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.
(Click these pictures for the big versions, please)
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…