Binh’s Story is a story of a young girl who was the victim of social inequality, however, she never stops working hard to achieve success in life and become a social activist fighting for equality. The film was produced as part of a social action campaign – ‘Even it up’ or ‘Thu Hẹp Khoảng Cách’ run by Wake It Up Vietnam. The campaign aims to raise awareness of people about social gap and inequality. It was our honor to contribute a small part in this wonderful activity.
This was the project of new experiments. This was the first time we did a PSA (Public Service Announcement) types of work, the first time we applied new process of 2D rigging using Duik in After Effect and this was also the first time Redshift toon shader has been used to achieve 2D look in our production
After couple rounds of feedback and revision, the script had been signed off and we were clear to start shaping the look of the production. We were given first 5 characters in 2D style that had been approved and used widely by client. Those pre-fixed designs would pose a concern of consistency if we developed the project in 3D as we used to do. Therefore, a 2D production seemed to be a safer choice. We had never produced 2D work before, however, we were having some experiments with 2D style at that time and this project could be a good chance to test our new researches.
Even though we keeped the original designs of 5 gods, we added a touch on the style to reflect our artistic voice
Colorscript was quickly created to show the overall look and feel of the final work
Duik was the main tool that we used to rig our 2D characters. First, the characters were cut into multiple parts, then bones were added, codes were used and we finally had the characters that were ready to be animated.
We had to use 3D to achieve some complex actions and movements of the main character so we had to also make 3D elements look like 2D at the output. Redshift Toon shader then was used to mimic the 2D look as we wanted.
CLIENTWAKE IT UP
CREATIVE / PRODUCTIONCOLORY ANIMATION
VOICESDOAN THUC ANH (ENGLISH)PHAN NHAT HA (VIETNAMESE)
CREATIVE / ART DIRECTORTUNG PHAM
PRODUCERDOAN THUC ANH
3D MODEL LEADNGUYEN HOANG HANH DUNG
MODELLING ARTISTSTAM PHAMHIEN HAPHONG THAI
3D ANIMATION LEADTON TUAN BAO LONG
3D ANIMATORSHUNG LEXAN SANTHUAN TRAN
3D LIGHTING & RENDERING SUPERVISORTHANH NGUYEN
DIGITAL COMPOSITORTUNG PHAM
AUDIO / SOUNDDUONG NGUYEN