YOUTH IN REVOLT by Peter Sluszka

ABOUT

Peter Sluszka creates animation sequences for Miguel Arteta’s major motion picture “Youth in Revolt” starring actor Michael Cera. Sluszka worked closely with the director and the actor to create the animation used in the opening title sequence and the end credits. Sluszka also directed Cera in a pixelation sequence where his character, Nick, and his friend, Vijay, go on a road trip. In addition, Sluszka was responsible for recreating hand-drawn lovemaking couples as they leap off the pages of an instructional book in a scene where we see Nick hallucinating.

 

Shot in New York at Hornet's Brooklyn stage and on location in Michigan, the animation employed several techniques for each section. The opening credits were primarily done with stop motion, with Nick, his mother, and her boyfriend recreated in clay.  We follow them as they take a drive to an exotic trailer getaway, barely escaping a gnarly three-headed sailor. The photo cutout road trip with Nick, Vijay, and dog companion, Albert, was shot with props and set pieces against a green screen using a digital still camera. The stills (in the thousands) were then printed and re-photographed to create the final animation. Sluszka then directed Cera in the hallucinatory lovemaking couples section, with the couples composited in post-production. The couples were drawn and colored by hand in a more traditional 2D style, then added to the live action. Sluszka then uses Flash to animate the end credits where we find out what really happens to Nick, his alter ego Francois, and love interest Sheeni.

 

Check out the opening title sequence, and be sure to check soon for the other animated sequences.

 

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CREDITS

CREDITS

 

 

Exec. Producer: Michael Feder
Producer: Hana Shimizu
Producer: Joel Kretschman
Director: Peter Sluszka

Director of Photography: Ivan Abel
Motion Control Operator: Richard Coppola
Gaffer: Michael Yetter
Key Grip: Joe Mandeville
Swing: Adam Lukens, Isias 'Meno' Payne
Animators: Kevin Coyle, Matt Somma, Eileen Kohlhepp, Peter Sluszka
Art Director: Elise Ferguson
Character/Set Fabrication: Nathan Asquith, Tim McDonald, Ben Phelan, Peter Erickson, Warren Bennett, Erika Bettencourt, Stephanie Zuzzolo, Dmitri Hertz, Faren Ziello, Emily Collins, Andrew Malliard, Justin Samson, Cat Kron, Valerie Piraino, James Mercer, Connie Chan, Samantha J. Smith
Additional Character Fabrication: Bandolier/George Jenne
Sculptor: Michael Lawrence
Illustrator: Ben Kress
Production Assistant: Ramiz Monsef, Tim Kuhl, Matthew Churchill
Technical Director/Lead Compositor: Arthur Hur
Compositor: Kirstin Hall
Editor: Anita Chao
Production Assistants: Mike Seiser, David Oerter, Corey Ryan
Flash Animator: Dave Creek
Colorist: Eliza Ivanova 

 

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SPECIAL K
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MOONES
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BAT FOR LASHES
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YOUTH IN REVOLT
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PERMANENT TSB
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G4
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EMERALD NUTS
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BJORK
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LANDROVER
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TAYLORMADE
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DEVENDRA BANHART
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EA SIMS
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REGINA SPEKTOR
Directors: Peter Sluszka & Adria Petty
CREST
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