Fubar – A War between Cats and Dogs

23 08 2011

Featuring some cutting-edge compositing, courtesy of Hasraf Haz Dulull, Director and VFX artist, ‘Fubar’ tells the story of an on-going war between cats and dogs that echoes many of the concerns some have today regarding modern warfare and links to arms suppliers. After the initial shock/novelty of the protagonists, there’s plenty of unfolding action and storyline to keep you glued to this brief but beautifully executed motion comic short.

From the Director Notes:

“In a nutshell what is the synopsis of Fubar?

Fubar is an epic story of an on-going political war told in an alternate reality with cat and dogs.

Why create this alternate reality with cats and dogs?

One of my favourite books of all time is George Orwells- Animal Farm. I loved the idea of using certain animals to depict the chain of command politically. With Fubar I chose specifically Cats and Dogs as they have always been territorial animals but at the same time reflect certain characteristics which makes them stand out from one another. Each of them have their strong and weak points yet they both strive for territories. I used that to create the world of Fubar and the metaphor of whatโ€™s happening around us today with the military, government, war, media and politics.”

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FUBAR Motion Comic – Official Trailer

3 02 2011

This trailer for the upcoming ‘Fubar’ motion comic is incredibly rich in detail. Created by Hasraf Haz Dulull using the compositing tool ‘Nuke’, Fubar charts the end of a war fought between different animal factions. There’s a level of photorealism employed by Dulull that is complimented by freeze-frame roving cameras, explosion effects and a sophisticated use of lighting effects. Hopefully the finished short film will introduce a blend of this ‘hypervisual’ feast with an equally compelling narrative.

via FUBAR – Official Trailer 2011 on Vimeo.