Barcelona-based animation studio launches gorgeous 'Save Me' short conceived by Oriol Puig
Months of craft, ideas and styling have gone into this emotional short film, developed and hand-made by Trizz, the creative animation studio out of Barcelona.
'Save Me' is a new music video that touches the soul and essence of a young boy's inner creative battles and is scored with a beautiful, heartfelt track (soon to be independently released out of Portland.)
The boy protagonist, Rafa, lives as a young country kid who is overloaded with imagination and confronted with the possibilities of self-expression and technology. Intentionally the core story is shaped with a naive simplicity and hints at the places where inspiration evolves.
'Save Me' started off as a five second test project. Trizz director and co-founder Oriol Puig was drawn to the musician's song (currently under wraps!). Oriol called him up for a chat, which ended up in the creation of the four minute original film.
The design concept of mixed media, with an emphasis on photo realistic rendering, was integral to deepening the story mood. Starting with the boy character Rafa, who was modelled and animated in 3D to look like an older technique of hand-made claymation, the team then built the miniature house out of wood, mini tiles and lots of glue, then nestled it all within a real forest - little plants from the local garden centre so as to capture real filmed backgrounds.
With the animation completed, the illustrator then drew and animated the 'interactive sky' effects. Finally, everything was rendered together and composed into the master film.
Visually and musically, this story speaks of the creative process in all of us - and shows that sometimes during the growth of discovery for implementing an idea there are waves of inspiration, frustration, anger and surprise.
In the end there is a very positive outcome, in going to a personal edge we also learn something new about ourselves.
Commercial Director :
Joan Buhigas, Ariadna Ollé
Oriol Puig, (Animation) Hugo García
Oriol Puig / Oriol Mayolas
Ariadna Ollé / Luis Guzmán
Oriol Mayolas, Kepa Casado
Hugo García / David Llopis
Trizz Productions SL
Oriol Puig / Oriol Vives
Post Production / VFX
Oriol Mayolas / Ariadna Ollé
(Set Production) Albert García Vila / Laura Ibañez
Albert García Vila