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Eran Hilleli Creates Anime-Inspired Show Open for Style Frames NYC

Short film with a minimalist 3D aesthetic was inspired by Japanese animation films like Satoshi Kon's ‘Paprika,’ Masaaki Yuasa's ‘Happy Machine’ and anything by Studio Ghibli.

Ephemeral characters embark upon a journey in this new film by Hornet director Eran Hilleli.

Commissioned to create the opening film for the Style Frames conference in NYC, Hilleli was given total creative freedom which he embraced by focusing on visuals rich with characters and landscapes. As this piece was developed for a creative conference, he cleverly plays with the symbolism of all types of people coming together to watch, learn and listen. The film unfolds as a mysterious and intriguing vignette from a larger quest, rising to an epic conclusion with a surprisingly light-hearted twist. By simply placing a light emphasis on narrative, Hilleli creates a space to facilitate interplay between the character driven and atmospheric elements throughout the film.

“Aesthetically I was into brewing a mix of influences” Hilleli says, “from Japanese animation films such as Satoshi Kon's Paprika, Masaaki Yuasa's Happy Machine and of course anything by Studio Ghibli, mixed with recent stuff like Adventure Time and Steven Universe. All executed in my minimal 3D style.” 

The show open was created using Maxon Cinema 4D, Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects.

Source: Hornet