Gergely Wootsch
Animation & Illustration

Stickboy Opera

Stickboy, an Opera in Three Acts.

Background projections by Giant Ant, designs by myself.

I was lucky to be a small part of this collaboration between Giant Ant, Shane Koyzcan and the Vancouver Opera. I was approached by Giant Ant to help them create styleframes which later were used as basis for animation. The result was projected across three large screens behind the live opera performance (see picture below).

You can find out more on or at Giant Ant's website.

A glimpse of the projection on-stage.

A glimpse of the projection on-stage.


Client: Vacouver Opera, Giant Ant
Creative Direction: Leah Nelson, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada & Henrique Barone
Producer: Teresa Toews
Art Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Concept and Storyboards: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone & Leah Nelson with help from Rachel Peake & Shane Koyzcan
Design: Henrique Barone, Lucas Brooking, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Gergely Wootsch & Shawn Hight
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Marisabel Fernandez
Voiceover: Shane Koyczan
Music: Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Edit: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada