Monday, August 20, 2012

Revisting Trilby & the Bunyip

I took a break from this project over the summer to develop other projects and I'm happy to say it was absolutely the right thing to do. I'm feeling rejuvenated and ready to dive in and finish it up in the next couple of weeks! Hooray!

Here's a super quick poster I made to celebrate :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tigobo Meet Ze Artists Weekend at Titmouse Studio

This weekend I went to an AWESOME event held by Tigobo Animation aka Reno Armanet and Flavie Darchen. They are visiting LA from France and stirring up the Animation world (Vive la révolution!!!) It was really inspiring to meet such incredible artists in animation in such a chilled out environment, I recommend it to anyone wanting to do story/animate/design/make films/be an artist/work in studios. ... Wait, that's... everything.

Ze French... zey have ze style...

Tout semble plus attrayant lorsque articulée dans les langues romantiques. Voir? Ne pas me semble sophistiqué?

Serious time now.

The in-depth talks were about anything ranging from working in studios to personal short films and there were portfolio reviews, a painting demonstration from Bill Perkins and a short drawing workshop with Christophe Lautrette at the end. Shout out to the legendary Yon Hui for workin his stuff on Saturday before his jet-setting adventures ;)
Titmouse was a great venue and it was really cool to see the range of projects they're working on too. The warehouse setting gave the whole thing a kind of grunge feeling... nothing like a giant room full of sweaty-artists stench to make you feel rebellious! 

Drawing people drawing workshop
Another tombo doodle...

... spying on people again.

Meet Ze Artists was really great for me for a lot of reasons. I was really nervous to show my portfolio to such high level artists because Visual Development is definitely my weakest... but Sylvain was great to talk to. At this point my "dream job" is to keep making short films but in a big studio (if that's possible???) and he gave some great advice. C'est cool. 
(note to self: work on the portfolio)

But probably more importantly, it was a great reminder to me of how imaginative animation really is and how far I can push it. I've been thumbnailing in a very microscopic way... looking at them now I see how claustrophobic my shot choices are, how the world I've created is in some uncanny valley between reality and abstract and I need to find a more creative solution to the story. Looks like there needs to be some major overhauls. Yeeeeeeeahhh!

Anyway... The whole event was awesome and I met some really cool people from all over the world. 
I hope Tigobo do another Meet Ze Artists soon ^_^

Cheers! Em.