My Sci-Fi Short Film "Echoes"

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Behind the scenes of John Brito´s animated and life action short film Echoes. Check out the blog at www.johnbritoblog.com

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rough scribble for one of the main locations for Echoes, the animated science fiction short film Sci Fi Shorts, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Character Design, Sketches, Animation, Scribble, Sketchbooks

First Look at the Megastructure

These are my initial sketches for the Echoes´ Megastructure. From the very beginning I envisioned the Megastructure as an own character in my short film. These sketches were mainly to get an idea about the scale and overall feel.

concept sketch for animated science fiction short film by John Brito Sci Fi Shorts, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Character Design, Sketches, Animation, Scribble, Sketchbooks

First Look at the Megastructure

These are my initial sketches for the Echoes´ Megastructure. From the very beginning I envisioned the Megastructure as an own character in my short film. These sketches were mainly to get an idea about the scale and overall feel.

rough scribble for one of the main locations for Echoes, the animated science fiction short film Sci Fi Shorts, Short Film, Science Fiction, Character Design, Sketches, Animation, Scribble, Sketchbooks, Concept

First Look at the Megastructure

These are my initial sketches for the Echoes´ Megastructure. From the very beginning I envisioned the Megastructure as an own character in my short film. These sketches were mainly to get an idea about the scale and overall feel.

rough scribble for one of the main locations for Echoes, the animated science fiction short film Sci Fi Shorts, Scribble, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Character Design, Doodles, Sketches, Tapestry

First Look at the Megastructure

These are my initial sketches for the Echoes´ Megastructure. From the very beginning I envisioned the Megastructure as an own character in my short film. These sketches were mainly to get an idea about the scale and overall feel.

sketches for the animated science fiction short film Echoes Sci Fi Shorts, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Character Design, Sketches, Animation, Sketchbooks, Sci Fi

The Birth of Echoes

Very soon after I had decided to run a concept test for my full lenght feature, I knew that I wanted a story that takes place on a desolated frontier planet. And on this planet, I wanted to see a water pit - surrounded by a huge industrial structure. Below you can see the first…

sketches for the animated science fiction short film Echoes Sci Fi Shorts, Scribble, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Character Design, Polaroid Film, Sketches, Animation

The Birth of Echoes

Very soon after I had decided to run a concept test for my full lenght feature, I knew that I wanted a story that takes place on a desolated frontier planet. And on this planet, I wanted to see a water pit - surrounded by a huge industrial structure. Below you can see the first…

The first concept sketches for the animated science fiction short film Echoes by John Brito. Sci Fi Shorts, Scribble, Short Film, Science Fiction, Character Design, Doodles, Sketches, Animation, Concept

The Birth of Echoes

Very soon after I had decided to run a concept test for my full lenght feature, I knew that I wanted a story that takes place on a desolated frontier planet. And on this planet, I wanted to see a water pit - surrounded by a huge industrial structure. Below you can see the first…

Gouache and acrylic painting tests for the animated science fiction short film Echoes Sci Fi Shorts, Gouache, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Animation, Colours, Texture, Pictures

A Peek into my Sketchbook – The Colours of Echoes

As I was quite happy with my first texture tests for Echoes, I went on to the next step - creating sample textures. As mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted my environments to look and feel like painted pictures in which you could walk into. A little bit like the feeling you get in…

acrylic painting test pages for the animated sci-fi short film Echoes Sci Fi Shorts, Short Film, Behind The Scenes, Animation, Colours, Pictures, Painting, Art, Photos

A Peek into my Sketchbook – The Colours of Echoes

As I was quite happy with my first texture tests for Echoes, I went on to the next step - creating sample textures. As mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted my environments to look and feel like painted pictures in which you could walk into. A little bit like the feeling you get in…

a metallic element for the sci-fi short Echoes, painted in watercolours Sci Fi Shorts, Watercolours, Short Film, Behind The Scenes, Decorative Boxes, Metallic, Hand Painted, Animation, Pictures

Echoes – Rusty Watercolours

At an very early stage of the conception of Echoes I knew, that I wanted the backgrounds to looks like painted pictures. So indeed, all backgrounds were planned to be hand painted. Nevertheless, I wanted to create the feeling that you could walk into this picture when the camera moves. So, the first step was…

Trying to create Steel out of Water and Colours - this is a texture test for my animated science fiction short film " Echoes" Sci Fi Shorts, Watercolor Texture, Short Film, Science Fiction, Animation, Colours, Steel, Create, Painting

Trying to create Steel out of Water and Colours

Below is a watercolour texture I did as a test for one of the 3D locks in Echoes. I thought, that it was a good idea painting the skin of the gate in an isometric view and asked a friend of mine, Erwin, to test it on the 3D element. It turned out, that we…

The look of the main character of Echoes, the animated science fiction short film. Sci Fi Shorts, Frame By Frame Animation, Main Character, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Drawings, Sci Fi, Sketch

Echoes – The Look of the Animated Character

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, one of the core ideas of Echoes, my animated science fiction short film, was "teaching" my computer to draw the way I do. Having done lots of frame to frame animations as well as rotoscoping before, I knew that creating an animated 15 minute short film completely…

A first scribble of the acrtress of Echoes, the animated science fiction short Sci Fi Shorts, Frame By Frame Animation, Scribble, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Drawings, Character, Doodle

Echoes – The Look of the Animated Character

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, one of the core ideas of Echoes, my animated science fiction short film, was "teaching" my computer to draw the way I do. Having done lots of frame to frame animations as well as rotoscoping before, I knew that creating an animated 15 minute short film completely…

a stone element for the animated science fiction short film Echoes Sci Fi Shorts, Short Film, Science Fiction, Behind The Scenes, Hand Painted, Animation, Watercolor, Stone, Pictures

Echoes – Rusty Watercolours

At an very early stage of the conception of Echoes I knew, that I wanted the backgrounds to looks like painted pictures. So indeed, all backgrounds were planned to be hand painted. Nevertheless, I wanted to create the feeling that you could walk into this picture when the camera moves. So, the first step was…

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