“Kiwi’s Dream” Wins “Best VFX” at CEFA

Congratulations to the makers of Kiwi’s Dream, which has won Best VFX at the Cinematic European Film Awards (CEFA).

Directed by Paloma Zhu and produced by Daniel RoweKiwi’s Dream was based on an original concept by Freddie Belsom about an origami kiwi who dreams of flying in the clouds.  Benjamín Števuliak was the 3D VFX Lead, Freddie Belsom was the 2D VFX Lead.  Kiwi’s Dream has won many festival awards.

“Kiwi’s Dream” – Film

Kiwi’s Dream from Daniel Rowe on Vimeo.

Module PR6001
Still frame from “Kiwi’s Dream

Kiwi’s Dream was completed as part of 3rd year animation Module PR6001, in which our animation and VFX students join forces to produce a short animated visual effects project, with three months to take the project from initial pitch to final render.

Kiwi’s Dream was based on an original concept by Freddie Belsom about an origami kiwi who dreams of flying in the clouds.
Student collaboration
Working with a team of ten students from both the VFX and animation departments, Kiwi’s Dream was filmed on location in London, with animation and VFX completed at Escape Studios.  Cinematography was by DOP Clement Gharini.
“Kiwi’s Dream” Software
Paloma Zhu

Animation was done in Autodesk Maya; compositing was done in Nuke and the shots were rendered in Arnold.  Editing was done in DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro.  Kiwi’s Dream is the second short film directed by Paloma Zhu at Escape Studios.

“Kiwi’s Dream” Credits


Festival success
Kiwi’s Dream wins “Excellence Award” at The Rookies

Kiwi’s Dreamhas won many festival awards:

“Kiwi’s Dream” at IMDB
Kiwi’s Dream won Best Director at the PIMFF

You can find “Kiwi’s Dream” at the IMDB here.

The Escape Studios VFX Blog offers a personal view on the art of visual effects.

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