In 2007 we were given the opportunity to work on a commercial for a bowling playhouse. This was for us the first time where we was responsible for all the aspect of a production that was to be screened in theater.
This movie is about a lizard and chameleon that share a common hobby: bowling.
It was inevitably influenced by the epic rivalry of “The Dude” and Jesus in Cohen’s “Big lebowsky” and the craziness and hilarious behavior of the maruko sister in the manhwa “bowling king”.
( duration: 1 minute and 40 seconds )
- Film and artistic director
- scenario and character design
- environment modeling
- character animation
- rigid body simulation
- hair grooming and simulation
- beer and smoke VFX
- character and expression modeling
- character setup
- cloth and soft body simulation
- tools and animation utility
At the beginning Leon savors a glass of beer.
The camera has stepped back to reveal Zazar : the local star of the club, surrounded by an exuberant group of female supporter.
Before his turn in the game zazar , full of himself, checks the audience attention.
Most groupie are in awe, one is praying for his success, another has loose consciousness from zazar’s charming smile.
Leon waits patiently while everyone in his vicinity has loose their heads.
With a new audience , and a more comfortable budget, it was for my friend at Hanuman and me the most ambitious project we have to deal with in character animation:
In several shot there was up to twelve keyframed characters on screen, various simulation , rendered in realistic manner.
This was on good experience and we learn lots of thing in the process ,as much as we made mistakes .