Opus

Project Description

A short film created and screened Design Week 2018.

"This dummy dude is too curious and gets into a whole bunch of hijinks. Will his curiosity consume his soul?"

Credits

Design + Animation: Kim Daley, Yahira Hernandez, Alex Bernard, Daniel Moreno

Full credits below

Selects

A collection of my favorite stills from the piece.

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Process

We worked together to create a cute but simple character to be our protagonist. We wanted him to be easily translateable to any art style and still be recognizable. 

The mystery box went through a few design rounds and plenty of collaboration between all of us. We decided to go with a 4D cube and integrated random floating elements to give it a unique look.

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Monster world

One of my personal favorite things I made. Just two monsters hanging out in a swamp and then being stunned when a third mate suddenly appears out of no where.

Used a mix of Substance Painter for the trees and Redshift to render out the entire scene.

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Squeky town

Reintroducing some elements of a past personal project, I put our main character into a super clean and bubbly world being carried by a balloon party. 

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Into the void

Our final section is a super mash up of all kinds of styles and imagery. This was an opportunity to make a bunch of stuff as quickly as possible and further expand his journey.

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Credits

Design, Animation - Yahira Hernandez
Design, Animation - Kim Daley
Design, Animation, Cel - Alex Bernard
Design, Animation, 3D - Daniel Moreno
Lead Compositor, Editor - Daniel Moreno

Audio Track - Alex Bernard
Audio Mix, SFX - Daniel Moreno

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CONTACT

dmoreno.me [at] gmail.com

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