July 20, 2019

“(OO)"



South Korean animator Seoro Oh brilliantly visualizes every painful sneeze, scratchy nose, and snot rocket that comes with having rhinitis. Even the film’s title, “(OO),” is a nod to the condition, with its clever visual representation of flared nostrils.

The film is a follow up to Oh’s acclaimed graduation film, “Afternoon Class,” which also focused on a single involuntary subject (sleepiness). This time around, Oh uses madcap sound design to bring each absurd, nostril-dripping scene to life. But don’t worry: you’ll be able to breathe a sweet sigh of relief when the journey is over. Unless, of course, you have a stuffy nose.

Ahead of today’s release, we reached out to director Seoro Oh to learn more about his inspiration and process. Read on for excerpts from our interview.

On the film’s inspiration:
“I’ve suffered from rhinitis since I was a child. Many unpleasant things happen in my nose on a regular basis — especially during the change of seasons. I wanted to animate the feeling so people could empathize.”

On storyboarding and animating:
“I drew a rough thumbnail storyboard to organize ideas around the various phenomena that occur in a nose. I cared way more about the animatic reel and editing process than the storyboard. The animation was mainly made with Adobe Flash (Animate CC), and I used After Effects for special effects and editing.”

On sound design:
“I wanted to record the sounds myself, but I didn’t have much time or money, so I ended up using existing resources instead. I spent a lot of time searching for sounds that matched each scene exactly; I also experimented by mixing various sounds and speeding up or reducing them to fit the mood of the scene.”

On the challenges of making “(OO)”:
“Making this film was an experiment for me because it’s focused solely on one man suffering from his nose. I had so many worries about the sequence and timing of the cuts; I tried dozens of times to find the best editing flow. This was the most stressful and lengthy part of the entire production.”

On advice for aspiring filmmakers:
“Making a film is a conversation with the audience. When I create work, I always think about what I like, what I want to make first, and how I can make and deliver it to audiences in a persuasive way.”

On what’s next:
“Since I’ve already made two films about what happens in my body, I would like to make one with a worldview and a story.”

The Secret Language of Trees

July 15, 2019

Wild Horses



Written and Directed by Kévin Roualland / Maxime Dupuy
Art Direction: Maxime Dupuy
Character design: Kévin Roualland
Layout: Kévin Roualland, Maxime Dupuy
Lead Animation: Kévin Roualland

Animation: Simon Duong van Huyen, Pierre Rutz, Yannis Boultadakis, Duncan Gist, Stephen Vuillemin, Olivier Lescot, Mathieu Corbin, Kévin Roualland, Diane Tran Duc
Additional Animation: Cécile Despretz, Sean Lewis
Animation Assist: Valentin Machu, Liam Engels, Cécile Despretz, Sean Lewis, Jennifer Zheng, Mathieu Corbin
Backgrounds: Maxime Dupuy
Lead Compositing: Thomas Ricquier
Compositing: Thomas Ricquier, Victoria Jardine, Maxime Dupuy
Storyboard: Kévin Roualland, Maxime Dupuy
Editing: Maxime Dupuy
Typography: Virgile Flores

Original music by Canblaster
Produced by Eddy
Co-Produced by Brunch Studio and Savoir Faire
Executive Producer: Nicolas de Rosanbo
Producer: Stella Ramsden
Production Manager: Chamseddine Kaddouri

July 07, 2019

Ramen



By d'Eduardo Adsuara, Gabriel Gérard, Gwendoline Legendre, Marie-Liesse Coumau, and Mikai Geronimo

July 03, 2019

'Tokyo Apocalypse'



By Constance Bertoux, Marion Boisrond, Rodrigo Goulao de Sousa, Chloé Maingé, Mila Monaghan, and Adam Sillard

July 01, 2019

'hair today, gone tomorrow' by Rob Gilliam

'Senjo'



By Tamerlan BEKMURZAYEV, Camille BOZEC, Antoine CARRE, Ada HERNAEZ, Pauline MAUVIERE, and Alexandra PETIT

June 23, 2019

'Mehua'



Made by Camille Aigloz, Lucy Vallin, Michiru Baudet, Simon Anding Malandin, Diane Tran Duc and Margo Roquelaure

June 14, 2019

Manu Chao & Calypso Rose "Clandestino"



Director: Régis Raffin
Art Director: Vincent Roché
Lead Animator: Maïté Xia
Compositor: Vincent Dehaumont, Nicolas Pomet, Matthieu Tourdes
Producers: Ludovic Benoit, Etienne Gerbal, Julien Laur
Production Supervisor: Clémence Bertholon
Studio: Wise Bird

June 12, 2019

Christian Rich "Shibuya (Ghost II)"



Produced by: Eddy
Director: Olivier Lescot
Executive Producer: Emilie Walmsley
Producer: Paul Le Baron
Production Manager: Stella Ramsden
Production Assistant: Lina Houari
Conform and Edit Assistant: Chamseddine Kaddouri
Storyboard: Olivier Lescot
Concept Artist: Jonathan (Djob) Nkondo
Character Design: Olivier Lescot, Jonathan (Djob) Nkondo
Character Color Key: Matthieu Daures
Animation Studio: Brunch
Lead Animation: Vic Chhun, Bung Nguyen, Olivier Lescot
Animation: Vic Chhun, Bung Nguyen, Olivier Lescot, Josselin Facon, Laure Escadafals, Florent Tailhades, Jawed Boudaoud, Michelle Ong, Léa Rey-Mauzaize
Animation Clean: Vic Chhun, Bung Nguyen, Olivier Lescot, Florent Tailhades, Josselin Facon, Laure Escadafals, Jawed Boudaoud
Animation Color: Bung Nguyen, Olivier Lescot, Florent Tailhades, Josselin Facon, Laure Escadafals, Jawed Boudaoud
Animation FX: Michelle Ong, Léa Rey-Mauzaize, Jawed Boudaoud, Matthieu Daures
Lead Background Artist: Anne Raffin
Background Concept: Anne Raffin, Thomas Greffard, Camille Broutin, Simon Bazin
Background Linework: Anne Raffin, Simon Bazin, Thomas Greffard, Camille Broutin
Background Color-script: Anne Raffin, Matthieu Daures
Background Color: Anne Raffin, Simon Barrère, Thomas Greffard, Simon Bazin, Camille Broutin
Compositing: Olivier Kimyon, Nicolas Guilloteau, Thomas Ricquier, Vincent Ewald
Editor: Manuel Coutant
Post-Production Facility: Nightshift
Post Production Manager: Camille Gérard
Colour Grading: Maxime Mourey

June 08, 2019

Mini-Bits

A compilation of animated doodles Eric David Haddad made over the past year (Summer of 2015-2016).

May 27, 2019

OSTANOVKA: A Tribute to Bus Stops


There are thousands of bus stops in our country. Some are standart, some are architectural experiments, some are in the steppes, some are by the sea, wooden, concrete or made of glass. There are bus stops full of people, there are those that are lonely. Most of us have already spent several weeks of their lives waiting at bus stops, but we decided to dedicate a couple of weeks more to them by making this project.

Artists:
Andrey Osadchikh
Stasik Kanevsky
Karina Dehtyar
Rikki Lorie
Alexander Kodarev
Maria Chuhrova
Nikita Selivanov
Soemy Yuka
Flee Wortep
Anton Sakvo
Mankysee Mankydo
Anastasia Kraseva
Denis Pisarev
Mopka
Katya Blaber
Lil Lipil

April 16, 2019

Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant - Video Game Trailer by Motion Twin



Director: Jérémie Hoarau
Script: Balak, Jérémie Hoarau
Storyboard: Balak
Backgrounds: Ermel Vialet, Thomas Greffard
Layout Posing: Jérémie Hoarau
Animation: Juanma Laguna, Clément Kubicek, Jérémie Hoarau
FX: Fred Macé, Juanma Laguna, Jérémie Hoarau
Compositing: Grégoire Peyrot
Production: Bobby Prod
Producer: David Alric
Production Manager: Jérôme Bonnaventurier

April 10, 2019

“Island” by Max Mörtl & Robert Löbel



Directors: Max Mörtl & Robert Löbel
Sound: David Kamp
Producer: Robert Löbel
Funded by FFA Germany

April 06, 2019

“The Brave Heart” by Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli



A quirky animated short by London-based filmmaking duo Luca Schenato and Sinem Vardarli aka Luca&Sinem. “The Brave Heart or (The day we enabled the sleepwalking protocol)” follows a diligent little heart as he does his best to deal with a disastrously hungover body.

April 01, 2019

"FRAG" trailer for mobile game by Oh Bibi



Production: Bobby Prod
Producter: David ALRIC
Director: Mehdi LEFFAD
Creative producer: BALAK
Color director: Meryl FRANCK
Character Designer: Medhi LEFFAD
Production manager: Jérôme BONNAVENTURIER, Barbara VIGNES
Storyboard: Mehdi LEFFAD, William TREBUTIEN
Backgrounds: Meryl FRANCK, Claire FRICAULT
Animation: Juanma LAGUNA, William TREBUTIEN
FX animation: Eric LEFAURE
Compositing: Damien GAILLARDON, Nicolas GUILLOTEAU
Music: Mathieu MULLER
Special thanks: Eléa GOBBE-MEVELLEC

March 24, 2019

How Animators Created the Spider-Verse

Danny Dimian, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Josh Beveridge, Head of Character Animation, for "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," share exclusive breakdowns and talk about their inspiration and the techniques they used to create a new visual language for their Academy Award-winning film.

The Pirouettes "Héros de la ville"



Directed by : Florent Grattery
Produced by : 22D Music Group
Executive producer : Les Films du Prince
2D Animation Studio : Studio La Cachette
2D Animation : Sixtine Dano - Florent Grattery - Alice Blaskevic - Benjamin Warnitz - Morgane Ravelonary
3D Animation : Sixtine Dano - Pierre-Julien Fileux
Décors / Background Designs : Florent Grattery - Paul Regnier
Compositing : Pierre-Julien Fileux - Florent Grattery

February 01, 2019

EPOCH

Film and Sound design by Kevin McGloughlin
Selected images : Google Earth
Audio Samples : Nasa

instagram.com/kevinmcgloughlin_gram/

Director Statement:
Epoch is a visual representation of our connection to earth and it's vulnerable glory.
Our time here is esoteric, limited and intangible.

The fragility which exists in all aspects of life is one thing that is certain.
We are brittle, and so is Mother Earth.

January 14, 2019

Flex Calibre



Flex Calibur was created and produced by a 4-man wrecking crew: Chris Burns, Bob Fox, Gary Doodles and Tommy Sica.

Storyboards by: Chris Burns and Bob Fox
Designs by: Chris Burns
Special Effects: by Bob Fox
Animation by: Exit 73 Studios
Written by: Tommy Sica and Gary Doodles
Songs Written by: Tommy Sica and Gary Doodles
Additional Storyboards: by Gary Doodles
Music by: Tommy Sica
Sound Design and Mix by: Tommy Sica

Additional Lead Guitar by: Joe Salvatore
Additional Mixing by Randy: Pasquarella

Cast
Flex Calibur (speaking) - Tara Novick
Flex Calibur (singing) - John Bush
Crom - RicePirate (Mick Lauer)
Gods / Demons / Rookie / Ogre #1 & #2 - Tommy Sica
Ogre #3 - Gary Doodles
Demon Groupies - Cassandra Sica
Backup Vocals - Kristen Elmi