By playing with movements, colors and geometrical abstractions one can achieve creative and curious results. In this case, the inspiration comes from birds that we are so familiar with: sparrows.
The modelling of the bird didn’t need to be perfect or anatomically correct since it’s shape would ultimately be deconstructed. However, its animation is very precise. Videos were used as reference to capture the bird’s natural movements.
It almost seems like lost time to recreate all of this when it doesn’t actually show like this in the final video. But Matt Frodsham states that without these previous steps, the bird wouldn’t have a soul nor natural movements.
The materials assigned in the reconstruction of the bird are connected to what us, humans, think of when we think of birds: feathers, twigs, leaves, eggs, nests, worms…
The result is not only interesting but also seems to be really fun to make.
Birds: The Making of
To continue exploring your curiosity, you can take a peek at the making of.