The animation is a convincing mixture of stop motion, 2D-animated parts and live action footage. I used Dragonframe for the frame-by-frame-animation of the characters. Textures and extremities were drawn frame by frame or animated with the Duik tool in After Effects. I used Mocha to track the footage which I shot with a Canon EOS 7D. I spent a lot of time customizing the lighting of the stopmo sets, so that the fish would really fit into the train footage.
Thanks, Jonatan. It’s been a surreal pleasure!
Making of video:
animation, compositing, director of photography, lighting, sound design
JONATAN SCHWENK and MARC RÜHL
titles & trousers for the fish