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Oscar winning director Daniel Greaves is working on a Claymation short film titled Mr. Plastimime. It tells the story of Graeme, a lonely and an unappreciated mime artist whose stage routine blurs into reality. With an unexpected act of heroism he finds the audience and the love he has been longing for.
Mr Plastimime will be produced using a combination of techniques. The characters are stop frame plasticine puppets with the main character's facial expressions animated in 2D. The backgrounds will be created in CG using Maya and then all of the elements will be composited together using After Effects.