So here it is, our own short animated film that we’ve been working on in-between paid work for the last 8 months. Aimed at showing our clients our creativity and production capabilities, this short and incredibly dark animated fairy tale centres on a modern re-imagining of the mythical bogeyman (or boogeyman if you’re from the US) creature, that has in many cultures been used by adults to frighten children into obedience. We went about the production as we would any other game cinematic, advertising or broadcast job for our clients. We started with script writing, storyboarding and character and environment concepting as part of the pre-visualisation stage. This was followed by building and animating everything in 3D, including the characters that were carefully sculpted in great detail in Zbrush. Modelling and animation were undertaken in 3Ds Max and rendered in Vray. Nuke and Fusion were used for composting and various other software packages, including Naiad, were used for the effects. Some of the early concept art, storyboards and renders can also be seen below. We hope you enjoy the film and would love to hear your feedback. Follow us on twitter for regular updates and all our Flipbook news.