20 Second Paper Animation for Resonance by Physalia Studio

20 second piece for Resonance by Physalia Studio

In mid June I attended the OFFF Design Conference, a post-digital culture festival that took place in Barcelona this year. I had the opportunity to be surrounded by the most relevant artists of our time where we all came together to be inspired.

While there I met the founders of Physalia Studio, a motion-graphics and visual effects studio based in Barcelona. They were a part of the Resonance film, a huge collaborative film produced by SR Partners in which 20 motion artists and studios and 12 sound designers explore the relationship between geometry and sound in 20 seconds.

In their 20 second piece they followed a flipped production process where they animated first and then, by using the Pepakura software, each frame was printed and transformed into paper cutouts which were then glued, painted and transformed into the real frames needed for the final product. The shots themselves were improved in Lightbox in stop-motion, which was controlled by their new system, Motion Guerilla.

20 second piece for Resonance by Physalia Studio

Using this process ensured a fluid stop-motion animation designed beforehand and a supernatural atmosphere whose lighting and textures would have been very difficult to achieve by 3D software. The final result has absolutely no post-production except for color correction. They did a beautiful piece and I hope you are inspired and enjoy!

20 second piece for Resonance by Physalia Studio20 second piece for Resonance by Physalia Studio20 second piece for Resonance by Physalia Studio20 second piece for Resonance by Physalia Studio

Below is Physalia’s 20 second piece, the making of, as well as the final film. Enjoy!



via Physalia Studio

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