KIENDINH - 3D Animated Short Film
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KIENDINH - 3D Animated Short Film about Gender Stereotypes

KIENDINH is a graduation capstone project of 3 graphic design students from FPT University.
An 8-minute 3D short film was completed from rough concept to final production within 4 months.

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KIENDINH establishes a set in a giant birdcage filled with Gender Stereotypes. In there, the main character is two puppets: DAON and his best friend PUNU have to perform a special play every day for a specified time and are supervised by mysterious forces around the cage. They have to struggle with many difficulties and try to find a way to release themselves from the shackles that hold them back.

KIENDINH is made to raise audiences' awareness of the harmful effects of Gender Stereotypes, and at the same time join hands to fight and eliminate them to gradually move towards gender equality in society.




KIENDINH _ Teaser





KIENDINH - Film





Still-frames





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01/ RESEARCH

By defining the topic as Gender Stereotypes, we started to search, select information from many academic reports and conducted a survey on approximately 1500 people before producing KIENDINH short film.

With only 4 months to complete the full 8-minute film, we have developed an optimal workflow that allows for 3 lines of production that still support each other throughout the stages.





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02/ PRE-PRODUCTION

Once the story was finished, we started to create storyboard systems right away. Each frame in the storyboard is completed with the aim of ensuring being aesthetic and informative.

Animatic storyboard was solved in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.


"KIENDINH - Storyboard" has 9 main sections, estimate over 200 scenes and around 6-7 minutes.




Animatic Storyboard





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03/ PRODUCTION

There are total of 5 Characters and 7 Backgrounds, so all of them were designed in a parallel flow whenever the storyboard was done. The process of development: Searching for references, sketching, and finalizing 2D concepts with color. 

The 2nd stage of production process continued with Modeling, Texturing, Compositing, creating VFX and other tasks as soon as the 2D final concepts were done. 

The names of the two main characters "PUNU and DAON" stand for "PHỤ NỮ và ĐÀN ÔNG" in Vietnamese, 
meaning "Women and Men" in English.




PUNU (main) - Female wooden puppet

2D Concept: Description - Development - Turnaround - Emotions & Poses

Modeling Process: Blockout - Shape Modify - Low Poly - Finalize

Final Modeling: Wireframe - UV Checker - Final - PUNU Broken-Leg

Rig System: Walk Cycle Test - Expression




DAON (main) - Male wooden puppet

2D Concept: Description - Development - Turnaround - Emotions & Poses

Modeling Process: Blockout - Shape Modify - Low Poly - Finalize

Final Modeling: Wireframe - UV Checker - Final - DAON Broken-Arm - DAON Human

Rig System: Expression - Walk Cycle Test




THE AUDIENCES (sub) - Other puppets in Birdcage

2D Concept: Description - Development - Turnaround

Modeling Process: Blockout - Shape Modify - Low Poly - Finalize

Final Modeling: Wireframe - UV Checker - Final - T.A Single-eye - T.A Trio-eyes




THE CONTROLLER (sub) - Giant wooden puppet

2D Concept: Description - Development - Turnaround

Modeling Process: Blockout - Shape Modify - Low Poly - Finalize

Final Modeling: Wireframe - UV Checker - Final




THE MEASURE (sub) - Scale of balance

2D Concept: Description - Development - Turnaround

Modeling Process: Blockout - Shape Modify - Low Poly - Finalize

Final Modeling: Wireframe - UV Checker - Final




All 3D Character Scale Sheet

Left to Right: The Controller - DAON Human - PUNU - DAON - The Audiences DoubleEye - SingleEye - TrioEye - The Measure






/001 - Bird Cage

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final





/002 - The Stage

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final





/003 - Props Box Corner

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final





/004 - The Pipe

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final





/005 - Mysterious World

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final





/006 - Field of Freedom

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final





/007 - Underground World

2D Concept: Description - Development - Final

When having all material and every shot solved in Unreal Engine 4, we adjusted, finalized in Adobe After Effect, Adobe Premiere Pro with sound and color grading to gain final film video.​​​​​​​




KIENDINH - Highlight Scenes




KIENDINH - BTS (Making-of)





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04/ POSM & MEDIA

POSM system was displayed at our film booth in "FPT University, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam", includes:

Flat design group for printing and display at exhibition: Posters, Canvas, Postcards, Keychains, T-Shirt, Stickers.
Media publications for the purpose of promoting the film on social network platforms: Poster, Teaser, Shorts and other.


 


SHORT Promotion Videos





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CREDIT

Produced and Presented by - CamoiStudio
Script, Storyboard & Animatic by - CamoiStudio Team
Instructed by - Ms. PHAN BAO CHAU
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TRAN PHAT DAT - Leader, Character Design, Modeling, Rigging & Animation
PHAM HOANG MINH - Background Concept, Modeling, Texturing, VFX, Simulation
PHAM TIEN - Props, Music, Sound Design, Camera Set, Composition, Lighting, VFX, Simulation

A Special Thanks to
Our Instructor Ms. PHAN BAO CHAU and CamoiStudio Members

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