This video is a metaphorical road trip looking back at both Joao and Rodolfo’s youth. A mysterious identity (portrayed in this instance as the devil) follows them and ultimately forces them on to a tragic and enigmatic ending.

This particular project started one evening nearly two years ago when me and Pedro were sitting around Joao’s house, drinking beers and listening to the demos of QF12. When Carrinha Tragica came on we all saw this in having potential in becoming an animation video.
Both Joao and Rodolfo had some pre determined plans and ideas on how they saw this video being produced and they shared with us their thoughts and ideas. We decided that Barbara Rocha would be the ideal illustrator for this project and then the wheels were very much set in motion.

Collectively we started working on this project and each week we would sit down and work on the narrative and storyboard. We got through huge piles of drawings and equally huge amount of time was spent rendering items on Photoshop and After Effects.

Naturally a project as complex as this brings its own challenges, however, being our own bosses allowed us to incorporate our own ideas and experiment as freely as we wished. We did receive some guidance and assurance from Nuno Goncalves and Marco Boto for which we are humbly grateful.
We would not be here if it was not for a few people and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and family for their patience and support. Finally, we would like to thank Nebula Studios for allowing us free reign of their studio space.

QF12 is a Portuguese music project by the authors Rodolfo Jaca, João Correia, Carlos Afonso, Pedro Freitas and Pedro Correia.

This is the video teaser we released two weeks ago, as soon as we knew we'd be featured on Antena 3 (one of the main portuguese radio stations).

We're proud to present some pictures of the work in progress. As a project that took almost 2 years to come out, it was really challenging for all of us.
In the following pictures you can see sketches in our notebooks, draws before the animation process, and some pictures of us pretending we're working :D
Idea: QF12, Carlos Marques, Pedro Teixeira & Bárbara R.
Animation & Compositing: 
Carlos Marques
Storyboard: Pedro Teixeira
Illustration: Bárbara R.
Characters: Pedro Teixeira

“Carrinha Trágica” Produced by Quinta Feira 12 / Co-Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Valente at Caos Armado Studios, Santa Maria da Feira
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