Metal Armorial is an award-winning animated music video that merges elements of comics, Westerns and woodcuts to tell the story of a young cowboy. The film is set in an arid region, full of challenges that could be located in the American Southwest, in the Australian Outback or the Brazilian Cariri.
Synopsis: A young adventurer wanders with his mule over the dry and mysterious land of Cariri paraibano looking for his wife. On a treacherous and dangerous path, he gets lost when encounters a fork in the road. He must choose between the alluring mermaid song and the road that will lead him back to his rough farming life with his wife.
Directed by Beethowen Souza & Minna Miná
Produced by Pedro Jácome de Moura Jr.
Pedro Jácome : : Screenplay, Story
Minna Miná : : Screenplay, Storyboard, Character Design, Concept Art
Beethowen Souza : : Screenplay, Animatic, 2D Animation, Traditional Animation, Riggers, Final Editing
Soundtrack : : No chão do Cariri
Composition : : Pedro Jácome de Moura Jr
Voice : : Katarina Nepomuk
Bass : : Paulo Márcio
Electric and Acoustic Guitars : : Pedro Jácome
Synthesizer : : Gustavo Medeiros
Drums : : Maerson Meira
This project was my first big gig as a freelancer and took one year and seven months to complete. Working together with Minna Miná, we did every step, from the script to the credits and delivered to Pedro Jácome, our musician client responsible for the executive production and for the audio.
I used this project to learn during the process and to try some techniques to get familiar with animation. I did a lot of mixing between Photoshop and After Effects. Each tiny piece of this design has texture animated with brushes in Photoshop and just this process alone took me three looong months to get every texture moving around.
SCREENINGS / FESTIVALS
Mostra Sesc de Cinema
2018 Winner - Best Art Direction
2018 Winner - Best Script
24º Festival de Cinema de Vitória
2017 Official Selection - Best Video
2016 Nominee - Best Music Video