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Midweek Motivations: Hue&Cry – Into the Flame + BTS

Midweek Motivations Hue&Cry Into the Flame

This animated short film is from director Sean McClintock and his team at the Richmond, Virginia-based Hue&Cry. I love the art style. The whole thing is very surreal. According to Stash, it took McClintock and his team two years to make the film, and it was  In fact, as you can see by the still below, the film has been nominated or won several awards.

In the Stash article, “Into The Flame” Animated Short by Hue&Cry (Full Film) McClintock explains their Cinema 4D use in the animation.

We wanted to build an animation setup that would allow for us to easily make changes and have complete control over various aspects of the animation. Particle simulations were a little slow and hard to art direct, which led to us finding a clever use of Cinema 4D’s mograph tools to build and animate the swarm.

Into the Flame

Into the Flame Behind the Scenes

You can see that the team used Cinema 4D, Photoshop, After Effects, and more in the making of the film short.

Learn more about the film at the Hue&Cry website.

Also, Motionographer features the film short earlier this month with an interview with McClintock about it. See: Hue and Cry bring us Into the Flame

Posted by Michele Yamazaki