GNOMES ALONE

2011

This piece of animation was created for a client who wanted to advertise the presence of their new comparison website, in addition to building an idea for a possible future series. The brief for this project was to create and animate a lonely gnome character who was disgruntled at the fact that he could not get onto his dating website 'Gnomes Alone' because of all the people who had mistaken the site's name for 'Homes Alone', and were subsequently clogging it up by searching for homes.

Created in Cinema 4D, the Gnome character, props and set mostly use procedural texturing to achieve the plastic look normally attributed to a garden ornament. The gnomes face was the only UV mapped and hand textured area. This also helped the production timescale, which was quite tight. The dialog was provided by a friend who read a script that the client provided, which I then animated using Pose Morphing on the Gnome.

Secondary to the main animation, the Client also required some motion graphics at the end of the short to promote the brand name, web address and some promotional messages. These were created using Flash, and the final piece edited in Premiere.

Gnome test image

Gnome test image

Gnome test image

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