A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.
Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at current events. A mysterious figure travels aboard his boat through a dark and desolate landscape in his quest for inner peace.
Main softwares used: Maya, Vray, FumeFX, RealFlow
Download the wallpapers on their site here : www.heliofant.com
Original soundtrack “the Stream”, written and performed by Tanuki Project.
Some of the stellar artists that worked on the short: strob.net, huguescoupal.com, sebastienlarroude.com, arnaudbrisebois.carbonmade.com, daverand.com
Animation is about half keyframe animation and half motion capture.
Motion capture recording by Lartech.
Winner Ocelot Robot Film Festival
Placed 14th/100 best of 2012 | Fubiz
The Future of Animation | SOTW Awards 2013
“3D Movie creation” best film distinction | 4th International Animated Short Film Festival “Ciné court animé”
Based in the beautiful Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal, Canada, Heliofant is a nascent independent computer animation studio focused on creating experimental and challenging content. Bringing together artists from the fields of dance, music, computer animation and visual arts, the company is very interested in exploring the common ground that underlies many spiritual and philosophical traditions in a lyrical form.
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