Klaus Behind The Scenes
Ever since glimpses and tests began emerging from director Sergio Pablos’ Klaus, people have been wondering how the look of the film was being achieved. Was it 2D? Was it 3D? A combination of the two?
befores & afters was able to sit down with Pablos at the VIEW Conference in Turin to find out the secrets behind the production, which starts streaming on Netflix on November 15th. This included the new tools that were developed to effectively layer in light and shadow on 2D-animated drawings to provide for an almost volumetric appearance.
Here, Pablos breaks down how the unique style of the animation in SPA Studios’ Klaus came to be, its origins in wanting to surpass the current limitations in adding shadows to 2D animation, to tests at SPA Studios, all the way to the final film.
Klaus Productions Designers Marcin Jakubowsky and Szymon Biernacki were charged with the monumental task of creating the visual style for the film. Here's some insight on how they went about it.