Lineboil - Boiling Hot Character Animation

  1. My references are various, from Chris Ware for his extraordinary layout and (sometimes abstract) images, Hans Richter, Len Lye, Stanley Kubrick or Godfrey Reggio (with his qatsi trilogy).
    I must also quote the speech of JFK ( youtube.com/watch?v=6z1DidldxUo )

    I would like to thank the people who support me, a BIG thank to Yann, Alexis, Florent, François, Stéphane & Sylvain.

    I would like to thank Chez Eddy for their support : chezeddy.com

    CREDITS :
    Directing/design/animation/composting : Céline Desrumaux
    Additionnal character animation : Florent Remize
    Music : "Granulard bastard" from Apprat.

    LINKS :
    Céline : groovythesushi.blogspot.com/
    Florent : flomize.blogspot.com/
    Music : apparat.net

    Festivals :
    OneDotZero, London 2011
    BUG 27: The Evolution of Music Video BFI london
    Columbia Film festival 2011
    Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland 2011
    Playgrounds Festival, Amsterdam and Tilburg 2011
    San francisco internation art festival - SFIAF 2011
    Expotoons 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Screen Social, London/UK 2011
    Festival national du film d'animation 2011, bruz, rennes
    CINEASTIC GONDOLAS, Lech/AUSTRIA -2011
    Cristal Festival, Crans-Montana/SUISSE, 2011 (shortlist)
    ANIMA 2012 (Brussels, BELGIUM), Best of Shorts program
    Cortoons Festival 2012 (Rome, ITALY)
    The UK's Festival of Music, Film & Digital
    Cinéma Nova - OFFSCREEN festival 2012 (Bruxelles, belgium)
    SXSW 2012 (Austin, Texas)
    Pictoplasma 2012 (berlin, Germany)
    Filmfest Dresden 2012 (Germany)
    Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 (Germany)
    Prix Ars Electronica 2011, AUSTRIA - Honorary Mention Computer Animation / Film / VFX
    Brooklyn Film Festival 2012, (USA)
    Vimeo Awards 2012, NY (USA)
    Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2012 (USA)
    Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2012 (Canada)
    RSSF 2012
    SUPERTOON - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012
    Red Stick International Animation festival 2012 (Louisiana, USA) - BEST music video
    LIAF 2012 (London, UK)
    PICTOPLASMA NY 2012
    Les Utopiales, Nantes (France) 2012

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  2. We like our stuff. Do you like your stuff? Protect your stuff.
    Here's our latest for Norton via Leo Burnett Chicago.

    Information on Norton “Stuff Anthem” from Psyop’s Fletcher Moules, who was creative director on the spot along with Laurent Ledru.

    Stuff. Stuff. Stuff.

    No, not just "stuff" with a small "s," but Stuff. Your Stuff. The Stuff that lives on your hard drive, your devices, and on the web. Your Stuff is more than just data. It's your life. The Stuff that connects you with the people you love. The Stuff that puts you on the grid as a contributing member of society. It's who you are Stuff, where you've been and where you're going Stuff.

    For “Stuff Anthem” we took this idea of Stuff and embodied it in a character and follow him through the world as he grows up, adding more stuff to his life and trying to hold onto and keep track of all the stuff he has.

    Visually, we gave the character a cute likeable look and personality and the world around him a handmade ink and watercolor feel. We didn’t want anything to feel overly slick or techy. It’s all imbued with a bit of whimsy and fun. As the spot moves along, the visuals build and get more complex as our main character gets more stuff and tries harder and harder not to lose it. The color palette we used was also very important in the narrative journey. We developed a base palette from the Norton’s brand and this set the tone for beginning and end. However, we wanted the viewer to feel like they went on the journey with Mr. Stuff. When things got tough for him, so did the palette.

    We really wanted the animation and the story to unfold as simplistic as possible. The aim was to create a handcrafted world for a software company. Though the characters are all 3D, our intention for the campaign was to have a traditional 2D feel. In order to achieve this, in the timeline we were given, we relied heavily on new techniques in digital production – all the characters are 3D, the backgrounds are projected in Nuke and AE, and much of the character lighting is done with Nuke’s Relighting tools using Normals passes. At the same time, we used some pretty old school animation techniques, like when the taxi takes off and heads to the town.

    Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Chicago
    Global Creative Director: Mark Tutssel
    Executive Creative Director: Susan Credle
    Creative Directors: Dave Loew, Jon Wyville
    Art Director: Rainer Schmidt
    Copywriter: Tohru Oyasu
    Executive Producer: David Moore
    Producers: Christopher Cochrane, Stephen Clark

    Production Company: Psyop/Smuggler
    Director: Psyop
    Psyop Creative Directors: Fletch Moules, Laurent Ledru
    Psyop Executive Producer: Neysa Horsburgh
    Psyop Producer: Amanda Miller
    Psyop Associate Producer: Hillary Thomas
    Smuggler Executive Producer/Partner: Patrick Milling Smith
    Smuggler Executive Producer/Partner: Brian Carmody
    Smuggler Executive Producer/COO: Lisa Rich
    Smuggler Executive Producers: Allison Kunzman, Laura Thoel

    Models and Textures: Rie Ito, Brianne Meyers, George Longo, Matt Berenty
    Riggers: Sean Kealey, Alon Gibli
    Animation Lead: Dan Vislocky
    Animators: Sam Ortiz, Minor Gaytan, Blake Guest, Kevin Koch, Jacob Frey, Chris Meek
    Designer: Kenesha Sneed
    Lighters: Hao Cui, Sarah Bockett, Stephen Delalla
    2D animators: Taik Lee, Regis Carmago, Shervin Etaat, Jooyong Kim
    Compositing: Fletch Moules, Michael Garrett, Miguel Bautista,
    Flame: Kim Stevenson

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  3. Sheeped Away tells the tale of a farmer who just wants to be with his beloved sheep. When a giant UFO enters his life to claim his sheep, what will he do to keep them safe from harm? And can he do this without waking his monstrous wife?

    The whole point of making “Sheeped Away” was to make a tribute of sorts, to the old American cartoons I grew up with. They were not necessarily made for children but neither were they unwatchable for them. I wanted to make something just like that; something for both adults and kids. And adult kids like me.

    It was a difficult process of 7 long months, but with the help of a lot of awesome talented people, I made it. I can’t thank them enough.

    DELETED SCENES: vimeo.com/29340666

    FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SHEEPEDAWAY
    WWW.IMAJUNATION.COM
    WWW.SHEEPEDAWAY.COM

    A film by:
    JUNAID CHUNDRIGAR

    Colorboards:
    BEN VINKENBURG

    Voices:
    DENNIS IMPINK
    JUNAID CHUNDRIGAR

    Additional color:
    HILDE BUITER
    JESSY JANE SUHARYANTO
    TAMARA JANKE
    THIJS VIEGERS
    TOM MOURIK

    Special effects & compositing:
    ALBERT ‘T HOOFT

    Original score:
    JORIS HERMY

    Sound design:
    ERIK GRIEKSPOOR

    Special Thanks
    AIMÉE DE JONGH
    DAAN CEELIE
    EGBERT DE RUITER
    JELLE BRUNT
    KASPER WERTHER
    PACO VINK
    PATRICK SCHOENMAKER
    PETER WASSINK
    ROELOF VAN DEN BERGH
    STEVEN VAN DER VEER
    WOUTER TULP

    Dedicated in memory of
    TIM CEELIE

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  4. In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!

    NEWS!!!!! Check out my KickStarter project for a complete JQ episode!

    kickstarter.com/projects/1913243956/jonny-quest-episode-in-stop-motion-animation

    Thanks!
    Roger

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  5. I made a little promovideo for 16bit. Sort of an epileptic trip.

    Brand new video for 16bit 'Dinosaurs' released on August 29th on MTA Records.
    Directed & Animated by Kristofer Ström. Colonel Blimp & Blinkink.

    16bit - 'Dinosaurs / Boston Cream'
    MTA008
    29th August 2011

    Become a fan of 16bit: facebook.com/16bitmusic
    Download some wallpapers here: goo.gl/0842j

    # vimeo.com/28006505 Uploaded 208K Plays / / 141 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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