A short film by Ben Lam.
This is my final thesis film that I did for my MFA program in Academy of Art University.
As an inspiration from early black & white cartoons, I tend to resembling something similar with current 3d approach.
-design, story, modeling, rigging, animation, texture & lighting, rendering & compositing by Ben Lam
-extra rigging helps from abAuto Rig
-visual effects by Wayne Lai & Ho-Jung Hong
-background painted by Ting Chian Tey
-vending machine robot designed by Hoi Mun Tham
-music & sound effects by Shi-Kuang Lee
-special thanks to my class instructors, students, friends, labtechs, beloved family & God.
production diary: http://thewannabeproject.blogspot.com
Starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are".
Cinematography by Macgregor
Music by Olafur Arnalds courtesy of Erased Tapes
Funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish film Board
Budget was 45k euro - for the shoot. Visual effects budget was a grand total of zeeero. I designed Blinky, modeled him in 3D and played both the his voice and the body mocap performance. And did most of the VFX. Thankfully all footage of me in the skintight mocap suit has been permanently destroyed.
Visual effects were completed over a period of 9 months, of hell. There's a reason why you don't see too many wet CG characters in movies even with 100 million dollar budgets. It's really, really hard.