Short Cuts: Hezarfen
In issue 141 of 3D world we talk to the creators of Hezarfen, a playful new short about one man and his quest to fly
Hezarfen from Hezarfen on Vimeo
Set in 17th century Turkey, this short is a comedic version of the legend of the first ever flying human, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi.
During an attempt to fulfil his quest, Hezarfen loses his nerve at the very last minute, which sets off a hilarious chain of events that go full circle, resulting in the the winged-man being forced to take the plunge.
Hezarfen was created by four Supinfocom Arles students – Tolga Ari, Romain Blanchet, Chung-Yu Huang and Remy Hurlin as a final year project, which took them exactly twelve months to complete.
The initial idea came from technical director Ari, who was inspired by the 2005 Gobelins animation Le Building which also features a domino-like effect in its story telling.
In Hezarfen, character designs came first and the team were keen not to portray the protagonist as the hero of legend: “We decided that a heroic appearance wouldn’t fit with our movie’s tone,” says Ari. “That way the audience wouldn’t believe that he could fly at the beginning and then be surprised at the end.”
Read about the technical process behind Hezarfen in issue 141 of 3D world magazine
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on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 12:44 pm under Shorts, Showcase.
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Tags: 3D animation, Animated short, Animation, cg short, Hezarfen