Friday, August 10, 2012


Hello and welcome!

If you are here it means you enjoyed our animated short: GLUED.

The film was our 3rd year film at Bezalel Academy of Art. Our first attempt at making a CG film. It took us 10 months to create from concept to final render. As students of animation we are always interested in the process of creating films. This is why we decided to show different  parts of the process and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we made the short. We hope this will help aspiring animators, students and animation enthusiasts get a feel for what it was like to create this film.

Thanks for visiting,

Alon, Sivan, Daniel, Guy
(The Glued Crew)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

In the beginning...

As we said before, the GLUED CREW consists of 4 animation students (and super-buddies):

Alon Tako                                          Guy Elnathan              

Daniel Lichter                                      Sivan Kotek 

3rd year is when students have to decide what form of animation they specialize in (traditional, stop motion, CG). We all chose CG animation and when the year began we received the brief/subject for our film: games. And well... the rest just happened after that. we decided to work together because it would be insane to try and make your first CG short by yourself. It was a very long and demanding process (10 months) but in the end it was worth it... and as you will see throughout the blog - we learned alot!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


So here is the ORIGINAL storyboard. Not the final version of it, but the first version. All in all it took us about a month and a half from script to board. And as you can see, it's quite different from the final version of the movie. The storyboard changed about 3 times after this version and eventually evolved into the ANIMATIC which we will show next.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


So after we felt the storyboard was as accurate as it could be we decided to put it in motion. We started working on an in-depth animatic so we could get a feel for how the film would be. we tried to be as accurate as possible - spending hours over the tiniest detail! It took a lot of blood sweat and tears but in the end we had something that really showed us how the film would feel.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Here is the color script we developed for the film. We really tried to focus on the mood and feel of each scene - thinking what type of emotion do we want to express here. The final result was great and was a life-saver later on while working on the actual lighting for the film.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Character Sculptures

 Before going 3D we sculpted our character designs in clay. It has a more natural feel to it and plus its fun to work with some real material for a change. After that we moved on to Zbrush.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Deleted family photos

You may have noticed that there are many family photos scattered throughout the house. Here are some photos that didn't make the cut... we felt they would be hard to read quickly from afar. It was hard to cut them - but in animation you have to kill your "babies" every once and a while...

Deleted scenes

While working on the storyboard we had a bunch of different ideas that never made it to the final version of the film. Here are some examples:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Funny Pics / Bloopers

Here are some funny pics of situations that randomly occurred during the process of the film. 
It's pretty funny for us... maybe it's just us...

Shit Happens...

Making your first CG short as a student is very demanding... its a 24 hour job. Only sometimes life has other things planned for you...

(Sivan's apartment was flooded with the neighbours poop)

(Alon decided to make chicken... and burn himself)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

To be continued...

Unfortunately we were not able to make the school deadline. We had some scenes which had not been rendered yet and we had to make a decision: either cut the film in the middle or insert MAYA playblasts wherever an unrendered scene was. In the end we decided to cut the film short - and stop it right after she burns all the games... but we felt we couldn't just leave it that way, we were afraid it would confuse the audience. So we created a short 5 second "to be continued" teaser which we put at the end of the film:

After showing it to our classmates we went straight back to work... and here we are, with the full film :-)