Chris Jones creates this hyper realistic piece, highlighting human facial expression. Check out the explorations he had gone through below to achieve the final render.
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Animated short film by 3dar Studios.
Behind The Scenes
In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally
finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.
For us, it’s an ironic reﬂection about how nature adapts to the human invasion. We found a great inspiration in an Amazonian bird, the Lira, which imitates the sounds it hears in the environment. It does it with such a lack of criticism or judgment that it imitates the other birds singing, the power saws noise or the crash of the trees falling in the same way. We must admit that part of the credits should go to Nahuel, a friend of us that shaves his arms in laughable ways.
We watched the monkey’s behaviour and the way they move, ﬁrst in the zoos, then there was a trip to the Amazonian jungle and ﬁnally some actors friends, the monkey’s acting is the result of all this together. Regarding aesthetics, we wanted to choose the way of maximum expression possible, trying to get over the technique. In a free mix of 3D and 2D animation, saturated and live colours we found a harmony that reﬂects the nature’s freedom and that even loses its’ respect.