The second film to be shown at the Annecy Animation Festival, made by the 2nd year students at Gobelins school is called “Soapy Trip”.
Here’s a sequence of screenshots. You can enlarge by clicking on them.-
The crew were: Théo Boubounelle, Chloé Bury, Jean Baptiste Cumont, Claire Fauvel, and Vincent Nghiem.
See the movie in full, here.
For the past eight years, the second year students at the Gobelins School of Communication in Paris have worked in small teams to provide the opening shorts for screening sessions at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market that takes place every year in early June.
This year’s opener is a short called M.Eustache, and it was created by François Barreau, Violaine Briat, Clément Girard, Benoit Tranchet, and Maïté Xia.
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Here’s the link to the gallery of shorts on the Gobelins website.
This is an important year for the Annecy Animation Festival, because the 6 day event is the 50th time that animators from all over the world have met at this lakeside venue in the French alps.
As a bonus, here is a 50th anniversary poster for you to download, and
suck your inkjet dry bring your printer to its knees when you print it out. Click on the picture for a LARGE version.
There’s more to come in the following days, so bookmark this post!
The fifth and last short film made by the 2nd Year Gobelins students’ work has been shown as the curtain raiser at the Annecy International Animation Festival.
It’s titled “Jelly Sunday”. (Believe it or not)
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This short seems to me to have strong influences from John Kricfalusi and Bill Wray
The mix of different media is very striking…
Ooh! Look! Expressionism!
Gretchen is left to her own devices while her monstruous family scarf down gargantuan platters of food.
She opens several packs of jelly which soon take on a life of their own, leading to her ultimate demise.
The crew: Ugo Bienvenu, Julien Daubas, Clément Desnos, Florian Parrot, and Arthur Peltzer
Ze link. This film does NOT require QuickTime. It’s presented as a YouTube video, available in high definition.
That’s all folks! – Same time next year?
DODUDINDON made its debut at the Annecy International Animation Festival today.
It’s the fourth of a series of films by students from the Gobelins School of Communication, in Paris.
The production crew, Lucrèce Andreae, Julien Chheng, Tracy Nowocien, and Rémy Schaepman, have concocted a story of a plucky young turkey who wants to woo a buxom lady turkey twice his age and more than three times his size. His pursuit of ecstatic happiness takes place in a sumptuous art nouveau ballroom.
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Some beautiful lines of action on view here
There’s some masterly physical animation in all these films, and these two mismatched fowl bend the laws of physics in a frantic chase sequence.
The young whippersnapper is almost completely enveloped by her quivering embonpoint.
A marvellously exuberant frolic, all in all. What’s more, it sticks to the brief of making reference to dance, although any reference to Germany remains vanishingly slight.
Here’s the link to the film, which requires QuickTime on your ‘puter.
The rays of the sun wake FENRIR the wolf from a millennial sleep in the tangled roots of the colossal tree Yggdrasil, and from its topmost branches he attacks the sun. Behind him, a hero appears ….
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The action is fast and furious in this film, with some astonishing cuts and transitions between shots.
There’s careful attention paid to the colour palette and compositions too.
The sound design is superb, and Gerard Labady deservedly has a full screen credit
The animation crew consisted of: Nuno Alves Rodrigues, Oussama Bouacheria, Alice Dieudonné, Aymeric Kevin, and Ulysse Malassagne
This is the third Gobelins student film to be shown at the Annecy International Animation Festival where it serves as an opening for all the main screenings of the day.
The films are all supposed to reference one or two common themes; Germany and/or dance. Students being students, the references have been stretched to near snapping point so far, and I reckon that the team of Fenrir have abandoned any pretence at including visual allusions to Germany or Dance in this submission!
Can you see any link?
Click here to see the film. (QuickTime required)
The second Gobelins student film to be shown at the Annecy International Animation Festival has just been released.
It’s called Le Lac Gelé – The Frozen Lake.
It was animated by Jean-David Fabre, Fabien Guillaume, Sébastien Hary, Paul Nivet, Vincent Verniers.
An old man is led by a strange dog to a frozen lake in a vast cavern, and he ventures out onto the ice….
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All of these student films are constructed around the theme of dance, or Germany…
This film plays with the idea of the mysterious shapes dancing beneath the ice.
Here’s the link to the film. (QuickTime required)
Ye it’s that time of year again, when the 2nd year students of the Gobelins School of Communication in Paris put their films on show at the Annecy Animation Festival.
The students work in small crews, concentrating only on the production of their group film. No essays, dissertations or other academic distractions. There is intense competition for places on the course; most of the applicants are already proficient animators.
The Annecy shorrts films are made to a very high standard, and are typically 60 – 90 seconds long. One was nominated for an Oscar last year.
The films are released one per day, to be shown at the beginning of each session of screenings. The first to appear this year is the story of a lamplighter in a tropical glasshouse who is beguiled by mysterious sprites. It’s called “Monstera deliciosa”, which is the botanic name for the Swiss Cheese Plant.
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I love the beautiful treatment of the backgrounds in this film
There’s some very daring character design on view.
Someone took great care with the layouts and compositions.
Crew members are: Jérémy Macedo, Julien Perron, Ornélie Prioul, Rémi Salmon.
Here’s the link. (Requires QuickTime)
Another Gobelins post tomorrow, no doubt…