Fish for Life has got his first festival selection! We’re so proud to announce, that our 3d animated short will be played at the International Short Film Festival of Cinema and Sea in Morocco from the 26. to 28. September. This is a great honor to the filmmakers and their work.
Film international du Cinema et la Mer is a 3-day film festival with a focus on short films. The main theme is leaning towards promoting green, ecology in cinematographic culture.
The video references were shot in early 2018 with the actor Michael Marwitz. In order to facilitate the animation process, we marked
Today we have recorded the final Foley. We reproduce the sounds which are added to Fish for Life to enhance audio quality. In this case, we’ve reproduced the footsteps of the fisherman Manolin on the sandy beach. The goal of Foley art is to integrate the recorded sounds into the film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. This helps to create authenticity. Otherwise, the animated short would feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable. If you’d like to find out more about the big magic of Foley art, we suggest this short movie.
Our big project Fish for Life, which started in spring 2017 is nearing completion.
With this sneak peek we are sending our best wishes to all followers of Fish for Life! We are still alive! Even though the hot weather in combination with lots of work and rendering is a killer. Currently, we are working really hard on our 3d animated short.
The Fish for Life team is very grateful for the financial support of the film company KG Media Factory. We really appreciate their enthusiasm for creative and original ideas and their encouragement to realize our project Fish for Life. Check out their new website.
KG Media Factory
The KG Media Factory was founded in 2006 by Klaus Gronewald. Today, about 70 individual professionals are working in Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin on creative and original film projects for different companys like Audi, DFL, Sky, DMAX and many more.
The development of Fish for Life is entering a very colorful phase – check out our recent renderings.
What does Manolin need to fish? These are assets which accompany our main character on his life-changing journey. The Fish for Life team is very thankful to the great support from Martin Michl from pipe-studio.
The various models were sculpted in Maya, 3ds Max and zBrush. Giving the model its texture we use Substance painter – with this software we are able to paint directly on the model. Afterwards, the exporting texture maps build the foundation of a complex shading network in Maya. We’re rendering with V-Ray.
The relationship between the Fish and Manolin takes on a whole new meaning after watching Shape of Water from Guillermo del Toro. Fish for Life‘s climax is intended to sensitize, to open the eyes for a intense bond between the fisherman and the sea creature.
Only a few meters away, the dying man recognizes a mysterious, huge animal. Never before has he seen a creature with this grace and beauty. The spirit of the Fish awakens a new will for life in Manolin.
Manolin discovers a pure and deep feeling for the creature. Not in a sexual way, though.
Our shooting is finally over. Three days of excitement and great effort are now behind us. We’re looking back with a wistful eye. Michael Marwitz did a great job performing as our main character Manolin.
First, we shot in the gym, on Saturday at the indoor swimming pool in Pregarten and today again in the gym in Hagenberg. At the sound studio at the University, we’ve done our last step.
Tomorrow the actor will leave us already. The Fish for Life team is delighted to have such a great performance as reference for the animation process, which will start in April.
- Official selection at the Biennial of Animation Bratislava 8. July 2020
- Official selection at the Flipbook Film Festival 5. July 2020
- Cartoon Club – official selection 2. July 2020
- Neum Animated Film Festival 2020 – official selection 3. May 2020
- Le Plein de Super – pre-selection 15. April 2020