Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A little Filmage

EEerk...break in the regular scrap-posting...My fave short films from the World Animation Day Weekend:

(Thought I'd link em up for you, in case you wanna check out the filmmakers or whatnot, also posted pics, cuz they are so visually awesome and inspiring...and also, wanted to find links before i forgot which films I liked altogether...lol)

"Square Roots" from the NFB's Hot House 3, by Patrick Doyon..it was just darn cute

"Sleeping Betty" by Claude Cloutier, also an NFB film...totally drawn in India ink, it was super-funny...funny story, funny animation...insanely awesome poses and character style...=)

"The White Wolf" by Perre-Luc Granjon from Sacrebleu Productions..this one looked like pencil crayon drawings, and it was animated stop-motion with paper cut-outs...gorgeous! Cool story, too...

"The Squirrel Next Door" by Carla Coma, NFB's HotHouse 4 ....this girl used an actual (dead) taxidermied (is that a word?) squirrel and tarantula..so it was a little creepy, but funny...

...and my most favoritest film of all time, ever...soooo so happy I got to see it twice...=).....(like seriously, it's right up there with "Nightmare Before Christmas" in my fave animation category)

"Madame Tutli-Putli" by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski....and the NFB




I can't even begin to explain how visually stunning this one is....they made puppets, you can see all the texture of them, which I love...and the shot live action and puppet versions of the scenes, and then composited the live action eyes into the puppet...wow...just, wow...I'ma go watch whatever making of stuff is on the site, cuz I just love it..and have mucho crazy respect and admiration for these filmmakers!! (sigh) You should definatley check out the trailer for some inspo if you're stuck for it today!

I'm also dying to see Persepolis.....a new 2D feature..heard it's awesome and captivating...

Hope you were inspired a little by the eye candy, at least..he he...=) I (heart) animation...

As for my film, alas, I didn't win anything in the festival...but I'm so happy and still surprised that it got into a festival and was nominated...=) yay! And some of the winners came from the school I went to, so that's cool!

Have no work to do at work today yet...and the coffee machine is busted so I have a headache from coffee neglect...also have lots to do when I get home cuz some deadlines are looming and I want to stop-motion animate some paper cut-outs right now...he he...have to send off a package to Papercrafts (yay!)...make three pages...hang with my Z....we started watching "Planet Earth" documentaries last night and they just rock...totally so surprised at all the little animal facts I'm learning...he he...And the Hills...oh my word...I hate Spencer..and also Lisa Love..don't like her at all...and totally thought Whitney bombeed the presentation, but was relieved when they thought she did okay...=) yay! Happy day, all!! thanks for the sweet comments..you girls rock!

5 comments:

Mom said...

Have a great day girlie!!! Even if it is slow today.

tracyg said...

wow that is really pretty...I love the colors and the puppet.

Holly said...

Okay, that Madame Tutli Putli...freakin' awesome! I watched the trailer for it, and it's just amazing! I love film festivals (especially animation), and I really miss the one they have in Seattle. I think there's one here in Alaska, but I've never been. Maybe I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing. :0)

Valley Girl said...

You get a headache from not drinking coffee, too? I thought it was just me!

Michelle said...

Thanks for all of those fun answers. I haven't seen any crystal stuff before. I'm going to be lazy and try the Ranger stuff maybe... I heart animation too (as you'd assume). Looks like those were great! Sorry you didn't have anything to do at work. Hope things are looking better.