“Thursday” by Matthias Hoegg

Matthias Hoegg whose earlier student short August was featured in Cartoon Brew TV’s Student Animation Festival, has followed up with an even more impressive graduation short Thursday. Produced at the Royal College of Art in London, the short was nominated for a BAFTA last year. The slice-of-life love story takes place in an unsentimental near-future where emotion struggles to break through an onslaught of techno-gadgetry.

Patterns, rhythms and color dominate the visual design of the film. Hoegg says in this Motionographer interview that he was inspired primarily by American quilts and Eduardo Paolozzi’s mosaics. Credit also belongs to the sound designer Marian Mentrup, whose rich layer of audio adds a degree of warmth and humanity to the images.

See concept art from the film on Matthias’s website.

CREDITS
Sound Design and Music by Marian Mentrup
“Thursday’s Space Waltz” written and performed by Marian Mentrup
Published by Kobrow Musikverlag
Additional Animation by Aaron Lampert
Additional Modeling by Mattias Bjurström
Foley Artist Günther Röhn
Mixed at Talking Animals Studio Berlin

(Thanks, Fiachra Hackett)


  • tgentry

    Wow, perfect. Loved everything about it… amazing visuals, incredible sound design, charming narrative. Great stuff.

  • D

    Really nice to see a fresh animation style dig the russian constructivist vibes. I would love to see more shorts this well put together, good job.

  • Killskerry

    What a fantastic film, a little masterpiece. I feel like he really managed to give everyone personality in a very limited time…especially the birds. The sound was perfect as well. Little films like this always remind me why I love animation so much.

  • Carlos Herrera

    Amazing!!One of the best things I have seen this year!!!!

  • http://www.tobitoon.blogspot.com toby

    WOW! beautiful film.

  • Wally

    Great great stuff.
    Feel like there’s a bit of a styletrend going on with David O’Reilly leading it? Or am i wrong?
    Taking cgi back to it’s basics. Love it.
    (No disrespect to either of these guys, amazing stuff.)

  • Kitschensyngk

    That was very good. I especially liked the use of patterns.