SO I haven't posted in the longest time but have been very busy with uni. Now however I've handed all assignments in and just trying to edit my showreel together.
Last week I went to Annecy for the animation festival and had such an awesome time. Thought I'd share some of my highlights with you. Obviously many of the films are not online but there are some trailers knocking around.
One of my favourite graduation films was 366 Tage. A story of a young paramedic and how he learns not to get too attached to his patients. It truly is a story worth telling and so beautifully done.
Another brilliant grad film I loved, Ernesto, from NFTS. The story is about a young kid who wants to loose his teeth so he can be cool at school. He tries to remove them himself but his teeth start to sing. It's hilarious!
One more film that had me in stitches was Una furtiva lagrima by former Gobelin student, Carlo Vogele. Opera-singing fish, I'll leave it at that.
Lastly, I fell in love with Disney all over again after seeing the premier of Paperman. The 2D/3D hybrid works so seamlessly and is so good to see software development that enables tracking of hand-drawn lines following the shape and movement of 3D geometry. It's going to be release with Wreck-it Ralph (which also looks INCREDIBLE by the way) but here is a look at how the team set about getting the desired look.
On my travels I also visited Paris and collected a tonne of reference photos and can't wait to make something with it so should hopefully update soon with some new work.