Mooncatcher

Nate hallinan dust mooncatcher

Mooncatcher visual target concept

Nate hallinan mooncatcher concepts

Mooncatcher concepts

I've been working on a really cool short film, Dust, by the VFX studio Ember Lab. These are the visual target concepts for the Mooncatcher. They are small nocturnal animals which live in the trees of densely forested regions. Their eyes are adapted to attract insects by mimicking the glow of moonlight. Once their food is close enough, they quickly snatch it out of the air. Mooncatchers live in social communities and communicate through majestic calls and luminescent eyes. In local folklore they are believed to guide spirits to their place of rest. Spirit Shrines built near Mooncatcher communities are visited by those who wish to pay respect to the dead.

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September 9, 2014