To commemorate the First Word War Centenary and the opening of the new gallery at the Imperial War Museum in London, Aardman created a 1:30 mins film, directed by Darren Dubicki.
The aim of this movie was to recreate a painting-feel animation, with English war painters and their muted color palet -like Paul Nash- as main inspiration.
Here are some color keys and background paintings I've done for this project, which has been nominated to the Annie Awards this year, for Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial.
You can watch the film here
Last year I was quite busy working on the development of the Popeye feature at Sony Picture Animation, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and Scott Wills as the production designer. For a bit more than a year I had the opportunity - and a lot of fun- to do concept artworks and colour keys on the project, until it got on hold last December. At that time the movie was fully story-boarded and incredibly promising.
Here is the CG animation test that has just been released, based on a sequence that I colour-keyed:
In the video presentation, some of the images I've done can be seen on the walls of the studio:
Fingers crossed the project will go back in pre-production soon!
I've no idea why I haven't posted it before, but here is my Yeti contribution for the collective exhibition "Merveilleux", tales and legends, at the Parisian gallery Arludik, which took place last year :
After the "Gruffalo's Child", here is my contribution for the half hour film "Room On The Broom".
As the previous one, working on this project has been a great experience, and I wish the best to Jan Lachauer and Max Lang for their deserved Oscar nomination!
During these last few years, in my free time, I'm working on a short film "Batz" with my friend Max Maleo (we've already worked together on "Burning Safari").The original idea is from him, he made the story board, the 3D layout and now a good part of the animation. For my part, I've done the characters design, backgrounds design, and the art direction of the movie.The project is now in production, so I take the opportunity to post a few first images:
After The Gruffalo, Magic Light Pictures and Studio Soi produced a new half-hour christmas special, based on the book The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
I had the chance to make the color-keys of this movie, co-directed by Uwe Heidschötter and Johannes Weiland. If you live in Britain, you can watch the film on BBC 1 on Christmas Day, 6:30pm.
Il a quelques temps de cela j'ai participé en tant que Lead color key artist/ Designer couleurs et lumière au long métrage "Un Monstre A Paris", réalisé par Bibo Bergeron.
Voici quelques une des images/color-keys que j'ai fait pour le film (excepté les séquence de fin bien sur...) :
Some time ago I've worked asLead color key artist on the feature film "A Monster in Paris", directed by Bibo Bergeron.
Here are some color-concepts and color-keys I've made for the film (of course I didn't put anything from the last sequences...) :