BIGROCK: LIFE EXPERIENCE
Toontown, the fictional cartoon city from Who framed Roger Rabbit, really exists. And it is located in the middle of the Veneto countryside, in Roncade, a small town near Treviso.
Founded in 2005 by Marco Savini and Guido Polcan, the Big Rock school of computer graphics represents a unique reality in the field of animation in Italy; some of the collaborators of the major U.S. movie studios come from its courses, and the school is one of the main point of reference for an entire generation of graphics professionals and enthusiasts of digital cartoons.
The Second edition of Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, under the supervision of the founders of Big Rock and in connection with Alex Ongaro, Head of the Special Effects for Dreamworks Animation, will make it possible to sum up the entire stream of realization of the animated short film Life, which counted on the contribution of a team made of professionals, teachers and 40 students. All the practical problems which need to be solved to create a digital animated movie will be investigated, from the preliminary pencil sketches to the realization of computerized models, animation and lights.
Life is perfectly representative of the humanistic, yet avant-garde philosophy which characterizes the Big Rock school, where the puppets from Nightmare before Christmascoexist alongside futuristic classrooms full of computers, and serious discussions about the future of CGI alternate with odd stories about abducted cows. The mere 30 seconds which will be screened during the Festival will tell a full story of love, life, death, work, old age, birth and robots.