OUTSIDE | Animated Short Film

Hello everyone!

I recently finished the pre-production of my short film, meaning it is time to dive into Blender and make the entire thing. I thought I would post some updates here, in addition to my website https://makingashortfilm.com where I have a lot of stuff you might find fun and useful.

As pre-production, I both created concept art of everything to make it easier to make in Blender later, as well as an animatic for planning every shot in the film and the motions performed by the characters. Here is the complete animatic so you can see what the film will be like:

So, without further ado, I will get started modeling some of the assets appearing in the film. I hope you will like following along on my journey to completed film! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube-channel to stay up to date, and/or my Twitter / Facebook.


Nice you finished your pre-production, Gustav! I would like to watch it once production and post-production is finished.

In the meantime, why not check out my own WIP about my web-series I told you about some time ago? The first episode will go into production after August 31st, and once my birthday is over (September 1st).

I’d like to have some feedback on my work as I make progress. I have a topic about it as well, so you’d be updated on its progress and some other related stuff.

That is all.

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Hi Daniel!
First of all, thank you. I will definitely check out your project. I saw your PM and have now given you a bit of feedback on the logline you sent! :slight_smile: Hope you find it helpful. Good luck!

I have completed the modeling of the Hospital Room where most of the film will take place. I based it on the concept art I drew earlier. I made some small modifications when I got to see it in 3D, but it is mostly the same. Overall, I am pretty happy with the result. The .blend-file is available to get on the website in case anyone wants to take a look.


The hospital bed has been both modeled and rigged now, apart for some deformation in the matress and pillow. This is a pretty important item in the film, since the Old Man spends most of the runtime in it. I made a little video demonstrating the ways it can be adjusted, which should allow me to do all the things required for the film.

More info and the .blend-file is available here: https://makingashortfilm.com/update?post=43

Any thoughts on the design?


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I have now modeled and rigged the EKG monitor. It is a very important object story-wise, since it visualizes the reason the Old Man can’t leave the hospital. His heart is weak, and this monitor is a constant reminder of it .

The result is visible below. I recorded a timelapse of the process in case anyone is interested to see it (If you don’t like the speed, YouTube has controls which allows you to go both slower and faster).

More info and the .blend-file is available here: https://makingashortfilm.com/update?post=44