Rok Predin’s New Short Film Trailer ‘One of a Kind’

Trunk Animation’s director Rok Predin has been working like a demon since the New Year creating his fabulous new film ‘One of a Kind’. The trailer gives a first peak at the sumptuous rich palette, style and feel of this upcoming short. It also features just one of the staggering 73 characters featured in the film. It has been great fun noticing the increasing amount of highlighter ink covering the printed pages stuck to the wall beside Rok, as they mark the progression of each character from concept to completion. Even though there are many pages to go, Rok is confident of a late spring release.

The subject of the film contains a grand evolved theme that, like his short “Back in the Day” (https://vimeo.com/67576646), will resonate with all of us. For the first time in a Rok Predin short a narrator has been used to tell the story. The narration is provided by…..well that’s a secret for now but Rok was chuffed when they agreed to get involved. However, we can tell you that the Ivor Novello award winning composer Daniel Pemberton, who has just finished working on Ridley Scott’s latest feature ‘The Counselor’, is creating the wonderful score. And as always we’re thrilled that Barnaby Templer and Fonic have agreed to come on board to look after the Post Production.

As so many distinct characters are involved in the film it creates a host of challenges for Rok, who notes “The main challenge is to find an efficient way to animate multiple characters and retain their diversity without making custom rigs for each of them”. Working with a small team he is overcoming this and other challenges by pushing his skill set to the max. Using Photoshop, Cinema 4D and After Effects Rok is constructing a multitude of costumes, textures, hairstyles and accessories for his characters all which bear the visual handwriting of their creator.

All of us at Trunk are waiting the late spring with bated breath.  One thing we can be sure of is that the completed film will sit proudly alongside his other well-received shorts that include “The Chase” (https://vimeo.com/58445885) and “Inside” (https://vimeo.com/40523105).

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We are doing things

We’ve been maintaining radio silence for a while here at Trunk towers but don’t worry! things are happening. Layla’s been at the scissors, Rok’s populating the world with 3d characters and Jock is learning how to accurately model nipples.

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Lily Allen- Air Balloon

Boom! We can finally show you the lyric video we recently made for Lily Allen’s latest track “Air Balloon”. This was directed by Alasdair+Jock with illustration by Jock Mooney and animation by Alasdair Brotherston, Pedro Lino and Layla Atkinson. We turned this around in just over a week, it was an intense few days but the final product is just gorgeous.

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Soap Factory

Our directors Lore&Jun finished this just before Christmas. It’s a short piece to help the launch of an amazing new science museum that’s being built in an old soap factory in Luanda, Angola.

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Weightwatchers

We rounded off last year by once again working with our Belgian friends Thijs and Wouter from Volstok. We animated their latest commercial for Weightwatchers Belgium. Layla led the animation team of Martin Oliver, Jon Clarke, Nick Brooks and Leslie Dart. We hope this proves to be inspiration to chubby Belgians everywhere!

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We need ideas

Right, in the past 3 years we’ve had Blazing Saddles, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Nuts in May as our special Xmas lunchtime film, does anyone have any ideas what we can watch this year? Something funny please.

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Cummins comeback

We were very happy to have just completed our most recent collaboration with Cummins, designers and manufacturers of sustainable and greener power generation equipment.
Trunk’s Layla Atkinson was responsible for illustrating the wallpapers for the company’s stand at the Busworld Show 2013 and also directing the animation intro for the new website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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