Ringeisen and Ruska: WWF “Paper World”

The popularity of CG acting as stop-motion paper has grown over the last five years because the analog handcraft associated with origami and the apparent low-poly modeling both provide a warmer counterpoint to the too-shiny, machine-made perfection often associated with 3D.

Dávid Ringeisen and László Ruska effectively weave this technique into “Paper World,” a short film they made both as their graduation project and a branded piece for WWF Hungary during their studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest.

Ringeisen and Ruska: “The film’s central motif is the delicate relationship between human environment and the natural world. It’s one single trip around an all-so-familiar, relatable scene packed with visual metaphors for the pivotal issues of WWF’s creed.”

Watch the making-of:

School: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Directors: László Ruska, Dávid Ringeisen
Producer: József Fülöp
Tutor: Gábor Réthi
Consultant: Jenö Udvardi
Composer: Balázs Alpár, Attila Pacsay
Sound: Balázs Alpár
Consultant Dramaturge: Rita Domonyi
Consultant Editor: Judit Czakó
Production manager: Krisztina Holló Leleszi
Models & Textures: Miklós Erdei, Kamilla Kubisch, Dávid Ringeisen, László Ruska
Rigging: Szabolcs Szabados
Animation: Zoltán Szalay, Roland Péter Bódis, Dávid Ringeisen
Effects: Csaba Kiss, Gábor Pulai
Lighting: Dávid Svantner
Compositing: László Ruska, Zsolt Ormándlaky
Rendering: Vertigo Digital Ltd.

New York Festivals Television & Film – GOLD WORLD MEDAL – Student Film
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival – JURY AWARD
Anima Mundi Animation Festival – Best Commissioned Film Award
12th Kecskemet Animation Film Festival / KAFF – Best Applied Animation