“Shave It” by 3dar

Shave It comes from directors Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso of Bueno Aires, Argentina-based 3dar. The monkey at the center of the film is a stone-faced schemer with an environmentalist agenda. The filmmakers explain:

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.

The filmmakers push all modes of stylization in this film from a hypersaturated color palette to 2D backgrounds/FX animation mixed in with the computer graphics. The angular monkey is a sight itself, with his shock of wavy electric-blue hair, floating ears, hinged mouth, and mask-like face that makes the stylized animals in DreamWorks’ Madagascar series look like naturalist depictions. All the elements are pulled together with expertise into a fun and attractive package. The development art posted on 3dar’s website gives a small taste of the effort that was invested to explore all the graphic possibilities.

CREDITS
Written and directed by
JORGE TERESO
FERNNADO MALDONADO

Art Direction
MARINA MUÑOZ

Executive production
FEDERICO HELLER
GERMAN HELLER
JORGE TERESO

Graphic design and 2D animation
JULIAN DORADO

3D art
MARTIN BERISSO
JUAN PABLO LANZO
MARCO LOCOCO
SANTIAGO TERESO
FEDERICO CARLINI

Post-production
LUCAS SALVIETTI

Production Assistant
REGINA PORCHIETTI
NATALIA TORIANO

Sound Production
GERMAN HELLER

Music and Foley
JULIEN BEGAULT
CYRILLE MARCHESSEAU

Musical Research
EZEQUIEL BARROS

Animation Direction
FERNANDO MALDONADO

Animation
MARCO LOCOCO
PAULA RAMOS
JORGE TERESO

Rigging
VINCENT SOUZA
MARTIN BERISSO
NAHUEL BELICH

Illumination and Rendering
JORGE TERESO
FEDERICO CARLINI
SANTIAGO TERESO

Creative Support
FEDERICO HELLER
MARINA MUÑOZ
JULIAN DORADO


  • http://twitter.com/Didgaraya Didgaraya

    This is the most positive movie I have seen in a while. Thank you!

  • John Halfpenny

    Very original. Thanks for posting.

  • George Coffey

    love it

  • Greg Manwaring

    Wow, there is some very innovative stuff in this short! I really enjoyed this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.vandam.7 James VanDam

    This is fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783357871 James Ian Sims

    Best looking cg cartoon I’ve seen so far.

  • http://twitter.com/stevenmatarazzo Steven Matarazzo

    Very cool, loved it! :D

  • http://twitter.com/BongBong BongBong

    So stylish.