Stood up

2019

"Stood Up" was a project briefed at a university module whose objective was to animate a short piece in which a character would be "stood up". The character had to be modelled and rigged by us, and had to be based on an illustration, so I decided to based it on an illustration, made by one of my favorite Portuguese illustrators, Tiago Galo.

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After having decided on the character design, it was then time to create a story. Considering the character was an astronaut, it made sense that it would be set on another planet. So I then decided that the astronaut would be left on the moon alone and that his spaceship would leave without him. Since the illustration was so geometrical and had such a retro style, I tried my best to convey the same feeling to it when converting to 3D. For the environment itself, I took some inspiration from the classic “A Trip to the Moon” by George Méliès regarding the setting of the moon environment, as if it was a theatre stage.