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This short was shot with the The "MōVI" - a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second "gimbal" operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves. To read more about it go to: wp.me/pjtZ0-2a4 The resulting video from this shoot is at:vimeo.com/62917185
All proceeds from the "Tip Jar" and Vimeo on Demand will benefit the Lollipop theater network lollipoptheater.org/ - a nonprofit organization that arranges showings of first-run movies to children confined to hospitals.
The Bear & the Hare is the first John Lewis campaign to embrace the emotive power of animation, a filmic technique so evocative of Christmasses gone by.
Elliot and Yves took the two most traditional and time-honoured 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.
The animation process involved constant shifts between 2D and 3D worlds. In order to achieve this complicated combination the whole film was first created in Blinkink Studios as a 3D previsualisation animatic with all the sets and characters built to scale. This allowed everything to be developed and planned alongside the modelmakers and animators, thus integrating the different disciplines and processes before the set was built or the characters were printed.
Aaron Blaise (Brother Bear, The Lion King, Mulan) and his team of veteran Disney animators at Premise Entertainment in Orlando, Florida, designed and animated the characters. The 2D-animation frames were printed onto mounted paper and cut with a laser. Each frame (nearly 4,000 in total) was then individually hand-labelled before going on set. Feature-film stop-frame animators then spent 6 weeks bringing the world to life.
The set was built by our production designer John Lee (Aliens, Fantastic Mr Fox, Frankenweenie) and his team at Shepperton Studios before being transported to Clapham Road Studios ready for the stop-motion shoot.
Post-production was done in-house in Blinkink’s animation studio, and the final grade was completed at MPC.
Elliot Dear & Yves Geleyn
James Stevenson Bretton
Réalisation : Jeff Le Bars - http://jefflebars.com/
Musique et Sound Design : Sylvain Livenais - http://spectral-approche.com/
Film de fin d'études réalisé à l'école Emile Cohl de Lyon en 2012 - http://www.cohl.fr/
"A predator dashes after its prey, chase its constantly transforming body through a spinning world. Destined to repeat this chase infinitely, as they are merely running figures in a praxinoscope. "
This was my first animation project done under commission for the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart. It was animated frame by frame using Flash and After Effects and was finished during my third year of studying at the Institute of Animation in Ludwigsburg Germany. Music by Philipp Noll and Axel Huber. Copyright 2009 by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Festivals & Awards:
"Best Animation" - One Minute Film & Video Award 2010, Switzerland
"Best of the Fest Finalist" - Red Stick Festival 2010, Louisiana USA
Finalist for Adobe Design Achievement Award 2009
Icograda World Design Congress 2009, Beijing China
SIGGRAPH Asia 2010, South Korea
CICDAF 2009, China
SICDAF 2010, South Korea
Cinanima 2010, Portugal
Anima Mundi 2010, Brazil
Animafest Zagreb 2010, Croatia
AniFest 2010, Czech Republic
Animanima 2009, Serbia
Anima Brussels Animation Film Festival 2010, Belgium
Anim'est 2009, Romania
CineMAiubit 2009, Romania
Filmschau BW 2009, Germany
Flicks International Student Short Film Festival 2010, Netherlands
E-Magiciens Festival 2009, France
KROK International Animated Film 2010, Russia
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2010, Portugal
Playground Festival 2010, Netherlands
Tehran International Animation Festival 2011, Iran
Festival of Nature 2012 - Bristol UK
Zlinsky Pes 2010, Czech Republic
featured on MOTIONOGRAPHER
featured on STASH #71
featured in SHELLEYS EYE CANDY SHOW
featured at STUTTGARTS INCREDIBLE WORLD OF ANIMATION exhibition