HUNT THE SYMBOLS
From the Heliofant animation studio near Montreal, Canada, comes a story—purportedly about ‘the fire at the heart of suffering,’—intriguingly titled “I, Pet Goat II.” Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes ‘a critical look at the events of the past decade that have shaped our world…’
On the other hand: Could it be that “I, Pet Goat II” alludes to Robert Graves’ classic “I, Claudius”, which chronicles the internal conflicts of Imperial Rome: the preservation of Constitutional liberty versus the expansion of the Empire. Sounds familiar..?
Note: While there is no such word as ‘heliofant’: a hierophant is a person who interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric principles. So feel free to look for clues. There are hundreds…
Software used: Maya, Vray, FumeFX, RealFlow. Original soundtrack “the Stream”, written and performed by the tanuki project Some of the stellar artists that worked on the short: strob.net, huguescoupal.com, arnaudbrisebois.carbonmade.com and others. Animation is half keyframe animation and half motion capture. Motion capture recording by Lartech.