Patrick Dias

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
Create proof of concept images for a short film about the meaning of life: everybody is searching for connection. These images would then act as guides for the production of the video, and to live as promotional art.

How was the illustration used:
Proof of concept, promotional art

How did you make this work:
Handmade sets and props were used as the foundation for this project, creating a human warmth to tackle the video's theme of connectivity. Expressive and colourful digital characters merge together with the stop motion photographed scenes to tell the story in an eclectic format. Robin Clason, Kristen Lim, Janet Mac, Julia D'Andrea flowed with my ideas to create these amazing sets.

Commissioner Company :
Campfire Studio Ltd.

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I’m a Toronto based designer and animator—a graduate in graphic design and self taught in illustration and animation. After spending the past few years co-running a studio, I learned I wanted to focus more on making vs managing and began freelancing full time. What fuels me is doing passion projects that inch me closer towards my goal of directing animation work, and finding my stylistic voice.