I love the painterly style of this short from Lightning Boy Studio ( Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, and David Forest. )
Funded by a successful kickstarter. They used an unusual set of tools for their unique look. All the 3D was done Softimage with a bit of ZBrush to add extra details. Photoshop for textures and After Effects for compositing. Particles were done with a Plugin called Slipstream VX and finally Sony Vegas for the editing.
Lightning Boy Studio
Lightning Boy Studio have set up a mailing list for people who are interested in hearing about their next projects: http://legouffre.com/support/. They also have an “Art Of” for sale for those would like to support their efforts.
Directed by Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest
Music: Dan Cullen, Deryn Cullen
Foley and Sound Design: Mark Donis
Animation and Rigging: Carl Beauchemin
Art Direction and Animation: David Forest
Visual Effects and Compositing: Thomas Chrétien
Voice Actors: Nicolas Charbonneaux, Charles-André Gaudreau, Élisabeth Forest
Final Sound Mixing: Jean-Pierre Bissonnette