Pelota means ball in Spanish. The girl ‘Pelota’ in the clip somehow, inexplicably, has the power to turn into one. And by the time we’d finished making this crazy little clip, conceived in the curious minds of Hugo Rodríguez Rodríguez & Alvaro Sotomayor, we stopped asking why, we stopped asking how, we were all just were little balls of happiness floating through time and space.
Honestly this has been my favourite job since joining Glassworks and I hope there are many many more to come. I worked as the lead compositor and online editor, steering the best most delightful motley lil’ crew in the world. I designed some end titles as well, and did a bit of C4D in my scene featured below too.
The artists worked with whatever tools they felt comfortable in, so it ranged from C4D to Maya, Nuke to Krita, and of course the usual After Effects / Premiere / Photoshop / Illustrator suspects.
PRODUCTION AND POST
Glassworks Creative Studio
Director: Hugo Rodríguez Rodríguez
Writer: Alvaro Sotomayor
Storyboard, Concept & Design: Hugo Rodríguez Rodríguez
Editors: Nils Crompton, Leonardo Grassi
Lead Compositor: Nils Crompton
Compositing Arists: Jef Fleurkens, Alexis da Camara, Leonardo Grassi, David Rodríguez Rodríguez
Cel Animation Lead: Hugo Rodríguez Rodríguez
2D Clean-up: Līna Ozoliņa, Patrick Armstrong, Callum Sewell
3D Artists: Callum Austin, Jef Fleurkens, Gustav von Platen, Jacson Mitchell
MCR: Andrew Kidd
COO: Anya Kruzmetra
Executive Producer: Chris Kiser
Head of Production: Belén Palos
Producer: Katie Liston
Thank you to Hector Macleod, Duncan Buxton, Sofía Cruz, Juan Torán, Joshua Robert Nicholson Taylor, Rüdiger Kaltenhäuser. In loving memory of José Fernández Izard, may you always be surrounded by music and light. And of Nash, forever chasing a bouncing star.
Ojitos de las estrellas,
fijo en una y otra os juro
que me habéis de mirar siempre,