Lifetime of First Friends Adventures

Finally it's here! We started this project year ago and after a large pause I'm happy to present a story of a small boy grow up fast - becoming a man - and a father. Along the way he meets new people, changes his career and experiences new places. Eventually he finds way back home to give new life... and to start a whole new story.

As we have to show the hole world discovered by our hero I decided to use paper cut-out decorations. This technique looks clean, bring depth to images and helps to imagine any place and any situation while keeping focused on our hero. 

It took a lot of paper and hand-made work. All decoration was build on white fabric from paper with scissors and black markers ... and it took a hell of a lot of time! I was sure it would be easy to make with simple shapes and line... I was wrong.  

This was the most retouched video we have made so far. From 1000 images 400 had to be retouched. That was a true challenge for my wife. Special thanks for that! 

As usual Daniel Olsén did wonderful job. This time it was incredible - the music suited the animation from the start!

Here is more of backstage.

Constructing new heavy duty slider 
using 3 tripods and big 25mm rails: 

Fixed mount for tripods. Now they have to stand still for 3 months. 

Assembling support for jump and dive animation. 

Prepearing to dive.




"Real size" airplane was huge. 

"Automatic" doors :)