Racers Take to the Street in Oscar Mar’s “Speed Animals”
Toronto director/animator Oscar Mar, whose resume includes gigs as lead motion designer and graphic design director at Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, creates a fabulous mix of style and tension in his new passion project “Speed Animals.”
Director/animator Oscar Mar in Toronto: “Speed Animals is an experiment in which I wanted to see if I could mix styles while making the visuals work.
“It was a matter of creating photo-real shaders and lighting, then tweaking that same lighting and reflected textures to pull away from photorealism.
“Another challenge for me was figuring out how to create cel-shaded VFX that reacted with the world (lighting and reflection-wise) and how to bring the 2D characters into the 3D scenes.”
Director/animator: Oscar Mar
Main title design: Cesar St. Martin
Scirocco cluster design: Neptali Cisneros
El Miraj cluster design: Nicolas Lopardo
Sound design/music: Sono Sanctus