On the occasion of Bournemouth University graduation ceremony (which took place last Friday in Bournemouth), Blue-Zoo Animation assigned the Blue-Zoo Productions Award for Best Major Project to our “Espero? (Hope?)”!!!
Team GAIA feels very very proud and grateful.
A baby Cyclops thinks he can take on some soldiers…
POSEIDON is comprised of students from the NCCA@Bournemouth University:
Henrik Lervåg Linnes
A quote from Ed Hooks (http://www.edhooks.com/):
“I like it. The action stayed a half step ahead of me the whole time, and I always enjoy that feeling. There is a lot of creative confidence on display. It appears that you guys achieved what you set out to do, and good on you! Fun.”
BFX is a 6 week student competition which sees teams of 4-6 tasked with creating a stunning 2-D or 3-D visual effects or animation sequence, based on a passage from classic literature. You will be mentored by experts from the leading British studios including Framestore, Double-Negative, The Mill, MPC, Realise Studios, Hibbert Ralph Animation and Cinesite. The best individuals on the winning teams will be given the opportunity to take up internships at some of the studios taking part in BFX. The Competition is the sister event to the BFX Animation and VFX Festival in Bournemouth, UK.
More information: http://www.bfxfestival.com/competition/
Graduation film created at the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth (UK) by Simone Giampaolo, Yifan Hu and Henrik Linnes.
ESPERO? (HOPE?) is a humorous, entertaining but also educational animated comedy which sarcastically shows how Gaia, our planet Earth, met humankind years and years ago, and all the problems which followed. A criticism of our modern society and of the way we’ve been “evolving” over the centuries. Apart from having a quite original visual style, ESPERO? (HOPE?) is also the very first 3D animated film fully dubbed in Esperanto, a beautiful universal language created over a hundred years ago to foster peace and international understanding between people.
~ Character Designer
~ Story Artist
YIFAN HU (vimeo.com/yifanhu)
~ Art Director
~ Lighting TD
~ Texture Artist
HENRIK LINNES (vimeo.com/henriklinnes)
~ Technical Director
~ Lead Modeller
~ Problem Solver
ROBERTO ARROBA PIEDRA (robertosounds.com/)
~ Sound Designer
~ Esperanto translation
~ 2D Visual Effects
~ Script Editor
Story and animatic by me. Many thanks to Tuomo Rinne and Petter Vilberg for their precious help.
Here is my Innovations Project at the NCCA in Bournemouth (UK), followed by its making of. I tried to give an original visual style to this little animated piece, which I hope you’ll enjoy.