Imagine you could draw musical instruments on normal paper with any pencil (cheap circuit thumb-tacked on) and then play them with your finger. The Drawdio circuit-craft lets you MacGuyver your everyday objects into musical instruments: paintbrushes, macaroni, trees, grandpa, even the kitchen sink... One day I bought a "harmonium" kit at the street market in Bangalore. I hacksawed the keyboard off to make the first ever Drawdio circuit. We played with it at a local school in the slums using plants, water, our foreheads, etc. My friend told me graphite would work too. Meditating on it, I realized the Drawdio circuit should be literally attached to a pencil to "draw audio," and that's where the name came from: Draw + Audio. DIY: Make it. Remix it. Play it. See drawdio.com
Some people asked us about our special animation technique in the Ping Pong TV series.
In this short video you can see the "insides" of two scenes we worked on for the show.
Animators developed a new digital technique, in order to get slow movements, turnings and big zooms, that would have been very difficult in hand drawn animation.
This animated short film explores everyday objects (a shoe, a laptop, a chair, a fridge, an animal skull ...) using the deconstruction.
The title is a wordplay that combines two verbs in spanish: to know (saber) and to see (ver).
This short film was made with part of the images produced for the exhibition saVer which includes interactive installation, silk-screen printings and sculptures.
Simon Gerbaud (Auxerre, France, 1976) is a visual artist.
After conducting theoretical studies of Visual Arts at the Sorbonne, he became interested in exploring drawing and animation autodidact capturing it in shortfilms, flipbooks or interactive installations.
He has participated in festivals and exhibitions in Mexico, Spain, France, Holland, Russia, China, Iraq and among others.
His shortfilm LIBER has received several awards: Best Mexican animation in CutOut Fest (Querretaro , Mexico , 2014) and Animasivo Festival (Mexico DF, 2015) ; his project saVer received the Award for the digital work of the year by the SCAM (Paris , France, 2015).
Lives and works in Mexico since 2005.