Short Cuts: Hooked
In issue 143 of 3D World, we talk to the team at South African studio Character Matters, about creating a short full of detailed water environments
In a tale of determination and persistence, Hooked tells the story of Breamy, a small fish on the hunt for food. Breamy can’t believe his luck when he happens across a big, juicy worm, but he soon realises that all is not what it seems when he sees it attached to a shiny hook.
After nearly taking the bait, the fiesty little fish then makes it his mission to outsmart his pointy enemy, although his innovative strategy doesn’t work as planned.
Hooked was produced by Character Matters in Cape Town over just three and a half months. Director Friedl Jooste says the team wanted to make a short that would really push their collective skills.
“We decided to go underwater. Immediately the creative gears started turning, and I thought it would be funny to show the conflict between fish and hook,” he explains.
You can read about the technical process behind Hooked in issue 143 of 3D World magazine.
on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 5:16 pm under Shorts, Showcase.
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Tags: 3D animation, Animated short, Character Matters, Hooked, LightWave, Short Cuts