The icehouse


A short film by Simon Mesnard (2008, 2010)
Personal project
Music & SFX by Stelian Derenne (

This is a video I made in 2008, and updated in 2011 with a new direction and a great music by Stelian.
I first imagined it as a "2.5D" animation, so most of the work was the photoshop illustration of the environnements, which were camera mapped in 3dsmax then.

"In a giant and beautiful forest, the night has come. Nature is protected by strange fireflies that have the power to merge and take the appearence and strength of another animal. Suddenly a big danger falls from the sky, and threatens all the ecosystem, bringing fire and desolation..."


Un court-metrage de Simon Mesnard (2008, 2010)
Projet personnel
Musique & SFX par Stelian Derenne (

Ceci est une video que j'ai faite en 2008, et modifiee en 2011 avec une nouvelle orientation et un superbe travail sur la musique de la part de Stelian.
J'avais pour but de faire une animation en "2.5D", si bien que le plus gros du travail a ete d'illustrer les environnements dans photoshop, puis de les camera-mapper (= "projeter") dans 3dsmax.

"Dans une grande et belle foret, la nuit est venue. La nature y est protegee par d'etranges lucioles ayant le pouvoir de fusionner pour prendre l'apparence et la force d'un autre animal. Soudain, un grand danger tombé du ciel menace tout l'ecosysteme, apportant le feu et la desolation..."

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