Directed and Produced by : Robin Joseph
Character Animation, Models, Rigs : Kim Leow
Character Rig ( Fox ) : Louis Vottero
Music : John Poon
Proof of Concept/pitch for The Leviathan, created by Ruairi Robinson.
When it came to the look of the film, Robinson enlisted the help of some extraordinarily talented artists to bring his future to life. Weta provided concept art, Ryan Stafford, the effects producer on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, helped out with motion capture, while American concept artist Jordu Schell – whose work includes Starship Troopers, The Mist, Cloverfield and Avatar – created that angry flying monster.
Nevertheless, Robinson described the process of making The Leviathan as “A year of pain”, involving “16-hour days with no income and no days off.”
The Leviathan now has potential studio backing at Fox, with Neill Blomkamp – who made Elysium and Chappie with Kinberg – also stepping in as executive producer.
Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
Of the five Academy Award nominees in the best animated feature category this year, the sole entry that is primarily hand-drawn is Michael Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle.
It’s the first feature directed by Dudok de Wit, whose short films The Monk and The Fish (1994) and Father and Daughter (2000) are widely considered to be contemporary classics. For The Red Turtle, a cross-continental co-production between Japan’s Studio Ghibli and numerous European parties (Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, CN4 Productions, Arte France Cinema, Belvision Coproduction), the challenge for Dudok de Wit was to maintain his idiosyncratic and minimalist aesthetic while working with a feature film crew.
This Mess Won’t Make Itself – Dead Seem Old (Music Video)
Our need for each other is great and our time is short. We feel love, obsession, wonder and despair and most of us can only make each other happy at a certain place and point in time. It’s in those moments we realise our weaknesses.
Co-Written, Produced and Engineered by Javier Weyler
The Vein’s video for Magma by director Dvein is very impressive.
The fluid nature of the video and how well the live action is blended with the 3D animation is really a visual treat.