The Vision’ Rodrigo Blass Talks Making The Sith Short

Earlier this month, Disney released the second volume of its animated anthology series, star wars vision, where volume one This new batch focuses on the science-fiction franchise through the lens of various Japanese studios looked at loved ones in all over the worldAnd it’s all the better for it. almost everyone Some of the episodes aren’t bangers, arguably the best of the bunch sith From Spanish studio El Guiry.

The 14-minute short opens the new season, and is currently Part of a Spanish animation showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. talking to DiversityIts writer/director Rodrigo Blass talks about how of the sith striking art style poses, For its protagonist Lola (Ursula Corbero), painting is an important part of her journeywhy, And this is how to briefly imagine the force that characters like the Jedi and Sith can use, Initially, she uses her power to create bubbles that form in different colors, and when those bubbles burst explosion, the resulting mixture is dotted with The (mostly white) walls of her living room. It’s a happy accident, and that phrase encapsulates the short’s scenes perfectly.

Ask any creative person, and they’ll tell you that screwing up is natural., You can’t make something ugly without making it beautiful, and it’s a sentiment shared by Blass. he got That painting often involved “making mistakes and spilling one color and actually using that spill and creating something else.” (Something you can mainly see in the interior of Lola’s ship, which has spaces that haven’t yet been painted or look like the paint has worn away over time.) And in embracing those mistakes, El Guiry was able to “scratch the frame”. And use this mixed media where it is not 3D in the same 3D environment.

sith feel highly influenced by abstract artists, and while Blass acknowledged as such, he also gave credit for how ingeniously iconic imagery artistically Star Wars’ Is. Growing up, creating something like the Star Destroyer “could be big triangles next to big circular planets. They just become these circles of color.” He got further inspiration from his daughter and the “visual heritage” of his childhood. While it was important to respect the artist, he also saw it as an opportunity to “bring a different vision and something new”.

Prior to co-founding El Guiry, Blass worked at studios such as Blue Sky and Pixar. To him, succumbing to those mistakes was unlike what he had done before, but one that needed to be done. sith its best self. He acknowledged that it was an active decision made by him to see if it “gave some artistic value and a different perspective.” He mentioned a desire to create something that could “break the mold” in a way that Pixar alum Brad Bird did during his time at the studio, and it seems sith That’s exactly what he did.

you can see sith and other shorts that make Star Wars: Vision’ Second season out on Disney+.

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