Over the last couple of years a few members of the Rumpus Team have, slowly but surely, been squirrelling away on their very own idents. The brief was to create a short animation anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds, on the vague theme of What a RUMPUS!
We wanted these shorts to give the animators individual styles a moment in the spotlight. We are a small and very busy studio so it’s often tricky to squeeze in passion projects, we’re so flipping pleased that the idents are finally getting all polished up!
This action-packed dinner time comes from Chiara Sgatti, inspired by her partner’s hatred of broccoli.
Style inspiration came from Chiara’s love of Japanese and French animation design. For this short, her main influence was the Japanese anime One Piece, which Chiara was watching while animating this short.
Chiara’s superpower is roughing out animation incredibly quickly – here’s the first pass followed by a few characters and BG designs.
Design, Animation and Direction: Chiara Sgatti
Sound Design: James Keeble
Produced by RUMPUS!
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