Imagine this: 450m of wall in a hot desert, clad with 150 illustrated frames, each printed out 3m by 2m. Nissan’s all-electric ARIYA drives past, camera attached to the bonnet, capturing footage as it goes. The result? A larger-than-life Zoetrope.
In order to create this, Blind Pig’s Animation Lead, Christine, first storyboarded the frames. Aware that the brush strokes were imperative to the narrative, she designed her own paintbrushes and used 3D software to build the pre-vis. After drawing each still, she tested them side-by-side using frame-by-frame software until finally, they were captured on set via a camera attached to the ARIYA.