Collection of works by Daniel Bruson ANIMATION DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC ARTIST ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
I was invited to work once again with director Cesar Cabral and the people from Coala Filmes, this time to do the Art Direction and Post Production Direction for their latest stop motion extravaganza: Tempestade. I was trusted to design the character and all scenarios, from the look of the sea and the clouds to the small details of the tugboat and every object onboard, that were later built by Coala aces Olyntho and Anália Tahara.
The story was inspired on Beatles´s Eleanor Rigby and the work of british painter William Turner, so the idea was to bring, through the Art Direction, the loneliness and the epic struggle against the overwhelming forces of nature that this sailor has to face in a tormented sea.
These are some stills from the movie:
I also created the movie poster:
For the Art Direction I started with these general concept arts so we could get a better idea of how the film should feel like. They consist on primary guidelines regarding light, color palette and drama. Also helped us to see the relative proportion of sea, tugboat an lighthouse. Below:
The tugboat basically had to be old and dirt, with an abandoned look on the outside, but in a very schematic and optimized arrangement on the inside, reflecting the character´s routine.
Here are some steps of the sailor´s proccess. Once we agreed on which way to go, I developed some pose and expressions studies, and also the clothes, refining everything until the final look. A part of our studies was the figures of Giacometti, also some old European stop motion movies.
And here are some objects in detail:
Direction & Animation : Cesar Cabral Executive Production : Carol Scalice & Cesar Cabral Photography : Alziro Barbosa Art Direction : Daniel Bruson Puppets & Sets : Olyntho Tahara Production Direction : Anália Tahara Post Production Direction : Daniel Bruson Post Production Coordination : Monique Kovacic & Rodolfo Lofredo Compositing : Rodolfo Lofredo & Rodrigo Igreja Masks & Rotoscopy : Giuliano Di Girolamo Screenplay : Cesar Cabral & Leandro Maciel Edition : Cesar Cabral & Fernando Coimbra Production : Coala Filmes Year : 2010