Mosca's Movie (5MB)

This is the complete animation sequence made for the film The Thief Lord. In the story, based on the novel by Cornelia Funke, Mosca is a minor orphan character who illustrates his search for a father through an animation he scratches on old exposed film.

My animation is not done that way - it was put together on computer, though based on scanned pencil drawings of the action. To model it, in one case (the rowing action) I filmed myself rowing and traced over individual frames, in another (circling round and out from a planet while the father is tossing Mosca in the air) I mostly did in Bryce and then traced from that.

In the finished film this animation was cut so as to take up only a tiny bit of screen time. Here's the whole thing.