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Shingo Tamagawa, an animator closely associated with the studio Sunrise, was afraid he’d start hating his drawings, and even the act of drawing, if he continued to pursue the path he was on. “No matter how hard your work,” he explains in the new documentary Three Minutes, Three Years: Making Puparia, “animation is something that is consumable.” Disillusioned, he stopped drawing for over a year. In that time, ideas slowly started accumulating for a new short film. After three years of solo production, his three-minute indie film Puparia was completed. He released it in November on YouTube, where it has since been viewed more than a million times
Today we take a dive into the world of 3D rendering that accompanies a musical journey.
What would a vibrant dream look like? The answer to this question is in the making of “SILNO” – an enigmatic, glossy and visually powerful journey directed by the acclaimed Tanu Muino for Ukrainian multi artist MONATIK.
The project’s webpage presents the development process, which captures visually stunning details from the music video, together with their starting stages, from research and development to early concepts.
“Klaus,” Netflix’s first animated film, is an origin story of Santa Claus. Because the Oscar-nominated movie appeals to nostalgia, director Sergio Pablos and his team at The SPA Studios in Madrid decided to make the film in 2D. But they also wanted to advance the look, so they developed new technology that adds details like lighting and texture to the characters that make them appear 3D. The Insider Team spoke with Pablos to find out how they made the innovative film, which earned an Academy Award nomination for best Animated Feature and seven Annie Awards.
Riot Games has debuted hologram technology for this year’s League of Legends World Championship final opening ceremony. Using a product called Holonet, a fabric mesh scrim with metallic filament woven into the fibers, and precise lighting in the arena,they were able to bring characters from the game to life with hologram effects.
Valerie Broussard of Philadelphia kicked off the holographic concert by performing “Awaken,” a song released earlier in the year to signal the beginning of the League of Legends calendar year. The debut single from augmented reality hip-hop group True Damage, “Giants,” consisting of vocals from Rebecca “Becky G” Marie Gomez, Jeon “Soyeon” So-yeon, Umar “Thutmose” Ibrahim, Jared “Duckwrth” Lee and Keke Palmer was also performed. In addition to these songs, the tournament’s anthem, “Phoenix,” was performed by Chrissy Costanza and Cailin Russo.