Winning Hearts and Homes in the Baltics
UK director Kris Hofmann, who charmed us with her gentle call to save Britain’s hedgehogs, is back with another warm and tactile multi-media stop-motion project.
Kris Hofmann: “The animation was commissioned by the EU Energy Efficiency Program in the Baltics with the aim to encourage residents of crumbling Soviet-era housing to agree to much needed renovation works.
“Much like with the animation we did for Wildlife Aid, the set and characters were built in practical 3D (with wood and lots of wool instead of paper this time round) and stop-frame animated. The faces and textures however were drawn and then mapped on to the models in After Effects.”
Directed and animated by Kris Hofmann
EP: Andy Welch
sound and music: Bertrams Pauls Purviskis
voiceover: James Manning
director of Photography: Filippo Maria
modelmaker: Richie Martin
costumes: Claire Beth Gibson
knit design and making: Veronika Persché
art department assistant: Marc Murphy
2d animation: Riza Nazim Ulusoy
additional 2d animation: Carlos Faria
edit: Giorgio Gremigni, Tobias Eiving