3dar Shocks the Monkey in “Shave it!”
Wake up your Monday morning with a kinetic 3D/2D chroma-blast of extraordinary character design and animation courtesy of directors Jorge Tereso and Fernando Maldonado at 3dar in Buenos Aires who describe their short film as “an ironic reflection about how nature adapts to the human invasion.”
“We found great inspiration in an Amazonian bird, the Lira, which imitates the sounds it hears in the environment. It does it with such a lack of criticism or judgment that it imitates the other birds singing, the power saw noise or the crash of the trees falling in the same way.
“We must also admit that part of the credits should go to Nahuel, a friend of ours that shaves his arms in laughable ways.
“We watched the monkey’s behavior and the way they move, first in the zoos, then there was a trip to the Amazonian jungle and finally some actors friends, the monkey’s acting is the result of all this together.
“Regarding aesthetics, we wanted to choose the way of maximum expression possible, trying to get over the technique. In a free mix of 3D and 2D animation, saturated and live colors we found a harmony that reflects the nature’s freedom and that even loses its respect.”
Directors: Jorge Tereso, Fernando Maldonado
Art Director: Marina Muñoz
Executive Producers: Federico Heller, German Heller, Jorge Tereso
3D Art: Martin Berisso, Juan Pablo Lanzo, Marco Lococo, Santiago Tereso, Federico Carlini
Animation Director: Fernando Maldonado
Graphic Design and 2D Animation: Julian Dorado
Animators: Marco Lococo, Paula Ramos, Jorge Tereso
Production Assistants: Regina Porchietti, Natalia Toriano
Post-Production: Lucas Salvietti
Lighting and Rendering: Jorge Tereso, Federico Carlini, Santiago Tereso
Music and SFX Producer: German Heller
Music Composer: Cyrille Marchesseau
Sound Design: Julien Begault
Rig: Vincent de Souza, Martin Berisso