When Magnus arrived on the 3D World radar, it was the cinematography and ambient effects that made us want to share this great short
Created by Dos Santos Nelson and Meradi Omar as part of their Master degree at Universite 8, Paris, this full CG short film demonstrates some beautiful cinematography combined with thoughtful ambient effects.
The addition of atmospheric particulate underpins each shot and adds hugely to the filmic look.
While the modelling and animation are of a high standard it is the texturing that deserves most mention. Gritty, dirty, and very well executed the textures give every model a sense of age and experience. Immense rock faces are covered with fissures, moss and erosion.
The 4-minute short follows the progress of a batteered old locomotive as it moves from the open countryside into the heart of a city that appears both futuristic and ancient.
It isn’t the journey that makes this animation special though – it is the thoughtfullness and care taken over every shot, producing a dramatic and ethereal end result.
on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 2:50 pm under Shorts, Showcase.
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Tags: Animated short, Animation, cg short, cinematography, Magnus