‛4-H’ is a compelling 3D-animated story that traces the path of four children involved with 4-H. From their early days working in a community garden and building a treehouse, to their crucial initiative and implementation of a community centre project, their journey is one of friendship, growth, and collective impact. As life draws them apart, a storm that damages their beloved centre brings them back together. Their united effort to rebuild demonstrates the film's central message that ‛Making A Difference Is Something You Never Outgrow.’ This story serves as a powerful testament to the enduring bonds of friendship, the spirit of volunteerism, and the profound influence of community engagement.
“The first sequence establishes our characters within the communal heart of a garden. This setting embodies the spirit of 4H and allows us to highlight the friendships forming amid the shared work - an efficient and effective way to introduce our characters.”
“In this sequence, we use the camera as a silent observer, smoothly transitioning between the stages of the treehouse construction. It provides viewers a sense of active involvement, while the seamless shot transitions maintain continuity. The essence we've sought to convey is their shared journey - a blend of effort, play, and cherished memories.”
“In our film, nature is pivotal. The garden, the treehouse, and the landscapes are integral story elements. Our passion for details and strategic use of sunlight infuse realism into every scene. This focused approach crafts an immersive world, where sunlight not only enhances realism but also warmly illuminates the children's journey, adding depth and symbolizing hope and unity.”
“We employed a tasteful time-lapse to showcase the construction of the community centre. The scene concludes with our characters, their faces radiant with pride. It signifies more than a built structure; it's a testament to their teamwork, a symbol of shared efforts, and a future hub of collective experiences.”
“Our 4H characters return to a heart-rending scene—the community centre in ruins. Yet, their reunion brings a glimmer of joy. Capturing these dual emotions was key, from the initial sadness transitioning to a smile of reunion, subtly conveying their resolve to rebuild and relish their rekindled camaraderie.”
Creating '4-H' demanded a harmonious blend of careful planning, captivating storytelling, and detailed design. We crafted a storyboard filled with lively scenes, bound together by seamless transitions and dynamic camera movements.
The narrative required intense attention to detail in our renders, particularly with vegetation, to immerse the audience fully in the children's world. Each environment, from the blooming garden to the leafy treehouse, played a crucial storytelling role.
Character development was also key, as we aimed to convey the children's evolving friendship, shared experiences, and their proud community contributions, capturing the essence of their journey.
Despite the technical challenges of crafting detailed environments and characters, our team's creativity thrived under these demands. The final product, '4-H', is a testament to our dedicated team's talent and innovative spirit. We hope you appreciate this labor of love as you explore its making.
CGI TECH DIRECTOR
LOOKDEV AND LIGHT
Pedro Henrique Placido
ANIMATION AND ANIMATION SUPERVISION
Jeffry Syahputra Wy
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
Marcelo Baldin / Combustion Studio