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Short Film - Plant


legoJordan Harris (Leonardo812 on BA) has completed a short film, using Blender for all the 3D work. Most of the film is done using the stop motion technique with Lego characters and environments. This has been combined with 3D animation to make a very cool film.

Jordan Explains:

"I recently finished a short film made with a combination of stop-motion and
CG animation techniques for a film contest. The entire film including
animation, sound, editing, and music was created in a month. All of the 3d work
and rendering was done using Blender, which was a fast, efficient tool that fit
well into my hurried workflow.

Compositing was done using a combination of either After Effects or
Blender's compositor.

There's a thread on here. The film is viewable on Vimeo, and also comes with a 'CG Breakdowns' video which I'd highly recommend. At first its had to tell what was done in 3D, but the 'CG Breakdowns' clearly shows whats been done and its probubly more than most people would realize.

Jordan also explained that a lot of credit goes to VNAnimation, who animated the stop motion parts. The music was composed by Ben Boatwright.

(Click the images below to go to the Vimeo pages for each video)



CG Breakdowns:



  1. Great CG effects and their integration.

    You can make a green screen by buying "true green" fabric at walmart or other store.
    The fabric is very cheap and its an easy way to get a green screen.

  2. Thank you all for the comments! :) Keep 'em coming.

    @Jasper, the greenscreen I used for this was just a large piece of posterboard I picked up at a craft store for 50 cents. Unless you're filming with miniatures, though, green cloth is better.

    @Matt, you might know me from JellyFishLabs or

    @Xero, I've had people understand the film the first time perfectly, and others who watched it multiple times and never really got it. He loses his hair in a shot while the plant is growing, but it's a pretty fast-paced shot as he bumps into the trash can, so I can see that it would be hard to spot.

    - Jordan "Leonardo" Harris

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