Recently we’ve been working with maker of high end smartphone cases Lucien Elements to create a suite of beautiful product images for their line of Swarovski crystal studded iPhone cases, as well as a video demonstrating their unique Gemloc stone setting mechanism, which features proudly on the front page of their site. We worked hard to show off Lucien Elements’ high level of finish and workmanship in our images.
Our little rabbit character in the Project Gooseberry Teaser Trailer should be available very soon on the new Blender Cloud service so Ben took a little time to explain how the rig was made and how to use it!
The character was designed and modelled by Jonathan Ball of Poked Studio. The rig was built by Ben Simonds here at Gecko and animated by Chris Burton of Icebox Studios. Chris has posted a video showing his process for animating the rabbit character using Ben’s rig.
This team is growing for the production of Project Gooseberry and we’d love to get your support!
The Blender Foundation, as part of developing Blender – the software we at Gecko spend most of our time using – has for several years now been producing short films to help drive forward software development by engaging with artists using Blender to find out what they need. Now the Foundation’s newest project is the most ambitious yet, and we’re on board!
The Gooseberry project launched yesterday (March 9th) at the South by Southwest Festival, and aims to write film history by producing the worlds first open-source feature film. Production will be split between twelve studios using Blender around the world, coordinated by the Blender Foundation in the Netherlands. At Gecko, we’re teaming up with art director Jonathan Ball (PokedStudio.com) as one of those studios. We’re very excited about the challenge of working on our first feature film and looking forward to starting work on it soon (we already produced one of the shots shown in the trailer above).
The project is currently seeking crowd funding, and we encourage you to join in. Project Gooseberry is a one of a kind project – production data from the film will be shared with backers, who will get unparalleled access to the film as it’s being made, and after a limited exploitation window dedicated to remunerating those who helped make the film, the final movie will be released under a creative commons licence. It’s a unique project and one we’re very proud to be a part of.
Gecko Animation was established in the heart of Soho by Jonathan Lax and Ben Simonds specialising in the use and development of pioneering Open-Source Technology. We are passionate about digital art and animation and over the years we’ve honed our animation, VFX and post production skills to create imagery and film that seamlessly merges CG with live action film.
If you commission animation and VFX for TV, Film Production, Digital media and Product visualization then look no further than Gecko Animation. Call us today!