Animated in a painterly style, reminiscent of watercolor on vellum, Au Petite Mort, tells the story of life at the edge of the world where water meets sky. Attracted by the motion of an iridescently winged dragonfly, a predatory fish leaps from an ever-flowing river and in one sudden moment of carnal lust and abject destruction, vanquishes a life. Rain falls, leaves blow in the chill wind and the sky darkens as the fish enters his kingdom. From above a brightly colored float splashes into the water. Attached, a beautiful but barbed iridescently winged lure.
An award-winning, festival favorite, Au Petite Mort is a combination of computer animation with hand drawn images. The extensive layering of each scene is composited in Eddie and After Effects. Original musical score by PopTuna.
Riding the rough waves of a turbulent financial sea is the theme of, Up…Down…Up, a multi award-winning computer animated spot. Spinning a David and Goliath tale our investor’s tiny sailboat escapes the dragons of a turbulent market and financial ruin to live another day.
Fast paced, cinematic and an overall visual treat that illustrates the timeless message of the financial marketplace. This elegant, black and white, woodcut style combines traditional cel animation with unique techniques in 3D. LFC’s creative director, Jerry van de Beek, not only created, modeled, textured and animated the piece but also wrote a specific coded digital program, DIANA, to ensure perfect registration between the analogue, hand drawn cel animation and the 3D, digitally made animation – which comprises the majority of this spot. Bravo, say we, and judging by the many awards it received, everyone agrees!