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!
Last but not least: we also graduated!!
Wohoo! Just some real intense three days in a row!
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!
We officially edited, post produced and finished for realzz I Mostri Non Esistono!!
it will be soon online!
meanwhile, we all had a great time at the Annecy Animated Film Festival 2017!!!
Here’s our first 3D printed prototype!
This is how an eye looks like: we chose to use magnets so we don’t have to worry about them falling every time we change face
This is the awesome online store where we bought the very tiny magnets: Animation Supplies
Thank you Design Group Italia for letting us borrow your 3D printer ❤
Here’s our recipe to make some fine looking hands!
Prepare a model of your hands with hard modeling clay, it helps if you build a little bone structure inside with wire.
Cover 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.
After 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.
After it dries it should look like this 🙂
It’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.
It’s a very delicate balance between catalyst and silicone, only real wizards and witches can do it right!
This 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!
Just like this
After 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.
It is a magical moment when you are finally able to see your creature!