Hey, this is our Entry for the Film of the Year category!
This very short film was done at MoPA school (Supinfocom Arles) and was realised in the span of 2 months, during the lockdown with a team of 4 people :Baptiste Tassin, Diego Maggiore, Marine Dieval and myself Karim Diouf.
The original story is from Baptiste Tassin, it talks about the mystery around Easter Island's statues and their (hidden) origins.
We really enjoyed working on this project and hope you'll enjoy watching it !
Color Board by Marine Dieval and Storyboard by Baptiste Tassin
Early concept / visual development by Marine Dieval
Props Design for the chess pieces. (First slide done By Baptiste Tassin, second and third by Karim Diouf)
The challenge was to keep the very recognisable Moaïs design and mix it with chess pieces design to make a coherent Chess game set. We explored a lot to find the final design and found a lot of fun Moaï statues references.
This is Horace, the loosing giant. He's very impulsive and impatient but he's a good lad.
Design by Baptiste Tassin
Larry, the winning giant. He's the opposite of Horace, very chill and patient, probably why he wins every time...
Design by Karim Diouf
These were the first shading test we did. We textured with Substance Painter and use Arnold aitoon for the rendering and shading to have this 2d looking effect.
All aspets by Karim Diouf
All chess pieces.
Done with Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter and Arnold renderer.
All the backgrounds were done in 2d painting and added during the compositing
Horace modeling and texturing by Diego Maggiore
Larry modeling and texturing by Karim Diouf
Grass and 2d Backgrounds by Marine Dieval
Baptiste Tassin : Storyboard, Character and Props Design, Animation, Sound Design, 2D Fx, Video Editing
Marine Dieval : Colorboard, Concept Art, Backgrounds, Props Texturing, Animation, Compositing
Diego Maggiore : Character and Props Modeling, Character and Props Texturing, Water Fx, Compositing
Karim Diouf : Character and Props Modeling, Character and Props Texturing, Shading, Lighting, Rendering
Jérémie Esperet : Music
Copyrights MoPA School 2020
Thanks for watching! :D