About the Movie

“The music video tells the story of an office worker who is struggling to attract the girl of his dreams, a coworker. The question posed is this. Are his colleagues and his daily office tasks the obstacle in fulfilling his dream or rather, the dream itself?”

About the Project

“Coco de Elevador” is a music video for a Brazilian DJ, Chico Correa. It’s part of the “Cria Cultura” initiative to help both brazilian musicians and animators spread their work.

Director Paulo Passaro wanted to tell a story about everyday life with Chico Correa’s music as it’s dynamic soundtrack. People tend to think that their everyday lives are boring and their dreams are always better. That’s why the music video is divided into three parts, each with a particular animation technique. The first one is “real life”, which is made using traditional 2D animation. The other two are “the dream life” which are made using two other types of animation, 2D animation in After Effects (CG) and Stop-Motion Animation. The purpose for using different animation techniques was not only to make the video more interesting but also to contrast our dreams to our everyday lives.

Direction: Paulo Passaro
After Effects Compositing: Julio Cesar Saez and Paulo Passaro
After Effects Animation: Paulo Passaro
2D Animation: Paulo Passaro
Stop-Motion Animation: D. Lee Peffer and Paulo Passaro
Stop-Motion Supervision: D. Lee Peffer
Stop-Motion Photography: Andreia De Marchi
3D Background: Julio Cesar Saez
2D Background: Marco Pavão

Special Thanks to Gabriel Nóbrega and Vetor Zero / Lobo for the support

Comment by Ed Riccardi on February 17, 2014 at 5:33pm

Excellent work! Top-notch stopmotion

Comment by Paulo Passaro on February 18, 2014 at 6:40am

Thanks very much, Ed

Comment by Mike on February 25, 2014 at 4:02pm

Ha ha ha! This is so fun! I've always liked the idea of combining traditional-ish 2d animation with 3d, whether it's CGI or Stop-Motion, and you pulled it off really well. I really enjoyed the use of loops and repetition in certain parts, it made it feel very much like a game, which fits. Awesome.

Comment by Paulo Passaro on February 25, 2014 at 4:04pm

Thanks very much, Mike. Man, you really said what I wanted to hear about my project, thanks very much again. I hope to keep getting better and better :)

Comment by Regina Resende on March 23, 2014 at 7:12am

Otimo trabalho! Parabens!

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Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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