Posts Tagged ‘CGI’
Guerre Naïve (site appears to be down, currently) is a cool little animation that has an interesting mix of styles, bright colors and lighting, and a fun little exercise in CG animation. At times the CG reminded me of the “almost looks stop-motion” quality that things like “Lucy, Daughter of the Devil” did, but much subtler.
I don’t read much French or Japanese, but it seems to have come out of Superinfocom, an animation school in France.
From what I can tell, music was done by Yann van der Cruyssen and this guy, Bruno Mayor, appears to have done some of the fantastic artwork used. And this Remoz guy calls it “my short movie”, so maybe that’s the HMFIC to congratulate for all this
Fans of animation (and who else would be reading this at all) would do good to click on most of those links for more great art and animation.
Posted in LTV21 Videos on February 2nd, 2009 by Monsieur boeuf la tête
Wow.. been ages since I’ve posted anything new. Sorry about that. Holidays and work got away from me. But it’s February now, so time to get back to the updates, eh?
Here’s a really special piece. “One Rat Shot” is the love child of Alex Weil and Charlex Films. It’s a masterfully produced piece of CGI animation on par with anything Pixar has ever put out. The camera work, sound work, composition, model work, writing.. everything.. is just superb. Maybe 10-20 years from now, we’ll look at pieces like this and call them “primative”, but the quality and artistry put into “One Rat Short” will last a VERY long time. I almost didn’t want to include it because I’d like to focus on some of the deranged and inspired examples of animation that LTV was such a great forum for, but there was a masterpiece here and there so “One Rat Short” still fits the theme and heart of LTV in the 21st century.
Bravo to Alex Weil and everyone who put this together!
From the YouTube description:
“One Rat Short” is a work of love created by Charlex Films. It began as part of the effort to grow the company’s CG department but eventually became much more than that. Originally, it was entitled “labratz” and as the title might suggest it mimicked the look and sensibility of worked already pioneered by other studios. As it evolved it took on a life of its own- it became my film- or as any director of an effort like this knows our film. We decided not to use anthropomorphic animation. We decided it would take place in two worlds- one so gritty, grimy and dark that the viewer needs to peer into the screen in order to make out the images- the other a sterile, white world so brightly lit that you feel the need to turn your head away from the screen. It was also important to me to keep the film looking as real as possible. One of the techniques we used was to give a lot of the camera work a hand-held feel and to keep it a little behind the action so that the scenes didn’t seem staged. Lastly and most importantly I kept the story simple and tried to give it heart. One of my favorite short films, which I saw as a child was “The Red Balloon”. I think the melancholic and innocent spirit of that film inhabits “One Rat Short.”
Alex Weil, Director