The Future is Bright in MixCode’s Pause Originals Short Film “The Forester”

Director Julian Chen and the team at Taiwan design and motion studio MixCode take a lighter approach to the theme of a sustainable and hopeful future by casting an irrepressible robot and sidekick drone in their new Pause Originals short.

From Pause Fest: “The 2023 Pause Originals mirror a concerted global move towards a sustainable future, taking
cues from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Doughnut Economics proposed by economist Kate Raworth. The films serve as a canvas where the stark reality of today’s challenges meets the whimsical allure of tomorrow’s possibilities.

From MixCode: “We are honored to participate in 2023 Pause Originals and explore the world beyond 2050 with everyone. Inspired by the wide use of drone reforestation around the world in recent years, we created a lonely robot performing terraforming tasks in a vast wilderness. Its indomitable spirit and perseverance will transform the barren land.”
 
 
Pause Originals 2023 The Forester by Mixcode Studio | STASH MAGAZINE

Pause Originals 2023 The Forester by Mixcode Studio | STASH MAGAZINE

Pause Originals 2023 The Forester by Mixcode Studio | STASH MAGAZINE

Pause Originals 2023 The Forester by Mixcode Studio | STASH MAGAZINE

Pause Originals 2023 The Forester by Mixcode Studio | STASH MAGAZINE
 
Client: Pause Fest

Production: MixCode Studio
EP: Chiunyi Ko, TuBo Lee
Director:Julian Chen
Project Manager:Sam Shen, Hannah Chen
Creative:Julian Chen, Phoebe Sun, Neil Lin
Character Design:Tim Tseng
Art Direction:Julian Chen, Tim Tseng, Yun Hsuan Chu, Yi Sheng Jian
Styleframe:Yi Sheng Jian, Julian Chen
Character Modeling & Rigging :Black Sheep Studio
Environment Modeling:Yi Sheng Jian (Lead), Mos Cheng, Ikea Tsai
Storyboard/Motionboard:Julian Chen
3D Layout:Chewie Chang
Character Animation:Chewie Chang
3D Animation:Yi Sheng Jian (Lead), Mos Cheng, Neil Lin
Lighting & Shading:Yi Sheng Jian (Lead), Mos Cheng, Yun Hsuan Chu, Julian Chen
2D Animation:Daniel Jiang, Hao chen Liao
Cel VFX:Hsin Lin
Compositing:Daniel Jiang (Lead), Hao chen Liao, Mos Cheng

Music/sound design:HyperLung Studio

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