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Watch: 'Jonah - The Making Of' Featurette (Storyboarding, Previsualizing, Visual Effects, Etc)

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 3, 2013 11:00 AM
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A treat for those of you who love to peek behind the curtain - especially if you're into visual effects.

Here's a look at how Kibwe Tavares's captivating short film, Jonaha delightful mix of live-action and CG work, came together.

We featured the full short film last week Friday; it's embedded underneath the "Making Of" feature, which highlights the story-boarding and previsualizing of the whole film, as well as the visual effects.

Here's how Jonah, is described:

Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a tourist hot-spot as a result. But for Mbwana, the reality isn't what he dreamed – and when he meets the fish again, both of them forgotten, ruined and old, he decides only one of them can survive. Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A visual feast, shot though with humour and warmth, it tells an old story in a completely new way.

The film stars a pair of young British actors whose names you might recognize - Daniel Kaluuya and Malachi Kirby

Also, veteran thespian Louis Mahoney co-stars.

Here's the "Making Of..." feature:

And here's Jonah in full:

JONAH from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

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  • M. | June 4, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    I've been looking forward to watching this since I saw you guys write about it on here. Loved every minute. Visually stunning.

  • Campbell | June 4, 2013 12:25 AMReply

    Fantastic! Time to get my visual effects game tight!!

  • Chris | June 3, 2013 2:20 PMReply

    very well done short! as a film maker it is very inspiring

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