Film and TV
Darkly beautiful: crafting animated horror short, La Noria
Achieving the cinematic feel of a big-budget production
Award-winning animator Carlos Baena knows a thing or two about the film-making business. Having cut his teeth at ILM, Paramount Pictures and Pixar, he’s since struck out on his own, handpicking a team to craft the atmospheric, darkly beautiful animated horror short, La Noria.
La Noria (‘Ferris Wheel’ in English), is the story of a young boy who goes on a life-changing personal journey when he meets a series of otherworldly creatures.
Watch the video below for a quick look into how the team at Nightwheel Pictures put La Noria together:
Although the work of an independent film company, this short film punches well above its weight in terms of cinematic quality: it has the slick look and feel of a big-budget production.
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[NUKE] allowed us to do certain things that on the 3D software would have taken months to do.