by JA FILM from Denmark
Jesus in motion
What’s the idea of the project?
On occasion of the Danish First Motion contribution, Ja Film’s animated sci-fi comedy/drama NUMBER ONE about the small players in a large intergalactical game, the Aarhus based production company understood that they – as other SME animation studios - need a new business and production model, if they want continue working on the quality level they did before. That meant to invent a new production work flow which is more time and money saving than the classical rigging tools and animation techniques as well as their time consuming and costly possibilities for a high quality project like NUMBER ONE – taking in mind changing viewing behaviours and re-financing modes.
So they developed a cross media inspired production, distribution and marketing idea which is amongst others based on the combination of existing controllers with custom attributes: the JESUS RIG, a single rigging tool for minimizing repetitive tasks during the animation of multiple characters. The hands-on and user friendly JESUS RIG combines several basic controllers and rigs for a differentiated creation and flexible customising process of animated characters.
With the support of First Motion Ja Film made its “first motion” into a time and money saving production and distribution of medium and large animation projects.
What are the latest developments?
Through First Motion Ja Films new internal animation pipeline developed a short documentary describing the JESUS system in the fall of 2010.
Want to learn more or get involved?
Get an idea of the JESUS rig on the Baltic Universe platform (back on 5th December 2012)