In a barren and cold world, a lone knight travels toward a sole beacon of hope; a beautiful, golden city. When the knight’s way is blocked by an infallible monster, the knight must fight to reach his goal; but can they defeat the monster from within the heavy armour without facing the memories that haunt? WITHIN, WITHOUT was made by a team of 3rd year Character Animation & CG Art students at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College in Viborg, Denmark. Check out the individual students blogs (links below) to learn more about the talent behind the film and check out the project blog: Credits: Patrycja Cmak - Director ( Ariel Ries - Story Lead ( Marie Post Riggelsen - Production Manager ( Maria Madelaire Forná - Art Director ( Morten Solgaard Pedersen - Art Director &Technical Director ( Auriane Laïly - Animation Lead ( Marta Milczarek - Pipeline Manager & Environment lead ( Henrik Langergaard Jepsen - CG Generalist Carl Otto Moesgård Jørgensen - CG Generalist ( Additional Animation: Myra Hild Pauline Champetier Kristine Behrmann Larsen Linda Chuu Bjurhager Leena Lecklin Louis Kynd Joel Stenbäck Additional Cleanup and Colour: Søren Sparre Jowanna Barvizi Federico Pirovano Kristina Silkjær Pernille Flyvholm Philip Rodrigues Sarah Rothernberger Mariyam Aulbekova Charly Katrin Mårtensson Cora Mckenna Karoline Lie Monica Antonie Meineche Sofya Baychuk Want to know more about The Animation Workshop/VIA University College? Website: Facebook: Tumblr: Twitter: Instagram:
A bold and exhilarating animated 2D film created by Nexus Studios’ duo Smith & Foulkes in collaboration with Y&R London is at the centre of the BBC’s ‘The Fearless are Here’ campaign that heralds the arrival of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Via the thrilling and abstract journey of a luger, skier, curler, snowboarder, ski jumper and ice skater, the film depicts the psychological and physical obstacles Winter Olympics athletes face in their quest to be the best in the world. From the beginning, the ambition was to focus on the feeling that fear and anxiety induce in top level athletes rather than simply represent it as a physical monster. The creative focus became how to dramatise the negative emotions that must be conquered in order to succeed. This drove the team towards a more shapeshifting, morphing animation style. Smith & Foulkes researched live action filming techniques for action sports in the quest to achieve an authentic sense of movement through a 3D space and a team of artists at Nexus Studios worked to create the entirely 2D spot which was drawn and animated in a virtual environment using emerging VR cinematography software. Working in this way and with a perceivable depth provided the ideal testing ground and enabled the team to experiment at an early stage and consider different camera angles, just as if you were shooting in live action and with the sensibility of having a handheld camera. Agency: Y&R London Executive Creative Director: Mark Roalfe Creatives: Gavin McGrath Jim Bolton Psembi Kinstan Agency Producer: Kat Maidment Production Company: Nexus Studios Directors: Smith & Foulkes Executive Creative Director: Chris O’Reilly Producer: Tracey Cooper Production Manager: Rebecca Archer Animation Supervisor: Michal Firkowski Art Directors: Alice Duke Shen Yi Design: Callum Strachan David Feliu Jamie Jones Maxime Dupuy Melanie Climent Animation Lead: Bishoy Gendi Animation: Duncan Gist Hozen Britto Ines Scheiber Peter Lowey FX Animation: Frankie Swan Ines Scheiber Clean Up Animation: Christina Nerland Duane Uba Giacomo Autili Judit Boor Compositing Lead: Abel Kohen Compositing: Chris Moran Daniele Baiardini Elliott Kajdan John Taylor Edit: Dave Slade James Alexander Sound Design: Anthony Moore @ Factory Music Production: Native Music Composer: Fred Ashworth
Thanonchai 毕业于 Ladkrabang 大学建筑系,曾经是一位平面设计师,1994 年转行当起了专业的广告导演。 1997 年他为泰国旅游局拍摄的宣传片《神奇的泰国》,获得了泰国美术指导协会最佳美术指导奖。而 2006 年,Thanonchai 更是囊括了 26 项个人奖,令泰国广告在国际上大放光彩。 近年来,Thanonchai 在 Gunn Report 的世界导演排名里一直名列前茅,且四度成为全球得奖最多的广告导演。中国的观众对 Thanonchai 可能了解不多,但我们印象中那些经典的微电影广告,几乎无一例外都是他的作品: 潘婷《你能型》 台湾大众银行《母亲的勇气》 台湾大众银行《梦骑士》 马校长的合唱团 百乐汽水《百乐谁叫的》 台湾国泰金融《天使之翼》 Thanonchai 从小就跟着当小镇警长的爸爸四处拜访达官显贵、走遍穷乡僻邻巡访民情,他最喜欢蹲在路边和路人聊天、听故事,所以才有那么多素材可以用于创作。他说自己很幸运,他的国家有很多矛盾,但是很美丽、很纯真。 所以,Thanonchai 创作的故事无一例外都充满一种正能量,非常擅长用细腻的情感来打动消费者,其中包含了很多普通人物尤其是弱势群体,关于幸福、梦想和生命的思考。 可以毫不夸张地说,Thanonchai 几乎凭借一己之力奠定了泰国广告在国际上的地位。或许,中国就缺少这样一位力挽狂澜的广告导演吧..…