|Client:||Zet Select / Zeitsprung Entertainment|
|Format:||Cinema - 80 mins.|
Realized at the "Triple-e" (European Electronic Effects) studio in Oberhausen, this fully 3D animated film "Tamanana" was based on an original Screenplay by Mio Dietrich.
The development of the project required the use of 'Full Motion Capture'. i.e. The actors wear a special performance suit that is covered in reflector points. Their motion is then captured by a series of infra-red cameras mounted 360 degrees around the studio.
The data from their motion is then fed into the 3D animation department, where it is imported into the CGI characters.
The animators add the facial expressions, hand movements and 'clean-up' the performance, to produce the finished animation of each character. This technique allowed me to shoot just like a normal live action film. Making a 'rough-cut' by positioning the 'virtual cameras', and then 'fine cutting' with each of the animators on a scene by scene basis.
An extremely interesting project.