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schmiddl
04-24-2010, 02:38 PM
Hi,
last year I did modeling, blendshapes and animation for a short called "12 years" by german director Daniel Nocke. It premiered at this years Berlinale film festival (Berlin, Germany). Click on the image to watch the film:
http://www.herrschmidt.tv/work/12years/12years.jpg (http://www.herrschmidt.tv/en/12-years.php)

Our goal for the animation was to reproduce the very subtle human expressions that usually just float across the face for a couple of frames or seconds. It was a lotta fun (and work) to transfer them to the dogs faces :). To speed up the process we worked very closely with video references of the voice actors playing their parts. The original version features german language, but only the english version is online.

Greetz,
Martin

Linden-Stirk
04-24-2010, 04:39 PM
Wow the dogs and facial expressions are excellent! :thumbsup:

ManDay
04-24-2010, 06:20 PM
Absolutly stunning facial expressions. Only think I'd mention that at parts I think the mouth of the female is a little over stretched / a little too extremely animated. Maybe that impression arises from it being dubbed, is it? I'd love to see the german version - can't find it on the page, you got a link?

Great work, funny and the subtle facial animations are def. top notch!

schmiddl
05-01-2010, 06:14 PM
Thanks guys :). Unfortunately I can't upload the german version, though it might be funny for you english speakers I guess.

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