10 June 2017

Staley Fleming's Hallucination - animated short




My adaption of the short Ambrose Bierce story done in Cinema 4d with the voice talent of Mike Luce as the doctor. 

Unlike the Lovecraft shorts I've done, this one needed some addition plot points to give the characters motivation and help it work as a short film. The written piece is very short and light on background details. Ambrose Bierce was not on my radar for this series of animation until he was mentioned by my friend Arthur Dion of gallery NAGA in Boston and I might take up another of his stories in future. 

I think I continue to refine my animation and rigging techniques with this project. I also delved little more deeply into effects work with the spectral hound and the fireplace details. I also discovered limitations to C4D i wasn't aware of.. like simulated hair doesn't show up in operate passes, like the depth pass, making it difficult to add focusing effects in post.  

2 comments:

T' said...

It was fun to do this. Glad I could help. I think you should continue make these as you always learn something new by doing each one. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

Vincent-louis Apruzzese said...

Maybe I will have enough to shop them around as a package of Gothic horror shorts somewhere. I'll need another 4 or so to do that I think!