Combining real miniature sets, robotic motion control cameras and CG animation is a somewhat uncommon approach to producing an animated short. But that’s exactly what director Simon Rippingale did recently in a collaboration between the UTS Animal Logic Academy and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on two projects – ‘Jasper’ and ‘Jarli’.
Both ‘Jasper’ and ‘Jarli’ represent examples of Animal Logic and UTS’ commitment to pursuing innovation in the animation and VFX sectors through the Academy. ‘Jarli’, too, is an extension of UTS’ commitment to excellence in indigenous higher education and research.
Check out Simon and art director Louis Pratt’s recent interview with ‘befores&afters’ where they break down the process the team followed to create both films.