Song of a Toad

Students creating the animated short movie Song of a Toad had the unique opportunity to embrace latest developments of the Filmakademie research department in the scope of the EU funded project Dreamspace within their creative filmmaking process. An experimental setup combined a Nuke real-time compositing prototype developed by Foundry with a live puppeteering device steering one of the protagonists. The puppeteering device was invented by the students Kariem Saleh, Florian Greth and Amit Rojtblat out of the scope of project Dreamspace. This allowed the students to discuss and iterate various animation layouts within an established compositing workflow.