now this is the kind of thing that makes me want to be French (there i said it)...they're just so fucking good!
this little shortie was created by five french students from
the animation school known as the Gobelins. after
reading up on it and checking out all of the "making of"
treats on the website (http://www.le-building.com/index.htm#)
it's quite incredible how just five dudes have managed just
so much in only the space of four and a half months,
including all the storyboards, screenplay, designs etc. one word
in my eyes...WOWZA! the reason for it's creation was to
open the event of the Annecy 2005 international animation
festival. the wonder of it is they combined the use of
traditional two-dimensional animation along with Flash
and also Maya...i presume.
this beautiful tale was made by Adrien Toupet, Clement
Delatre and Looky, directed at Georges Melies School.
as far as i can tell, they have only used Maya for each
characters movement, the backgrounds may have been
hand-drawn but i think have had a digital finish to mix
with the rest of the animation.
this is an epic story directed by Cedric Babouche.
i find this to be just one of a kind, it just holds magic
in it's grasp. unfortunately i wasn't able to discover
anything around the creation of this animation...it is
simply born to exist!