Here at Blue Crescent Studio one of our greatest joy is to bring to life just how unique and special Jamaican life is via the imaginative/creative world of animation. In this (very short) animated short we shed some light on the not so good part of Jamaican culture where there are some citizens that employ illegal methods to steal electricity from the Jamaican Public Service (JPS). Such an act is not only dangerous but of course an criminal offense so we thought to ourselves "what security measures could JPS established to stop this from happening?". And boom! our inspiration for our next project was born.
After having our storyboard established, we moved on creating our models, beginning with the wooden light pole. We surprisingly spent the largest about of production time here has we wanted the model and especially the textures to be as close as possible to the real thing.
Not to be outdone by production time on the wooden pole, the rural surroundings also cost a bit of time. This was due to getting the lightning just right and to be dynamic with the right shadows, and light hitting each model as close to perfect as possible. In the end we spent a little past 5 days outside post production editing and sound effects implementation. Rendering was also much quicker than our past projects as this was also our first time putting the still in beta Blender Evee through its paces. Evee still has many bugs to ironed out but in the end we got our latest short completed:
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.