Brincante Title Sequence
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The 3-minute piece was created exclusively in stop motion animation, with an art direction and production at the same time richly detailed and artisanal, inspired by Brazilian popular handicraft.The title sequence script recaps the main character’s journey through the Brazilian countryside, across different regions and landscapes. The whole voyage is deliberately shown as taking place within a single stage-like structure, with changes of scenery carried out through ingenious mechanical tricks that echo the theatrical essence of the full-length film’s narrative structure, which was based on two of Nóbrega’s plays.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was all made in São Paulo, Brazil. It began in July 2013 and lasted until the beginning of October 2013. The movie Brincante was finally released in November 2014, and was exhibited throughout the Brazilian theater circuit. The film's title sequence was also showcased in international festivals like SXSW Film Festival, where it was nominated for Excellence in Title Design, and the iF Design Award 2015 in Germany, where it received an award in the Communication discipline.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Movie and Animation Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The title sequence for the movie Brincante was made entirely in stop motion animation, with an art direction and production at the same time richly detailed and artisanal inspired by Brazilian popular handicraft. All props and set elements were built by hand, using materials like wood, paper, cardboard, cloth etc. Each setting that appears throughout the narrative was assembled alternately within a single proscenium stage, a wooden scale model built in studio with an arch about 5 feet wide.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
3 minutes and 5 seconds long.
title sequence, film, stop motion, animation, brazil, gabriel nobrega
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Director: Gabriel Nóbrega, Head of Scenic Art: Fabiana Fukui, Animator: D. Lee Peffer II and Production Designer: Diego Coutinho