My Graduation Short Film, directed at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris in 2010 - 2011, in the animation section. FRICTIONS mixes live action and stop motion animation and has been shot with a Canon Camera 5D Mark II and a 24-70 L lens, in a blue screen studio located in Ensad’s building.
directed by: Steven Briand
with: Julien Jourdain de Muizon
choreographer: Clara Henry
cinematographer and cameraman: Pierre Yves Dougnac
music and sound design: Moritz Reich & Agathe Courtin
visual effects: Francis Cutter & Benoit masson
costume: 2WS - world wild souls
first assistant: Romain Daudet Jahan
animation assistants: Natalianne Boucher, Camille Chabert & Luca Fiore
visual effects assitant: Sarah Escamilla
In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!
NEWS!!!!! Check out my KickStarter project for a complete JQ episode!
For the John Lewis Christmas advert Hornet/Blinkink directors Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn took the two most traditional and time-honored animation processes – stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn 2D animation – and combined them to create something innovative and unique.
Their aim was to do almost everything in camera, using real lighting, lens and film craft to build a world where the audience can see and feel the painstaking work behind it. The 2D animation’s physical interaction with the set and the human imperfections inherent in the process create a hand-crafted piece full of heart and integrity.