The idea behind this short award winning experimental piece was a blend of Macro Photography and CG Animation. In essence, a simple idea well executed that married the two techniques and achieved big visual impact.
This project started as an idea, by our friend David Parvin at Two Rivers Partnership, to shoot abstract forms using macro photography. We loved the concept, and together we came up with some great ideas.
The live action material was shot at Two Rivers Partnership with David Parvin as Director of Photography using a Canon 5DMKII and a 100mm Macro lens. Gecko’s Jonathan Lax was camera operator and focus puller on the production. The results was a plethora of unique and intriguing footage.
Back at Gecko, we experimented with interspersing CG elements with the footage to construct a narrative. We decided to create a simple shape in CG, the Gecko Animation logo out of the living materials we shot on camera.
All CG shots and elements by Gecko Animation Ltd. Breakdowns of a few shots can be seen HERE!
Winner – Best Designed Short – Suzanne Animation Awards, Amsterdam 2011
Director of Photography – David Parvin, Two Rivers Partnership
Live Action Shoot – David Parvin, Jonathan Lax, Tobin Brett
CG Animation and Effects – Ben Simonds, Jonathan Lax
Editing – Jonathan Lax
Music and Sound FX – Alistair Lax