Brazilian filmmakers Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga, collectively known as vjsuave, already made the Internet hold it’s breath with the lovely “Homeless” animation (see below) and now they went to the jungle of Argentina to film another cute light mapping project.
“Mapping is really popular now but we haven’t seen this technique being used to tell a narrative history,” Soloaga told Wired. “Usually what you see is a 3-D aesthetic, white lines and deconstruction of buildings. We wanted to do something different by using traditional animation and organic content.”
Former art student Marotta, 25, and self-taught techie Soloaga, 29, met in Soloaga’s native Argentina three years ago and quickly arrived at a division of labor. Marotta specializes in analog arts and crafts, including character design, watercolors and animation. Soloaga handles the digital side of the process, working with Adobe Flash and AfterEffects to craft animation, video and mapping components. They share direction, writing and storyboard duties.
The inspiration for La Cena came during a vacation in the wilds. “We were in the middle of nature and during the nights we heard animals’ noises,” Soloaga said. “We couldn’t tell if it was a rat-dog or a crocodile-frog, so we created these imaginary native animals like frog and dragonfly, crocodile and raccoon, dog-rat and snake, deer and darkness monsters.” Read on at Wired.
stop motion mapping in nature
2500 lm + nature moon light, delta tigre, buenos aires, argentina
Homeless by vjsuave
Making of: vimeo.com/33231516
More on Vimeo or at vjsuave.com.