“The visual look was very much informed by constraints. I had to animate the whole thing myself & do my own sound design”
Although the director admits the aesthetic of his film was largely dictated by the constraints of having to do all the animation and sound design himself, Tusk is still a film with a strong and distinct visual style. Contrasting 3-dimensional characters against minimal flat-coloured backgrounds, the look of the piece really gives Tusk the impression that this is a character-driven narrative and helps puts the emphasis on its protagonist. “The visual look was very much informed by constraints. I had to animate the whole thing by myself, and do my own sound design, which was a challenge but also useful to think about all aspects of the films simultaneously…Due to lack of time, minimal backgrounds and a simple colour palate were used, says Waudby-Tolley, which also allowed the focus to be on character. Serving the script was always the main goal, so it was just a case of finding a way to make it happen. For the boring technical stuff: the elephants and mammoth were modelled and animated in 3D in Maya, with the faces mostly drawn over the top in TVPaint. I wrote a little Python script to make the models boil, and rendered flat colours on 2s, to integrate to the 3D and 2D. It was a bit of an experiment, but I think it actually saved a fair bit of time.”.
Having recently completed his RCA graduation film Mr Madila – a hilarious short which chronicles Rory’s encounters with the titular spiritual healer – the filmmaker is currently looking to take his latest creation around the festival circuit, whilst also working on a BBC ident and a music video. If you’re attending a film festival over the next year-or-so where Mr Madila is playing, it’s a short well worth seeking out and in my opinion, one of the funniest you’re likely to see all year.
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