A Piece of Cake
As a bit of fun, we decided to combine a range of different animation techniques into one film, and visualise our favourite metaphor.
The cakes were a mixture of styles:
Top left - 3D render, using Cinema 4D,
Top right - handmade with paper,
Bottom left - 2D render, using After Effects,
Bottom right - real cupcake, filmed and sped up.
The final cake was made by Iina using clay, and was inspired by Studio Giggle's love/ obsession with Jaffa cakes.
We made a pop-up miniature studio in our office upstairs, and blocked out the windows so that we could have proper control of the lighting. Like every project, having a proper storyboard was crucial, and meant that we could shoot and edit the project within 2 days.
Post-production included: extending the edges of our mini studio out to seem like a much larger space, colour grading to create different coloured backgrounds, keying out various hands and arms and speeding up sections like Iina's hand drawing the storyboard.
It was a great excuse to be creative and eat cake, basically. :-)