sexta-feira, 25 de abril de 2014

Alda - A more serious film

With Monstra on our back, April brings us a new film festival (which began yesterday): Indielisboa.
Unlike Monstra, this is a festival that gathers several film categories such as live action, animation, documentaries, and so on...

I have an animated film called "Alda" in it. I made it along with three more colleagues, my animation gang. It was our final project for the Digital Animation degree. I had never done such a long animation (it has 12 minutes), and it cost us a mighty back pain in the final sprint, but it was worth it. We ended up with a great movie that I invite all of you to watch (if you're in Lisbon). Don't forget: April 30th, 7.00 PM, São Jorge Theatre.

It will be shown on the  Brand New section, along with other films (ours is the only animated movie).
You can visit the movie page on the festival here:

If you want to know more about the film, go to the facebook page and give Miss Alda a Like, please:

And finally, here is the trailer for you to get an idea of what I'm talking about:


I haven't posted anything for a while, so I decided to show this animation I made in the second year of college, despite the fact that I don't have any pride in it.

I made this work along with a colleague. I animated the blue character and she animated the rose. 
It was made in Flash and the animation is not very good because the goal was to learn how to work with the software. I did not work very well with it and I didn't became a fan of Flash.

Another thing that it's not good: the story is hardly noticeable. Let me explain. There are two characters who are the pawns in a board game. They are maniacs. The blue one has a mania for orientation and is always afraid of losing sight of his way. The rose one has the mania for cleaning everything. When they see that on the top of the mountain is what each one wants, begins a race to see who gets there first, but their plans are soon ruined because they must return to the beginning.

Well, it's not good, but I show it to you anyway. Here are some studies for the characters.

Trivia: their voices is really our voices.