This work is a shocking early face mapping work. A buzz of 5 million views was born in a week.
It became the roots of the face mapping series.
This work is the theme of Japanese identity.
While feeling that Japanese are losing confidence, where is Japan 's identity?
What is the universal value that Japan can transmit to the world?
Elements of Japan's identity such as Japanese traditional beauty, future technology, Japanism, etc. were pursued and integrated by members and collaboration members of kuwahara hiroto, Paul Lacroix, and Jin Hasegawa.
Finally, when Android face transforms, grotesque dark mask appears from inside.
It seems that it is a metaphor for a strange anxiety towards the future brought about by technology that continues to evolve at phenomenal speed.
nobumichi asai (planner / producer / director / technical director)
hiroto kuwahara(makeup artist)
paul lacroix(technical director)
jin hasegawa (cg designer - spade)
takashi ishibashi (cg designer - spade)
ayaka motoyoshi (production manager -p.i.c.s.)
aya kumakura (production manager)
kazuhiro nakamura (colorist - mcray)
kenji nakazono (photographer - creative studio works)
kimihiro morikawa (photographer - shooting & lighting)
rhea tor’s inc.
k.furumoto (hair - &´s management)
yuka sekimizu (model - satoru japan)
spice (optitrack motion capture sensor)
hideaki takahashi (music - mjuc)
hiroshi sato (projector instruments - amsa)
An inspiring tale about friendship, sacrifice and conquering the impossible.
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- ABOUT THE FILM -
Le Gouffre is the first animated short film produced and directed by Lightning Boy Studio, a young creative team based in Montreal. The film tells the story of two spirited travelers who come across an incredibly wide chasm on their journey and decide to build a bridge to cross it. Released in February 2015, the project had first gained a lot of attention following the huge success of its Kickstarter campaign, which allowed the creators to finance the movie's post-production. Many were impressed by the passion and determination of the small team of three animators, who spent more than two full years creating the 10-minute film.
As of now, Le Gouffre has been selected in more than 60 festivals around the world and won nine awards, four of them for "Best Animated Short".
- CREDITS -
Directed by : Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest
Music : Dan Cullen, Deryn Cullen
Foley and Sound Design : Mark Donis
Animation and Rigging : Carl Beauchemin
Art Direction and Animation : David Forest
Visual Effects and Compositing : Thomas Chrétien
Voice Actors : Nicolas Charbonneaux, Charles-André Gaudreau, Élisabeth Forest
Final Sound Mixing : Jean-Pierre Bissonnette
Online : Birck Fulham
- AWARDS -
Best CG Animation Short
3D World Magazine CG Awards 2015
Award of Excellence in Filmmaking or Screenwriting
Canada International Film Festival 2015
Jury Special Prize
Cinéma des Peuples Festival 2014
Harlem International Film Festival 2014
San Jose International Short Film Festival 2014
Youngcuts Film Festival 2014
SPASM Festival 2014
Animated Short - 2nd Place
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014
Best Visual Effects
Golden Orchid International Animation Festival 2014
- THE TEAM-
Lightning Boy Studio was born in 2012 out of a shared passion : to tell great stories. The three founders met in animation school in 2009 and have dreamed ever since to be able to work together on projects of their own. Le Gouffre is the result of their first collaboration. The team is now working on a new idea for an animated feature film and is looking for partners and investors to join in on this adventure.