by DRASIK STUDIO®
BEND REALITY is an animation short film created by the whole team of Drasik Studio with the goal of working on a personal project that allows us to try new things without the constraints of commercial productions.
After 6 years on this path, we were looking forward to doing something for us, just for fun. We wanted to experiment, test our abilities, put all we've learned into practice and feel completely free to do whatever we want for once. Mainly because when you aim to do something that defines you, you become much more demanding than ever.
We wanted to tell a story that truly represents each and every one of us and the essence of the studio. So when we start thinking about the concept, the team was asked to answer the question "what you like the most about working at Drasik Studio?". And from all their answers we found our inspiration to start working.
Our main and only character was inspired by the company logo. The bear is our symbol and we love to play with it. But this time we wanted to make it more human, more like us.
So we ended up creating a mix of a man with a street attire and a bear.
We decided to cover his face with a mask because we believe that what we show to the world is just a tiny part of what we actually are.
This short film is a metaphor for the way we work: a never-ending road of steady improvement. Everything is a loop. No matter how many challenges you overcome or how many goals you achieve, there will always be a major achievement waiting for you.
This is a story based on our values: just keep going, just keep learning, fall and get up, work your way, get what you were chasing and start over again. And the diamond is the representation of our most desirable goals.
With this project, we wanted to demonstrate our stylistic versatility by creating four different worlds designed by four studio's different illustrators. Using 2D and frame-by-frame animation, we combine more detailed illustration techniques with plainer ones that go from darker to brighter scenarios as the main character gets closer to the diamond.
That's how we end up explaining our motto. For us, "Bend Reality" is a constantly changing world that evolves thanks to the creativity and expertise of those who create it.
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