The term "second hand" refers to the ticking hand on a clock; it also describes re-used items. Would you rather save time? Or save stuff? This film examines the imbalance and waste created by these modern obsessions.
Winner - Audience Award, Annecy Animation Festival, France
Winner - Best Children's Film, Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia
Winner - Best short film, CromaFest, Mexico City
Winner - Best short film, VIEW Conference and Festival, Turin, Italy
Winner - Best short film, Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal
Winner - Best Ultra Short Film, Reel Earth Film Festival, New Zealand
Winner - Best Educational Short Film, Anirmau, Spain
Winner - Children's Award, EarthVision, Japan
Winner - Best short film, Earth Port Film Festival, USA
Winner - Best Canadian Short Film, GIRAF Animation Festival, Calgary, Canada
Winner - Best Screenplay, Animacam Festival, Ourense, Spain
Honorable mention, Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada
Honorable mention, EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia, USA
Yves creates this tender story with painted illustrations and character designs that utilizes traditional children book illustration, animation, CG visual effects and lighting. And staying true to the story, Yves made sure no snowflakes touched, even during the CG snow production.
This graduation project was made while at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. It brings together a lot of the research I had done over the three years I spent in Kyoto, using techniques such as drawing, cg, photography, painting, video, and puppets. "Sayonara" is based abstractly on my own experiences living in Japan, the concepts relate in many ways to these experiences, my friends, foods, things I saw, and things I felt over this time; in particular the idea of saying goodbye to close friends.
Puppeteer/ Sound Editing
Lacquer Transfer Textures
Motion Tracking Assistant
Jeon Tae Hwan
3D Stereo Consultant
Kyoto University of Art