Descendants


#1

Hi everyone!
„Descendants“ is a 14 minute animated short about the wish of attaining the unattainable
and about the fact that something good can evolve from something evil.

The two main characters are flowers (voiced by [Whoopi Goldberg](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000155/) and [Christy Scott Cashman](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0778769/))
who grow on the edge of a clearing next to one another. One is old and jaded by a 
mysterious history - the other one still young, vivid and curious. 
Destiny has brought these two together and it seems as if they would exist  without  possibility
for change, until one day a visitor to the clearing brings something unexpected to their lives.

[img]http://www.area-56.de/pics/cgtalk/descendants_00.jpg[/img]

vimeo HD
[[b]http://vimeo.com/8642276[/b]](http://vimeo.com/8642276)

[b]Core Team:[/b]
[Heiko van der Scherm](http://www.vanderscherm.com): Writer, Director, Design, Modelling 
[Bernhard Haux](http://www.characteranimator.com): Character TD flower main actors 
[Goro Fujita](http://chapter-56.blogspot.com/): Supervising Animator 
[Felix Graf](http://www.normalart.de): Animator 
[Holger Schönberger](http://www.binaryalchemy.de): Pipeline, Shading, Lighting, Compositing

[b]Length:[/b] 14 minutes
[b]Format: [/b] HD, 2:35/1
[b]Production:[/b] Time Frame: (First script to final film) 3 Years
[b]Work time:[/b] Full time, 6 days a week ,1.5 Years per core person

For more information:
[www.descendants-the-movie.com](http://www.descendants-the-movie.com)

We are very happy that Descendants won several international short film awards such as 

grand prize of the tokyo anime award
wiesbaden filme im schloss "audience award"
sicaf korea "jury special award"
san francisco "best animation award"
pisaf "jury animation award"
passau "best short" award
mundos digitales "jury award"
e-magicians france "best of 2008"
pulcinella award "best european production"
asolo "best production" award
animex animation award
animago award "best character"

We are thinking of writing an making of, so stay tuned..
Hope you like it!

Here are some stills of the film

[img]http://www.area-56.de/pics/cgtalk/descendants_01.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.area-56.de/pics/cgtalk/descendants_02.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.area-56.de/pics/cgtalk/descendants_03.jpg[/img]
    
[img]http://www.area-56.de/pics/cgtalk/descendants_04.jpg[/img]

#2

wow this is incredible
thank you for sharing the whole movie!


#3

The whole movie looks absolutely beautiful! Fantastic animation and gorgeous work with the forest and flower art direction. Congrats on the awards too, must have been great to see it well received at film festivals across the world.

I certainly wasn’t expecting a mention in the credits either - always felt bad that I had taken too much on at the time and wasn’t really any help in the end. I’m amazed at what you’ve achieved with a very small team - you’re a talented bunch!


#4

Thanks for sharing. That was amazing, you did a great job.
It was a bit dark an poetic in the same time, very different from what we are use to see usually.


#5

that is realy good
keep…up


#6

That’s crazy. Well done. Has a great feel to it. Interesting idea. :slight_smile:


#7

Thank you guys! Glad to get some feedback on this!

Matt:
Ha! I didn’t expect to see you here! How is life treating you?


#8

great to watch it again after so long time


#9

Top Row!!!


#10

Great work, i totaly love it!


#11

outstanding animation, lighting, texturing, and modeling. :thumbsup:


#12

Pretty good ta! Kicking off a small company in bristol, flying the independent flag :slight_smile:

Anyways, congrats again, this needs a frontpage! And a making of :wink:


#13

Thanks guys!

Matt
Sounds good man! Good luck on that!


#14

Simply outstanding!


#15

Wonderfull, :applause:


#16

Excellent work!! Very nice detail and the lights+shadows… just amazing!!!


#17

Wow! That is cool ! I liked the design and animations! =D
As we could see the whole animation?

Great job!


#18

beautyfull…
Great to watch it.
amazing


#19

Amazing work. Your rendering is beautiful


#20

most impressive work, Love the lighting!