Climber

2006

Graduation short film at the Vancouver Film School.
Format: 3D Animation. Fields: Illustration, Animation.
My Contribution: Project creator, writer, designer and animator.

"I'm tired and cold. Every step is getting heavier and every breath is getting thinner." This is a story about a climber that physically confronts his fears and is able to continue his challenge. I am myself a mountaineer and I always wanted to tell a story about the biggest obstacle for climbing a mountain: yourself. This is only my opinion, but I think that the will to climb has to come from one's heat and not so much form ones physical strength.

Fig. 1 Climber. (2 min).

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Fig. 2 Character Lineup.

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Fig. 3 Exploration for the Creature character.

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Fig. 4 Facial Expressions.

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Fig. 5 Suit and props.

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Fig. 6 Props.

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Fig. 7 Mood exploration.

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Fig. 8 The Meeting. Mood exploration.

 

 

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Fig. 9 Models with texture and rig.

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Fig. 10 Ice tool in action.

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Fig. 11 Fight scene from the film.

Festivals and Awards

2007

 Banff Mountain Film Festival | Screened - World Tour Selection
 CFS Trieste Cinema Montagna | Screened
 International Student Animation Festival - PISAF | Screened
 Festival International du Film D'Autrans | Screened
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival - KIMFF | Screened

2008

 South West Adventure Film Festival  | Winner - Best Short Film Award
 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival - ShAFF | Screened
 Kendal Mountain Film Festival | Screened
 Flip Animation Festival | Screened
 Bang! Short Film Festival | Screened
 Animabasauri | Screened
 Animofest | Screened
 Busho Budapest Short Film Festival | Screened
 Cortoons Animation Festival | Screened
 International Mountain Film Festival Domdale | Screened
 Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure  | Screened
 Pemberton Film Festival | Screened
 Fernie Mountain Film Festival | Screened
 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival | Screened
 Vertical Fest | Screened

2009

 Orobie International Festival of Documentary and Fiction Film | Screened
 Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival | Screened
 Williamstown Mountain Film Festival | Screened