Tank – Short film by Stu Maschwitz

Introducing Tank, a new short film from Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer, Stu Maschwitz. In a visual homage to vector arcade games of the 80’s (like Battlezone and Star Wars), Tank tells the story of a team of pilots that must take on a weapon of mass destruction in a battle to save their world. Putting aside current 3D modeling techniques, Stu looked to the past and built the world of Tank entirely in Adobe After Effects, using math, code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work. Watch the Making of Tank to learn more about Stu’s journey in telling this visually unique story:

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AWAKEN AKIRA

Awaken Akira was created by two friends, Ash Thorp and Zaoeyo (XiaoLin Zeng), who wanted to collaborate on a tribute to the iconic anime, Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo. It’s creation took over a year, as we had to coordinate our time on it with other project commitments. We hope you find it was well worth the wait and truly enjoy our efforts.

We would like to thank Pilotpriest for the masterful score, as well as Raf Grassetti and The Joelsons for their help on the project. We would also like to give our most sincere thank you to Otomo-san and all the men and women who helped bring Akira to life. Akira has and will always be a timeless and continual muse for all of us.

For the complete experience, please visit awakenakira.com

Tribute by – ASH THORP & ZAOEYO
Score by – PILOTPRIEST
Character Modeler – RAF GRASSETTI
Photography – THE JOELSONS
Website by – OBLIO

BOUNTY HUNT by Sava Živoković (Short film and making of)

BOUNTY HUNT is a personal take on the more mature and grittier Star Wars universe. Inspired by Shadows of the Empire, this short fan film tells a story of a successful bounty hunt, and explores what an R-Rated Star Wars film might feel like.

Direction/Animation – Sava Zivkovic
Character Artist – Soren Zaragoza
Music/Sound Design – Iz Svemira

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