10/4/11

Pablo Navarro - Venus and the Sun rough animation in TVPaint

Rough animation by Pablo Navarro from the short film "Venus and the Sun". Animated boar creature combined with live action.

Animation drawn with Wacom Cintiq 21ux tablet in the paperless animation application TVPaint Animation 9.5.

Go to Pablo Navarro's blog http://pablonavarro.wordpress.com to see his WIP rough tests with tie-downs.


To download higher quality .mp4 file of this animation click HERE .

7/20/11

"Jazzed" a film by Anton Setola

As seen on Cartoon Brew :

Bold colors and playful visual rhythms merge in Anton Setola’s Jazzed, a film animated in TVP Animation. Finished in 2008, Jazzed had a long festival run and was posted on-line yesterday by the filmmaker.






More info on Anton's blog: http://antonsetola.blogspot.com/

Here is an interview with Anton Setola about the making-of "Jazzed" -


Jazzed de Anton Setola by asblCinergie

Gobelins grad films 2011 - made using TVP Animation

As seen on the TVP Animation User Forum , here's another crop of grad films from Gobelins , made using TVP Animation.

Google for the blogs of the individual students who worked on these films; some beautiful and inspiring work on their blogs.

(do yourself a favor and switch these to HD mode and watch full screen)

À Travers la Brume
(Through the Fog)
Two brothers are hunting a legendary creature. As they hunt, the fog separates them...









A film by Théo BOUBOUNELLE, Violaine BRIAT, Marie-Clémence GAUTHIER, Clément GIRARD, Aude GUIBOURT, Clara VOISIN, Maïté XIA

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Les Chiens Isolés
(Lonely Dogs)

On an oil platform, a story of friendship between two workers is compromised by the insanity paranoiac of one of them.









A film by Rémi BASTIE, Nicolas DEGHANI, Jonathan DJOB-NKONDO, Paul LACOLLEY, Nicolas PEGON, Jérémy PIRES, Kevin MANACH

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Who's Afraid of Mr.Greedy ?

A blind man comes to get back his identity, stolen by an ogre while he was a child.









A film by Simon BOUCACHARD, Jean-Baptiste CUMONT, Sylvain FABRE, Guillaume FESQUET, Adeline GRANGE, Maxime MARY, Julien ROSSIRE

http://whosafraidofmrgreedy.blogspot.com/


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FUR

Banned from his town because of his animality, a wolf man decides to make this segregation come to an end.









A film by François BARREAU, Marion DELANNOY, Claire FAUVEL, Rachid GUENDOUZE, Vincent NGHIEM, Benoit TRANCHET

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Eleanor

For Eleanor, the joy of living among other people is out of reach because of her extreme introversion, she shuts herself away in a depressive routine, with her cat as her only support, until the latter, hopeless for her, decides to leave home...









A film by Chloé BURY .


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4/28/11

"Rain Town" by Hiroyasu Inshida

"Rain Town" by Hiroyasu Inshida

(if you click through to the YouTube page I suggest switching it to 720p HD mode for better image quality)



The opening titles say:

"In this town, since who knows when, rain has never stopped.
Residents moved out to suburbs and high ground around
"rain town."
People's memories are now deeply submerged.
But into this forgotten rainy town
sometimes, someone wanders."

Graduation film by Hiroyasu Inshida
made at Kyoto Seika University.





Alf Prøysens Barnesanger by Sandes Media

Saw this on CartoonBrew today:

And also on the TVP Animation Community Forum , where they report that the animation and coloring was done with TVP Animation:

So the animation is actually hand-drawn, but paperless , drawn in TVP Animation using Wacom tablets. BG's were painted in Photoshop. (although they could have used TVP Animation to paint the fully-rendered BG's as well)

The director , Hans Jørgen Sandnes , writes:
Quote:
"...based on the songs of famed Norwegian singer/songwriter Alf Prøysen (1914 – 1970). The series is hand-drawn, made in-house by me and my five collegues. The episodes are short “music-videos” following Prøysens original recordings. We’re very passionate about our work, trying to master the medium of traditional 2D animation.”
Trailer for the television series:




Line test of a scene animated paperlessly in TVP Animation:




Making-of progression video showing line test to final color:


It's interesting that for publicity purposes in the making-of video (above) they have taken steps to disguise the digital origins of the drawings by adding some fake "flipping paper" effects to the animation.

I think I understand why this is done for the general public consumption: the minute you tell non-animation people "we used a digital program to do the animation" many people have this crazy idea stuck in their head : "ah-ha, the computer does it all" , as if the someone simply types in a command and pushes a button , then the computer program animates the scene. Whereas people still understand that if something is hand-drawn an artist is responsible for creating it.

It is difficult for many people to grasp the idea that there can be hand-drawn animation made on a computer , which is virtually the same process as hand-drawn animation on paper, except the lines are drawn directly into a program like TVP Animation using a wacom tablet, instead of drawn on paper and scanned/photographed.




Hand-drawn , in TVP Animation.

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Some additional comments from the director/lead animator, Hans Jorgen Sandes, were posted on the TVP Animation Community User Forum:

http://www.tvpaint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4750

Quote:
I'm so glad you're using this on the TVPaint page. Because, it's ALL sketched, animated and coloured in TVPaint. The backgrounds are PhotoShop, and the composite is in AppleMotion. We're working on the subject of painting the backgrounds in TVP as well. The composite is very minimal, and AppleMotion works great with FinalCut.

http://barnas-ark.blogspot.com/2010/08/hos-oss.html

Since others are so interested in our process, I will make a post on how we're working. I'll also include how the animation is actually done in the TVP software. I'll post it on your forum and my blog.

Anyway, feel free to share this information : ) Looking forward to hear from you again!

All the best,

Hans
As promised the lead animator/ director of this piece, Hans J. Sandnes has provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their work process using TVP Animation at his studio Sandnes Media.
He writes:

"We're a small team: an animator, an inbetweener, a background-artist, a compositor , and a producer. Using TVPaint means we're still making hundreds of unique drawings. We're sketching, erasing and re-doing drawings. But we don't have to spend time on scanning the drawings, numbering them, line-testing them and archiving them. In a way, TVPaint helps us doing what we like. And takes away the unnecessary steps.

Here's an in-depth look at how we do i
t. " :


3/5/11

"Song of the Sea" teaser - Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore, the director of the recently released "The Secret of Kells" , is at work on a new film called "Song of the Sea" .

On his production blog Tomm Moore mentioned that they are using TVP Animation to animate the film paperlessly.

Here's the first teaser trailer:

Song Of The Sea - Conceptual Trailer from Cartoon Saloon on Vimeo.

This is a Cartoon Saloon production.

Music by kíla.

3/4/11

LE PHARE (THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER) - Gobelins student film



LE PHARE (THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER), animated film made by David FRANCOIS, Rony HOTIN, Jérémie MOREAU, Baptiste ROGRON, Gaëlle THIERRY, Maïlys VALLADE in 2009 at GOBELINS- l'école de l'image . TVP Animation was used to make this film. (some 3D objects in the film created using Maya).