- Project set by Bournemouth University
- Completion Date 06/15/2015
- Collaborating with Maya Schoch
The Hunt is a short animation inspired by a Native American legend.
I was responsible for designing the set as well as creating it in a 3D package (Modelling and Texturing), creating all the Matte Paintings to put as backdrops, lighting the shots to enhance storytelling and Compositing the final images to ensure a consistent style.
The final animation
My contribution to The Hunt
Here are my notes on desiging The Hunt along with my sketches and paintings.
I started the project by gathering a lot of visual reference from Native American Art and Canadian Landscape Painters. This helped me understand the visual culture of the story and was my starting point when designing the environments.
A collection of patterns (Wilson, 1987), (Appletom, 1971)
Some pictures I took with Maya Schoch at the MOA
The Group of Seven and other Canadian Landscape Painters (Artcountrycanada.com, 2015)
Creating the mood of a poetic tale
The story is very poetic so it was important for the visuals to reflect that quality. In my colourscript, I selected strong colours to define and establish the mood of each part of the tale.
The story can be divided into 3 acts, each with its distinct style.
|I.||Peaceful, safe||Parallel lines, curves||
Subtle variations, foggy, blue and orange atmospheric light
|II.||Pain, Panic||Diagonal, sharp lines, abstracted image, geometric||
Contrast, red, flatter colours
|III.||Magical, beautiful||Curves||Rich blue night sky and stars occupy the most space|
They are designed to contrast with each other, starting with the bear living safely in the forest, to the harsh world of the mountains and the encounter with the humans; and finally to finding another world where the bear truly belongs, a world of magic and spirits. To emphasize the importance of certain colours, red is only introduced in the second part, showing the pain and surprise of the bear.