Short Cuts: Wing It
In issue 153 of 3D World, we talk to a group of students about how they tackled some hair raising challenges on new short Wing It. Watch the film here and grab a copy of the mag for the full making of article
Wing It is the product of six talented students from The Animation School in South Africa. The short film tells the story of a young man named Sherman who is obsessed with the idea of flight. After many failed attempts to build a flying machine and being ridiculed by the media, Sherman draws strength from the memories of his father and decides never to give up in his quest.
As he falls into a deep sleep, a group of Earth-friendly aliens, who have made many previous interventions to assist in the progress of mankind, decide to help. Two young alien recruits, Sizzle and Spark, are sent on their first mission and, while all does not go to plan, their clumsy attempt brings about a surprising result.
The idea for the short first came about when final-year students Shani Campbell and Jeanelize de Nys started brainstorming ideas for a group project. “As two heads are always better than one, Jeanelize and I collaborated on two story concepts,” says Campbell. “In January this year the two of us sat in my back garden, where gradually ideas began to take shape. They were then stretched, twisted, flipped and looped over two months of walking, eating junk food and lively debating. Wing It – or Anonymous Interventions, as it was originally called – very quickly became our favourite story.”
You can read more about the technical process behind Wing It in issue 153 of 3D World
Like this? Why not check out our other Short Cuts entries like The Infernal Machine or Drown To Life
on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 3:11 pm under Shorts, Showcase.
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