The Forest

The Forest is an animated short created and directed by me, which is also my final thesis for university.

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02.08.2009 | back to top | write comment | 31 comments

animated short, 2009

Credits
Script, Direction & Animation
David Scharf
Sound
48 Billion Atoms
Characters
André Ljosaj

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comments

Piotr

Sun 02 August 2009 @ 21:59

screenshots are great, hope to see animation soon,
good luck!

njandal

Wed 05 August 2009 @ 21:21

Hi,
I really love the first image - any chance I could get this printed on a canvas with ~2m width?

Dave

Thu 20 August 2009 @ 12:11

Hi Njandal,
I haven't really thought about that option. Maybe I could just send you a high res version of the image and you could take care of that yourself?

Lala

Fri 04 September 2009 @ 08:13

Hi Dave..
I have just watched this short. I loved the story and the style alot. I wonder what was inspiration for your script??
Thank you :)

Lala

Fri 04 September 2009 @ 08:14

Hi Dave..
I have just watched this short. I loved the story and the style alot. I wonder what was inspiration for your script??
Thank you :)

jurriën

Fri 04 September 2009 @ 08:17

Hi David,
Just want to say congratulations with your film. It is a pretty story and the visuals and style of storytelling kept me watching. Thanks for lighting up my day!
all the best,
Jurriën

mike

Sat 05 September 2009 @ 12:33

Nice work how did you crate those stars?

Dave

Sat 05 September 2009 @ 22:00

@lala: Thank you! I can't really say what the main inspiration of the script is. Writing and directing a script is just a good way of expressing certain thoughts one has about certain things.
@Mike: That's just a matte painting in photoshop and some particle effects for the blinking stars.

Lala

Sun 06 September 2009 @ 19:35

Thank you Dave for your reply. It is just inspiring to see that somebody somewhere far away can share similar energy of thoughts!

John Lewis

Wed 09 September 2009 @ 05:49

Great work. Just incredibly well done! Hope to see more of your work soon.

John Lewis

Wed 09 September 2009 @ 05:49

Great work. Just incredibly well done! Hope to see more of your work soon.

annie

Sat 12 September 2009 @ 09:19

amazing. waiting for more

markus

Mon 14 September 2009 @ 15:46

really nice movie and strong visal style. are the grassland and carpet 3d objects or textures/photos?

Dave

Mon 14 September 2009 @ 15:48

I used hair shaders for creating grass and carpet.

StudioDino

Thu 17 September 2009 @ 03:34

Excellent, good show.

Caroline

Sat 19 September 2009 @ 21:48

I watched both the Forest & Big Brother State videos on Vimeo. They are fantastic. I appreciate both the artistry and thoughtful content. Really great work. Keep going! I look forward to seeing more from you.

Nathan

Tue 22 September 2009 @ 22:57

Like Caroline I just watched both of your movies on Vimeo. I am very impressed. Your work is beautiful and your vision and message tremendous. May I ask what graphics package you use for your video design?

The Envoy

Wed 23 September 2009 @ 16:28

A top notch film! Two thumbs up!

Dave

Thu 24 September 2009 @ 09:26

Hey Nathan,
Thanks!
the work is done with Cinema4D for the 3D parts and After Effects for the 2D parts and the postproduction.

Daniella k

Sun 11 October 2009 @ 18:40

Dave, this is by far the best 3d use i have seen in a long while. Art is amazing, lightning is fantastic, the characters are very appealing - you are an inspiration to us all (or at least to me...)
(:

Shane

Fri 22 January 2010 @ 20:11

brilliant

chris

Fri 16 April 2010 @ 13:36

Wow! that is amazing! I enjoyed watching this movie of yours. The effects of lightning and the art are just amazing! Great work!!

Adriana

Sun 28 August 2011 @ 16:28

Just discovered you!
Great work!
You have captured many of my thoughts on incredible images!
I loved the story, animation, colors, everything!

Julia H.

Sun 12 February 2012 @ 12:06

Hi, hab grad zufällig deinen Film auf Zeit.de entdeckt und dachte, den kenn ich doch :-) kannt ihn natürlich von der damaligen Werkschau. Glückwunsch!
Gruß Julia

DSH

Tue 15 May 2012 @ 20:13

How did you get inside my head and watch all the daydreams I had as a kid? Eerie, but beautiful... If only more people could see through the pointless distraction of over-consuming, the world would be a much better place to live.

katerina

Mon 11 June 2012 @ 20:11

Hello, firstly, congratulations for your brilliant idea about our mind constructing educational system. I am a teacher, from greece, and i would like to show your video to my students. As i have seen, you offer it, for viewing, in your site, subtitled, but i have no internet connection at school, so as i can demonstrate the video. As a result i have to download it, if you agree, in some way from your site. Is there any possible way? Thanks in advance!

Dave

Tue 12 June 2012 @ 10:42

Hi Katerina,
you can download the film on http://the-forest.de/. Just go to the "downloads" section. You can also get subtitle files there.

katerina

Wed 13 June 2012 @ 16:26

Dave thank you very very much!!!! Your thinking is a tresure for me! Food for thinking hunter!

Jancuks

Fri 30 November 2012 @ 18:05

Hi!I Like this work :) cool!
You can enough tell which programmes You use for this animation!?
Janis

Jancuks

Fri 30 November 2012 @ 20:15

Hi!I Like this work :) cool!
You can enough tell which programmes You use for this animation!?
Janis

James

Wed 27 February 2013 @ 04:52

I love this video, thank you.
Wish you all the best.

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