"Windy Day" is not really a short film but actually a motion-controlled interactive story app created exclusively to Motorola's flaghship smartphone Moto X. This app allows the user to take control of the camera and explore the world where the story is taking place while the story is taking place. So it's not like a conventional film because the user experience is different every time by choosing any point of view and following (or not) the characters to see what they're doing. And it's not like a video game because the viewer can not change what the characters do or have any influence in the story. It's actually a narrative that unfolds in front of us while we control the camera to follow the action and discover new things every time we play it. Therefore, the video you can see here is an actual capture of the short film playing in real time in a MotoX phone, and the movements of the camera were recorded from the viewer driving his phone.
Directed by Jan Pinkava
Produced by Karin Dufhilo-Rosen
Animation Supervisors / Story by Doug Sweetland and Mark Oftedal
Animation by Mark Oftedal, Doug Sweetland, Jais Bredsted, Ricardo Jost Resende, Ryan Hayford, and Daniel Caylor
Art Direction: Jon Klassen
Modeling: Jaime Maestro
Character rigs: Víctor Vinyals
Company: Baraboom Studios / Pepe Valencia
The CG Short Showcase is a collection of films curated by Andrew Buttigieg, dedicated to showcasing the best CG Short Films available online.