GOLDEN AGE SHORT FILM
Position: Character Art Director
Director: Anthony Di Ninno
FUSION DESIGN EXPLORATION
Fusion isn’t really the main character of the story, but he is important in the short film so Anthony asked me to start with him. Once we were happy with his design and the 3D on him moving forward, Anthony gave me the task to design some other characters needed for the short film and important for the story itself as a big picture.
TRANSLATING TO 3D
The great thing of working on a small studio is that we all take on other rolls to make it happen. I was very fortunate to work closely with the Character CG Modeler Maritza Louis and the Look Dev Artist Javier Diaz to properly develop the characters into 3D.
Here are some draw overs and notes I did while they were modelling and creating the character. Some of them are also meant for the Rigging team to understand what I was looking out of the character.
WIDGET & MO.
Like the old cartoons I wanted it to feel very limited in specific movements. For example on Shot 01 in which the arms of the cat are very ‘stiff’ while the legs actually do a circle movement. On Shot 02 I limited a lot the cat’s body movement with a very basic cycle on the arms and torso as I wanted the attention on its face and not the body.