Double Boom at FMK Festival!

Check out our super happy and awkward little faces while presenting for the first time I Mostri non Esistono in front of a real audience at the FMK International Short Film Festival in Pordenone! We won the Friuladria scouting talent award so we will be back next year with a new exciting project!

Picture by Elisa Caldana


Aaaand what a great surprise for us to find out the next day we also won the audience award for best short in the whole festival! Here’s the link to the facebook page of the festival.

It was such an exciting moment and we had a great time at the festival in this beautiful location, we also would like to thank Tommaso Lessio, Sara Pavan and the Cinemazero crew for believing in our film! See you next year!

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Last but not least: we also graduated!!

Wohoo! Just some real intense three days in a row!

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Thank you so much to our tutors Marco Zanoni, Ramona Mismetti and Guido Orlandi for guiding us in this intricated jungle which is the animation production, to all our classmates who kept the spirits up, and to Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti which made all of this possible!

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Last Days

We made it! We survived the shoot!

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Here’s some behind the scenes from our last days!

Our animation kit: facial expressions, hands, eyelids and eyebrows
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Shooting details like a boss

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Tommaso just learned he isn’t getting paid for his work.

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Mrs. Teacher ❤

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How we all feel about now!

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Actual footage of Ilaria throwing Nicola across the room.

Just kidding the pictures won’t be released until the court case is over.

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Tommaso discovering Giovanni is getting paid for his efforts. Our director had to get involved.

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We will miss our tidy work-space

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Giants doing geometry!

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Here’s some awkward pictures of us holding things!

Four weeks of shooting for a three minute film! I think we earned this… 🦄

Shooting

We are now half way through shooting and we don’t know if we should have a victory dance or curl up in a ball and cry ourselves to sleep.. but anyways: here we are, full of hopes and wonders, together with our beloved DOPs Priyan and Otilia, the night before we started production!
(Please notice how we all look fresh and well rested)

Once the set up for lights and reflectors is ready, it’s finally time for adventures!



Stay tuned for new crunchy pictures from our backstage!


Cabuya!

Put your hands up!

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Here’s our recipe to make some fine looking hands!

img_3983Prepare a model of your hands with hard modeling clay, it helps if you build a little bone structure inside with wire.
7789613c-824f-4ac1-a520-01c839ee7e07Cover one side of your model with a softer modeling clay, then prepare a wall around it to cast the plaster. We used our old Legos, they work perfectly!
Make sure to use plaster for arts and crafts, not the building one.
9818b94e-e66d-4372-a415-10db0990fdd7After the plaster is dry, you should be able to peel off the softer modeling clay leaving the model of your hand untouched. You are now ready to do the second cast for the other side of the hand.
fullsizerender_4After it dries it should look like this 🙂
fullsizerender_5It’s now time to make a skeleton for your hand! Wire works perfectly, you will be able to move your model any way you want. Once it’s ready, set it in your cast and prepare the silicone.
whatsapp-image-2017-01-23-at-18-15-51It’s a very delicate balance between catalyst and silicone, only real wizards and witches can do it right!
67ebaaf0-b5a9-4174-a614-8ab87c8dfc1fThis is the brand we used, apply it on both sides of the cast, keeping the wire in the middle, then put it all together and keep it close!
5b3e2c65-157b-4c22-a0b0-b9b81a1141c6Just like this
fullsizerenderAfter several hours you can attempt to separate the sides of the cast, it takes some muscles! To help you with this complicated task you can spread some lotion or soap between the two sides before you close the cast.
fullsizerender_2 It is a magical moment when you are finally able to see your creature!

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 Wave goodbye!