THE OWL is a video sketch for Cidade dos Bichos [City of Animals], a project that is part of my research on sensibilities awareness, education and media design. I started to study how to approach the audience through a production workflow design capable to assemble a diversified range of handcraft arts, objects, textures, animation techniques and digital visual effects. For THE OWL, I started mixing puppeteering, woodwork, visual effects and media archeology.
Everything including the character research, the sketch content, screenwriting, scene direction and much more was co-created in collaborations with Maíra Martinez. The whole process, from notebook scratches to rendered video took about 6 months.