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Gorgeous architectural visualisation

Posted on March 1, 2010 
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I hadn’t had a chance to check that video before and that’s a shame because this is some stunning work done in my favourite softwares: 3dsmax and VRay.

The artists have an amazing sense of composition, lighting, cinematography. There is no making of for “The Third and the seventh” yet but they made one for the previous “Kahn’s Exeter”.

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Fresh and not so fresh ideas

Posted on February 7, 2010 
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It is amazing how often the same ideas have to keep coming back in movies ….. no I didn’t mention Avatar…. well I just did .. The same ideas keep coming back but where the issue is the most acute is with student short films.

Last year I had an interesting conversation with Cedric Villain from french animation forum “Fousdanim.org“.

As a 2008 Annecy short film award winner, he was invited to participate in the selection of the 2009 Annecy nominees and went through 50 hours of program. After such an experience, he confirmed that the same topics or even stories kept coming back.

The reason I want to talk about this today is because my friend Joost posted a very very cool short film which really stood out aesthetically for me but not so much in term of story. Without further due here “Pivot”

Because I have been into design in motion for quite a while, I immediately thought about the Psyop arrows from the Lugz campaign which in 2002 led to the …. the “arrow craze”…. Every motion design video had to have its variation at that time and even I came up with my own flavour. The Robot on my modeling showreel was supposed to fire them in an explosion of colours ala DeBlob.

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“Saint Louis” video clip

Posted on September 18, 2009 
Filed Under Animation, Friends, Graphic design | 1 Comment

My friend “Vincil from ummo” just released his new album “Betty Drums” and a really really cool video in collaboration with Motion graphic designer Dittongraph and graphic designer Supakitch for his track “Saint Louis”, a really nice mix of hip hop and jazz supported by gorgeous graphics.

Double-click on the video to get the full version

You can purchase his album through Itunes:
Itunes

or directly from the artist using the links at the bottom (Paypal, Sterling and euros cheques)
http://www.vincil-from-ummo.net/listenBettyDrums.html

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Welcome to my new blog

Posted on May 24, 2009 
Filed Under Animation Mentor, Drawings, Graphic design | 5 Comments

Old and new design

Old and new design

I have finally been able to work on the design of my website.

People will probably scream when looking at the code but why would I spend 10 hours pulling my hair troubleshooting some nasty CSS when I can just do the same job in an hour using HTML?! […] Read more

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“Photograph of Jesus”

Posted on March 15, 2009 
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I just found this funny and inventive animated documentary relating the strange requests Getty images receives on a daily basis, from photographs of the Yeti to Jack the ripper’s picture ;-)

The short film directed by Laurie Hill won the 2008 Getty Images Short and Sweet Film Challenge

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Vincil from Ummo

Posted on February 25, 2007 
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I have a real detachement towards music for some reason.

I don’t own any music CDs, MP3 player or even mp3 files. Right or wrong I am blaming this on 10 years of classical music training. Contemporary musicians for me are people like Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez. Those guys really defined the recent trends.

Partner in skateboarding crime when we were kids ( I have to look for some pictures ;-) ). Vincil from Ummo is a good friend of mine which music I enjoy listening to.

If you haven’t heard about him yet then I wonder what you know about electronic music.

His music is the shit man! ;-) Go and enjoy the few tracks he has on his Myspace page. I am hoping to be able to work with him for my next coming short.

Olive

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Colour harmony (uncomplete)

Posted on December 1, 2006 
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John K. and Keith Lango mentioned the importance of colours when designing a show. I didn’t really understand what they were talking about but since I want to redesign this blog, there is no better time to do a bit of study.

First if you feel lazy and want to find a quick color scheme for your website, run to
http://www.colourlovers.com/ , http://colormatch.dk/ (Internet Explorer only) “4096 Color wheel” or try the new free Adobe colour application Kuler (requires Flash9):
kuler_219x150.jpg

Let’s start with the basics. The colour wheel is a simplified approach to the light spectrum.

colour_primary.jpg
colour_secondary.jpg
colour_tertiary.jpg
colour_tint.jpg
colour_shade.jpg

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Theory:

Tiger Color

Tools

Verlee’s blog

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Clearification

Posted on November 22, 2006 
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clearification.jpg

I haven’t been on Surfstation and other graphic design website for a while and I probably missed a lot but anyway, a very unusual website for you. Clearification.com I don’t really know what this is but there is this one guy sitting on a trunk and just saying stuff. “You should never tattoo a fish even if it was possible because that s not cool”, that kind of stuff and a bit of Windows Vista advert too

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