Quantoon was born (in Italian) as a graduation thesis in Philosophy of Science, on proposal of my thesis director Prof. Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara.
She, knowing about my job on cartoon animation, dropped an hint:
«What about an animation film on Quantum Mechanics?»
The project involved several stages:
- step 1. Panic.
I spent several days staring at a blank sheet: How was I supposed to put together images and quantum mechanics? I felt hopeless.
Then I simply skipped to...
- step 2. Preparation
I started to study, and it simply happened: Quantoon is the way I came out with understanding these quantic concepts. Now I had images, ideas and preparation: ready for...
- step 3. The script!
Could I treat a scientific matter as a story tale? «Of course!» replied Mr. Gilmore from my bookshelf.
So Quantoon is first of all the story of a poor cat in a pretty baffling and embarrassing state.
It was time for...
- step 4: Character design
It was just a matter of picturing something with no shape and no sharp outlines...
- step 5: Animation, editing, dubbing and music
It took 9 months...like a child ;-)
- step 6 Publishing
Hope it helps,
After the hard work, the result seemed to me good and useful enough, and I wanted to share it online.