Sleepless

Sleepless is my second animated short and ties up my bachelor’s studies as my final project. The film follows a little kid into his fantasy world trying to rescue his stuffed animal from cruel monsters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WPcP3vBguI
 
The whole film was created within Blender and rendered with Blender’s Cycles engine. Following various influences and references I tried to achieve a videogame-esque look. My goal was to create an animated short summing up all the technical knowledge I had gathered so far – within a working phase limited to just 15 weeks.

The consequences were a very open concept and merely rough storytelling, allowing me to flexibly face all the difficulties, technical problems and lack of time naturally arising from a one-man-project of this dimension.

Pictures of the development progress

Take a look at some work-in-progress pictures and high resolution images of the models.

Stills