Click Download to view! The file is a .mov, so you'll need QuickTime to view it. Download it for free [link] (for Mac) or [link] (for Windows). I would love it if you took the extra download time to watch it! Thanks!
Well, here is my newborn baby Lucien in all of his rock 'n roll glory. Again, I reduced the file size a lot to make it downloadable, so the image is GREATLY suffering from the compression (I'm sorry it turned out so pale, the real thing is really crisp and clear, I swear). The sound is also better on the real thing.
THIS WAS SHOT ON FILM. There is nothing digital in front of your eyes. It was coloured with col-erase pencils (erasable colouring pencils), then shot with a super duper old Oxberry camera. Only the sound was added digitally, because working on mag was clearly a waste of time and money.
Consequently, because it was to be analog, there turned out to be a lot of technical constraints. Having a background meant either drawing it on each frame or working with cels, which was too long for the time we had to do it (it was a bit unrealistic: 3 months to do the whole thing, with other classes going on at the same time), so I decided there'd be none. Also, I had to make sure all my sheets were super clean because rips or folds wouldn't be edited out afterwards. So basically, I animated the whole thing rough, tested it, then I cleaned it without flipping or testing if my clean was right or not. There are a few things that aren't perfect in it, but they're not too big, and hopefully you won't notice... I turned off the critics because I worked my arse off and I don't want to hear anybody complaining. Hahah.
...after all, it IS my first year film at university. >D
My other film, Fou tu
, can be seen here [link]
for those who haven't seen it yet.
1 1/2 month for animation
1 1/2 month for clean & sound
Shot on 35mm film on Senior Oxberry
Col-erase pencils, paper, sweat and blood.
Just a word to tell you guys that this little baby of mine is a finalist in TELETOON Animation Scholarship Competition
! I'm so excited!