ADFEST 2017 – “No, Not Shiny, Make it Real!”

Juggler Christian Greet takes Cirkus’ brand new “No, Not Shiny, Make it Real” presentation to the Adfest stage.
Chris showcased what it takes to give animation a real and handcrafted feel. With all the slick CGI enhanced feature films being pumped out at a mind blowing rate, many of us stop and take notice of the intimate stop motion craft of a film such as ‘The Boxtrolls‘ (created by Laika studios, who also created ‘Coraline’ and the more recent ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’).
We commence the session highlighting when and how the craft of stop motion was replaced by CGI. Technological advances enabled CGI to become a vital mainstream production tool as it is able to still the hunger for content and overcome any storytelling challenge.
We showcased the economics why stop motion has become a niche art form. Lately, however, perception is changing as CGI does render “much of the same” approaches and many studios, directors and creatives alike now demand to make the visual look real and tactile.
This session showcased how one can do this by going cold turkey and shoot stop motion, combining real miniatures with CGI, or by applying realistic textures to CGI.
If you’re interested in what digital handcraft can do to make a visual that’s new, fresh and ‘not the same’, this session explained the Cirkus way; simple and effective.
Check out the video here!

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