Giant Ant: “Stickboy, An Opera in Three Acts”
Vancouver motion phenoms Giant Ant push their story telling talents into dark, dramatic, wide-screen territory with this riveting animated backdrop commissioned by the Vancouver Opera for “Stickboy” based on the book of the same name by Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan with music by Neil Weisensel.
“We had never worked with projections, long-form animation, or live performance (not to mention opera!) before, so of course we said: yes please!
“Ten months later, our work is being projected over three massive screens, illustrating over 40 background settings and dark inner-workings of the main character in a 2-hour long stage performance. You can see it live in Vancouver until November 7, 2014 (visit vancouveropera.ca for more info).”
A collaboration with Shane Koyzcan and Vancouver Opera
Creative Direction: Leah Nelson, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada & Henrique Barone
Producer: Teresa Toews
Art Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Concept and Storyboard: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone & Leah Nelson with help from Rachel Peake & Shane Koyzcan
Design: Henrique Barone, Lucas Brooking, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Gergely Wootsch & Shawn Hight
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Marisabel Fernandez
Voiceover: Shane Koyczan
Music: Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Edit: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada