Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"The Little Boat" by Nelson Boles

Found via CartoonBrew (thanks Amid).

Beautiful film by Cal Arts student Nelson Boles. 

It’s become a cliche reaction now, but I still feel compelled to say that when I see work like this (and Nelson’s other student film: “This one time…” http://vimeo.com/4566083) I can’t understand why the major studios are not grabbing these artists and putting them to work on fresh, new hand-drawn films. This sensibility could truly reignite interest in hand-drawn animation.  Films like this, or Ian Worrel’s shorts (http://vimeo.com/user407933/videos), and the various Gobelins shorts, among many other examples which could be named, show that stylistically and thematically there is still so much new ground to be covered with both hand-drawn short films and features which are not merely re-treads of earlier Disney or Warner Bros. styles.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Rain Town" by Hiroyasu Inshida , Kyoto Seika University

"Rain Town" by Hiroyasu Inshida

(if you click through to the YouTube page I suggest switching it to 720p HD mode for better image quality)

The opening titles say:
"In this town, since who knows when, rain has never stopped.
Residents moved out to suburbs and high ground around
"rain town."
People's memories are now deeply submerged.
But into this forgotten rainy town
sometimes, someone wanders."

Graduation film by Hiroyasu Inshida
made at Kyoto Seika University. 

Animated and colored using  TVP Animation:

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Maestro Cuisine"

This graduation film, "Maestro Cuisine" was animated by students at LISAA (L'Institut Superieure des Arts Appliques) a French school with campuses in Paris, Rennes, Nantes, and Strasbourg.

"Maestro Cuisine" Credits:

Julien Ducher (decoration, background), Romain Verdier (animation), Kim Marc Huynh (animation)

"Le Royaume"

This graduation film is by Gobelins students De Nuno ALVES-RODRIGUES, Oussama BOUACHERIA, Julien CHHENG, Aymeric KEVIN, S├ębastien HARY, Franck MONIER, Ulysse MALASSAGNE.

Color Script and other "making of" material about "Le Royaume" -

Making of 'Le Royaume'