Created & Directed by : Yves Geleyn & Remy Tornior
Music & Sound Design : François Montmayeur
Voices : Fons Schiedon, Henrik Kring, Laurent Nicolas, Paulo Muppet, Luciana Eguti, Pedro eboli, Antonio Linhares, William Iamazi Ferro.
Yves Geleyn collaborates with illustrator Remy Tornior on a short film, Pirates!!! The Curse of the Evil Eye, a tale set on the high seas, about an epic battle of good against evil. Yves, having always been a huge fan of Remy’s work, wanted to work on a project with him for some time. Then a joke about a Cyclops sparked the idea for the animation and the story began to take shape. Starting in September of 2006 and finishing in February of 2010, averaging about 52 seconds of animation per year, it was a true labor of love. Yves and Remy had no budget for this project and worked on the film in any spare moment they could find.
The concept of this piece was to mix the two worlds of Yves and Remy. With great attention to detail, Yves created the background and models, while Remy designed the characters. They bought two model ships on eBay, which Yves shot against a blue screen. Next, he meticulously added all the elements, animated Remy's designs and composited everything together. Then, they turned to Francois Montmayeur, currently a musician at L'Opera de Lyon, to create an epic score and sound design to create a truly cinematic experience.
Yves took a realistic approach when it came to the voices: he wanted Dutch voices for the Dutch boat and a more international mélange for the pirate crew (Japanese, Brazilian, French, Danish). To achieve this, he recruited the help of all his director friends from around the world who played along and sent him a collection of voices to inhabit this nautical adventure. With humor, love and a good deal of patience, Yves and Remy are extremely excited to be able to share their short film, Pirates!!! The Curse of the Evil Eye.
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These images and these sounds were recorded during a travel from "Toulouse" to "Paris", and from "Paris" to "Martinique". We see the North and the South of "Martinique", the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, during the rainy season in July, 2011.
This small video was thought before I arrive on the scene. The images were not priority but it's the sound which guided the shoot and the edition.
Sounds recorded with a zoom H4N (post sync).
Images shot with a tripod and a 7D.
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions
28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October,
2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.
All credit goes to them.
Full HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible,
avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original
footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.
Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal janjelinek.com | faitiche.de
Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night