Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Animated Inspiration: Neomorphus

Here's a stop-motion animation that just screams 'Brothers Quay', however, it was actually created by Animatorio, a studio out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Neomorphus from Animatorio on Vimeo.

I have to give it to the animators. No matter how much I like this creepy little film, they've gone the extra mile and published an additional short on the making of their film that displays concept sketches, sets, animation tests, and unused scenes.

"The making of Neomorphus"

Neomorphus Making Of from Animatorio on Vimeo.

What I find particularly fascinating with this film is that they're providing a behind-the-scenes look at production. So you can see all the guide wires, camera dolly, type of camera used, as well as the model guides set up to mark the last position of the models. It's things like this that appeal to my inner animation geek--a magical little film followed by a look behind the scenes into the magician's bag of tricks!