Project showcase: Plan de Table
How Chez Eddy created a pop-up visitor’s book for a French feature film title sequence
Design animation studio Chez Eddy created this 3D animated opening title sequence for French feature film Plan de Table, directed by Christelle Raynal. Chez Eddy first became involved in the project, which features a visitor’s book at a wedding, after the director contacted the company directly.
Production supervisor Yannick Dinant explains: “We worked with a duo of directors called Parallel, who designed and storyboarded the sequence, as well as managing the artistic direction of the project. The pop-up book enabled us to make a link with the film, presented like a gold book. The pop-ups represented a wedding’s key scenes. This book is laid on a table and we rebuilt the environment of the credits in the same style as the wedding room in the film.”
To rebuild the elaborate sets, the team used Maya and Nuke. “Working in 3D enabled lots of flexibility as we could change some elements without rebuilding everything from scratch,” says Dinant. “For example, we were able to alter the animation of the names written on the pages at the same time as working on the materials and lighting. The credits had to be made from scratch, without any filmed base and with a realistic style. Only 3D tools enable this kind of result.”
on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 3:47 pm under Commercial, Movies, Showcase.
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Tags: Maya, Nuke