Production notes:

In July 2020, french company Okenite entrusted a character animation task to me. These animations were intended for their customer Persomed, a corporation that broadcast informative video clips on various medical subjects.

The Strasbourg Faculty of Medicine wanted an information campaign about Covid and masks. This resulted in 3 small clips, sponsored by the Credit Mutuel Bank and the CIC Insurances. This mini-series’ name is « Les virus et les humains ».

Web site of Education Prévention Santé, involved in the project

In these 3 clips, a family finds itself in many situations: at the office, at school, at home, on the street, etc. These scenes are used to show the mask usage’s “dos and don’ts”.

Web site of Education Prévention Santé, involved in the project

I was tasked with animating the 3 family members, following the instructions of the script and the 3D animatic. As the deadline was truly short, I spent several days and evenings working on it. But despite of that, I have to say I had a lot of fun. Animating cartoon characters is what I prefer to do in 3D. So I’ve let off steam! My client enjoyed my work.

The rigs were well made, but they seem to generate lots of crashes. I often had to restart Maya, re-launch these heavy scenes, which made me waste lots of time.

Web site of the insurance company Crédit Mutuel, involved in the project

Once this work was complete, I kept animating one of this production’s scene. This was a “free wandering” that I experimented by enriching the canteen scene. It became a personal project that I named « The loss of the sausage ».

Web site of the insurance company Crédit Mutuel, involved in the project

On the top of this page, there is a video of all the shots I have worked on. Some parts are taken from the final video, while other are simple “Playblasts”. At the end of the video, there is a version of an animation that I had to correct: the home scene, for which I was told that it turned too much into an argument. Then there’s “The loss of the sausage at the canteen when you’re sick”, a situation we’ve all experienced.

The video above is the full info video, as embedded on these websites : :

Life Is a Sexually Transmitted Terminal Disease.

Woody Allen

Credits :

3D characters of the «Martin family » :

modeling, surfacing, rig : CartoonFactory
Animation : David Saber

Scenery, props :

modeling, surfacing, FX, lighting, rendering : Okenite
Animation : David Saber

Virus and humans

My tasks : character animation for 3d video clips about Covid. Video editing.

Date:
2020-07

Client:
Okenite okan3d.com, Faculté de Médecine of Strasbourg, Education et Prévention Santé www.bibliotheque-medicale.fr

Workplace:
from home

Apps used:
Maya 2020, Premiere Pro 14

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