate for being the perfect companion for the long journey + our son WES - one of his first words was 'LIGHT!" - seeing his constant curiosity as he figures out this crazy world is a huge inspiration. Love you guys.
Thanks to Howl Collective! Forest Woodward, Elliot Ross, Patrick O'Brien, and Jim Lind...you guys are supremely talented and this couldn't have happened without your globetrotting generosity and inspiring spontaneity. Thank you!!!
Thanks to James at SPACESHIPS + Eilish at WonderWorks LA for putting the puzzle pieces (space van + space man) together so quickly.
Thanks to DIJIFI in Brooklyn, NY for the Super8 to HD transfer.
It's crazy to think back, but this trip (in 2009) was the first time we used LENSPROTOGO. 7D + 11-16 + 35 + 70-200. They were awesome then...and they are even awesomer now! Thanks for your continuing support!
ADDITIONAL (spaceman) FOOTAGE: Howl Collective
EDIT: Jordan Ingram. You are an editing ninja! Thanks for your patience!
ADDITIONAL SOUND MIXING: Joshua Svare
SUPPORTED BY: SPACESHIPS / LENSPROTOGO.COM / STORY & HEART