Watch our first trailer ROLLIN' SAFARI!
The FMX trailers are traditionally created by students of the Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The 2013 trailer Rollin' Safari was directed by Kyra Buschor, Ännie Habermehl and Constantin Paeplow and produced by Valentina Bruening and Ännie Habermehl. Please find the complete credit list here. Thank you!
Rollin’ Safari tells the story of a crocodile’s attempt to attack flamingos which is complicated by the animals’ physique: Both the flamingos and crocodiles have a spherical shape that gets in their ways. The unusual, funny tale rapidly gains a momentum of its own.
"Our initial idea was to tell a high speed chase - but different to known scenarios. Imagine the story of a hunter pursuing a fat rollin deer in the forest - Hilarious! As we loved the idea of rollin' animals that much we decided the hunter should also be an animal - even more hilarious - and everything should take place in the savannah since in this region we were given a bigger choice of typical wildlife hunting scenes."
The film is mainly animated, rendered und lightened in Maya, while Zbrush and Mudbox were used for the details. A lot of texture painting was done, especially with regard to the general setting – which is why the plants and grass are painted flat and arranged in layers, one behind the other. The ground and the stones were modeled and textured just like the animals. Everything further located from the camera was painted as one, great picture and subsequently projected behind the scenery.