A playful animation embracing all of clay's unique imperfections.
Inspired by murals on the walls of a high school hallway this direction retells moments of Peter Parker's day.
Surreal depictions of Spider-Man's day to day adventures.
LePore added, “While some of this was happening entirely in the physical world— sculpting clay or drawing in pencil frame-by-frame, other shots had digital components to them as well. But everything had real world textures and materials to remain true to the art class approach.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming R-Train Animation Breakdown
To make sure everything felt like it lived as one complete thought, we had two solutions. We would work within a limited color palette for every shot and we would create energetic “pops” as a consistent element that ran throughout the entire sequence.
“We took the entire nearly completed sequence and printed out over a thousand individual frames” explained LePore. “Everyone in the office took turns tracing over the frames with markers, making various patterns and textures. By the time we were finished, each shot had 20-50 (in some cases 100+) of these hand-drawn overlays that were all executed just by printing out every frame and drawing right on top of it.”
Both the structure of the project and finished product had to have a cohesive design while also feeling improvisational. Any time something began to feel too sleek or refined, we would pull back and embrace the imperfections. This process helped maintain the warmer human touch that comes with making something by hand.
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“PLEASE THANK EVERYONE AT PERCEPTION FOR ANOTHER PIECE OF ART !!”
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT