3DUNO & Reef Distribution presents Leo and Art, a film for digital planetariums. Leo is an educational project about Art and Science, where two techniques are combined, puppets carved in wood and digital animation, with the aim of entertaining children and adults to awake their interest in Art and Science.With Leo and Art we take a journey through the history of Art and learn the basics of some of its most significant moments, such as the beginning of what is meant by art, with cave paintings, the genius of Art and Science of Leonardo Da Vinci and we learn that there is not only one way to see the stars with Van Gogh.
At first, it had a ritual, magic role, which changed with human evolution, acquiring a pedagogical component and a social and pedagogical function. Everybody agrees that Art serves to express ideas, emotions… and that‘s what we intend to do with this production, as well as teach, move, entertain and dream.
Art and Science have always gone hand in hand, since the chemistry that brought new paints and colors, the mathematical perspective and the artist Leonardo Da Vinci who captured in his drawings scientific advances even before photography existed.
3DUNO presents Leo and Art, a film for digital planetariums. Leo is an educational project about Art and Science, where two techniques are combined, puppets carved in wood and digital animation, with the aim of entertaining children and adults to awake their interest in Art and Science.
Leo is a boy of the 21st century who loves to spend hours locked in his room with his toys, especially with his spaceships, daydreaming of being an astronaut and travel, as his idols did, to the moon. He never thought that something , that for him was so boring as Art, could become an incredible adventure that takes him from the giant bisons of Altamira caves, through the scientific genius of Leonardo, up to being able to identify the stars in a sky painted by Van Gogh. In this dizzying journey throughout the story of Art, he will have to confront Thundercloud, the fearsome shadow of an Egyptian pharaoh, who wants to make disappear all the world works of art.
Leo and Art is a children’s production for planetariums, intended for families and school programs, especially aimed at children up to eight years.
Leo is presented as an educational project through which different subjects related to education are presented (from the arrival on the moon, the planets, the history of art and pictorial techniques, the stars…) these subjects could be developed at home or in the classrooms, with the assistance of educative tabs that could be downloaded from the web site. Children can learn as well as have fun building scale models and creating their own work of art.
In Leo and Art we wanted to mix two completely different esthetics and techniques. A very traditional technique of puppets crafted in wood together with a computer animation and 3D techniques. A concept of union between Art and Science which is captured in the film own aesthetic, resulting in a great beauty and simplicity but full of strength which will awake the imagination of children.