David Knight - 29th Apr 2016

Tel Aviv-based animation director Uri Lotan has worked on movies for Disney, Pixar and Sony - including Hotel Transylvania 2. Now he's created this delightful promo for Israeli artist Jane Bordeaux's song Ma'agalim, creating a world of activity around a wooden figure in an old penny arcade.

As the arcade rotates, the internal workings of the machine are revealed, showing how it brings the surface world of wooden toys to life. Then it runs out of control and sets the little wooden lady free. An intricately designed, beautifully-executed, and gently poignant achievement in CGI. 
 

Credits

DirectorUri Lotan
Co-DirectorYoav Shtibelman
ProducerUri Lotan
ProducerYoav Shtibelman
Art DirectorOvadia Benishu
Other creditsAdditional Art: Avner Geller Lighting and Shading: Yosef Refaeli Additional Lighting: Uri Lotan, Rob Showalter Storyboard: Yoav Shtibelman Modeling and Rigging: Uri Lotan, Ore Peleg, Or Ofri Texturing:Yosef Refaeli, Dor Ben-Dayan Animation: Yoav Shtibelman, Toby Pedersen, Ron Polischuk Effects: Phenomena Labs Compositing: Uri Lotan, Ilya Marcus Colorist: Ilya Marcus

David Knight - 29th Apr 2016

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