"Coffin Dance" Produced by Peru Animation Studio According to Ghana’s Dancing Pallbearers(1)

Coffin Dance CG

Speaking of the most popular online clips in recent times, it must be "Ghana’s Dancing Pallbearers". This time, the powerful and affordable cloud rendering services provider, Fox Renderfarm will bring you an artwork "Coffin Dance" produced by Peru animation studio according to Ghana’s dancing pallbearers. The six Ghanaians are wearing suits and dancing magical dances at the solemn funeral. The strong contrast always makes people laugh unconsciously. After their dance was posted on the Internet, it quickly swept across social platforms such as FB and Instagram, triggering a large number of imitations by netizens.

Ghana’s Dancing Pallbearers

Loopit animation, an animation studio from Peru, took the film as inspiration to create an extremely eye-catching 3D animation, which caused a topic in the animation field. The founder Marsha Pavlich was interviewed and talked about the secret behind the production of the work and mentioned the creative workflow of the studio.

Marsha Pavlich is from Peru and is 32 years old. He is a professional animator. In addition to animation, he also loves cats, cooking, and games. In 2017, he co-founded Loopit Animation, an animation studio with his partner Piero Vallebuona. The studio’s main businesses include 3D and 2D animation creation, film and television post-production and visual effects development. It is a cross-disciplinary team capable of executing various animation techniques.

Software used:3ds Max、After Effects

Could you tell us something about the Coffin Dance?

Marsha Pavlich: Our studio is a long-term partnership with another animation studio in Peru, Studio Uku. When we saw the popular "Ghana’s Dancing Pallbearers" clip on the Internet, we immediately wanted to make this clip into a 3D version. We believe that this clip not only has unique black humor, but it also conveys a message that it is important to keep your body healthy in the context of this virus pandemic.

In order to convey the message of the short film, the animation itself must be easy to produce, short and interesting in order to attract the attention of audiences on social platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. The style of the short film is inspired by Max Fleischer's work. His work is charming and easy to design in 3D. However, even if you are creating in the comfort zone, you still pay attention to some details during production. For example, when creating cyclic character dynamics, we use a rubber hose animation style as the basis to simulate actions similar to the popular clip.

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