blatant dandyism

Sep 19

FILM_FX L3.0 (2014) from ISART DIGITAL on Vimeo.

Film réalisé par des étudiants.

Léo, robot de compagnie Hi-Tech, erre seul à Paris suite à la mystérieuse disparition de toute espèce vivante. Il passe ses journées à essayer de se distraire mais en vain. Jusqu’au jour où il fait la rencontre d’un nouvel être vivant…

Effets Spéciaux 3D : A. Decelle, C. Declercq, V. Defour, P. Jury
Music & Sound Design : V. Battaglia, N. De Ferran, R. Haentjens, M. Ferrieu

Sep 9
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Sep 8
Port Washington. #businessintensifies

Port Washington. #businessintensifies

Sep 5

ydde who

Been doing a lot since I last posted. Things have changed in a big way. A very very good way though.

Anyrate, I tried to write a novel almost two weeks ago. Got a thousand words in and realised it wasn’t what it was meant to be or what I wanted it to be. I was relying too much on my familiar tricks: lots of narrators, lots of shits, weird structure, obfuscation. So I shelved it and tried to write…

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Sep 1
Chelsea doing whatever she does.

Chelsea doing whatever she does.

Ghandi Mahal

Ghandi Mahal

Aug 23

Origami from david pavon on Vimeo.

Once upon a time there was a paper boat, who lived in an abandoned toy store, that embarks on the journey of his life.

Origami is the first animated short film directed by David Pavon, character designer and visual development artist. This short film was the graduation film, and it is being selected in more than 90 film festivals around the world.

Artwork and more information here:

Some Selections:
2014 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (San Diego - USA)
51st Gijon International Film Festival (Gijon – Spain)
29th Cartoon Club Festival Internazionale del Cinema D’Animazione e Del Fumetto (Rimini – Italy)
28th Mar del Plata International Film Fest (Mar del Plata – Argentina)
13th International Student Film Festival Písek 2013 (Pisek - Czech Republic)
XX FIJR International Short Film Fest Granada (Granada – Spain) - WINNER BEST SHORT FILM
3th Edition Mia Animation Conference & Festival (Miami – USA)
BAF 2013 – Bradford Animation Festival (Bardford – United Kingdom)
SCHLINGEL – the 18th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience (Chemnitz – Germany)
10th European Animated Festival BALKANIMA 2013 (Belgrade – Serbia)
17 Festivale International Du Film Pour Enfants Du Montreal (Montreal – Canada)
PISAF 2013 – The 15th Puchon International Student Animation Festival (Puchon – South Korea)
15th Edition Animated Exeter (Exeter – UK)
MONSTRA - 13rd Lisbon Animated Film Festival (Lisbon – Portugal)
61th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (Belgrade - Serbia)
54º Festival Internacional de Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena de Indias - Colombia)
32nd Festival International de Cinema Ciné-Jeune de L’Aisne (Saint Quentin – France)
Future Film Festival 2014 (Bologna – Italy)
54th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin Film Festival (Zlin – Czech Republic)

Direction, screenplay: David Pavón
Animation: David Pavón, Nacho Subirats, Rodrigo Yborra y Tatiana Alonso.
Backgrounds: David Pavón
Colour: David Pavón, Óscar Catalán
Executive Producer: Emilio de la Rosa, Óscar Catalán, Frank Morales
Editing and Composition: Óscar Catalán, David Pavón, Frank Morales, Emilio de la Rosa
Music: Band À Part
Sound: Raúl Huelves

Aug 15

This Way Up from Nexus on Vimeo.

Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.

This Oscar Nominated short is directed by Smith & Foulkes and written by Foulkes, Smith, and Christopher O’Reilly, and produced at Nexus by Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly, the film follows two dour unfortunates as they battle a series of misadventures while trying to deliver a coffin to the graveyard.

The animated caper is a series of emotional and literal pitfalls for the pall-bearing team, as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale culminating in the pair joining the old lady in a trip through the underworld.

‘This Way Up’, was nominated for an Oscar® for best animated short at the 81st annual Academy Awards.

Before its Oscar win, “This Way Up” won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, including an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, the Public Prize for Best Short Film at the 2008 Ottawa Animation Festival, the Audience Award for Animated Short at both the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Mundos Digitales in Spain.

Full Credits Below:

Directed by Smith & Foulkes
Written by Smith & Foulkes and Christopher O’Reilly
Produced by Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly
Co-producer Christine Ponzevera

Production Company Nexus Productions Ltd

3D Animatic and Layout Nicolas Domerego (Supervisor)
Ben Cowell
Simon Landrein
Stuart Doig
Antoine Bourruel

3D Modelling & Texturing Darren Price (Supervisor)
Michael Greenwood
Vincent Fiere
Ben Bigiel
Alison Bond
Nicolas Domerego
Simon Landrein
Kuba Gryglicki
Benjamin Devaux
Guillaume Julien

Character Set-up and Rigging Luis San Juan Pallares (Supervisor)
Miguel Garcia Lluch
Michael Greenwood
Rudi Hammad

Background Digital Painting Adam Willis (Supervisor)
Florian Mounié
Justin Atkinson

Pipeline TD Luis San Juan Pallares

Storyboard artist James Husbands

Technical Director Mark Davies

CG Animators Reece Millidge
Stuart Doig
Steve Brown
Antoine Bourruel
Mélanie Climent
James Wilson
Mark Davies
Roly Edwards
Dominic Griffiths
Boris Lowinger

Lighting and Rendering Nicolas Domerego
Simon Landrein
Maelys Faget
Florian Mounié
Jerome Haupert
Ludovik Boden
Guillaume Cassuto
Darren Rolmanis

Visual Effects and Compositing Fletcher Moules (Supervisor)
Sheldon Gardner
Jerome Haupert
Dylan White
Navid Bagherzadeh
Clayton McDermott
Kwok Fung Lam

Cloth simulations Lora Jensen

Render assistant Jens Blank

Sound designer Andre Jacquemin
at Redwood Studios

Re-recording Mixer Craig Irving
at Twickenham Film Studios

Voice over artists Marc Silk (Son, Granny, Red demon)
Chris Grant (Dad)

Original music by John Greswell and Christopher Taylor
for MPM London

Arrangement by Andy Mellon

Music Consultant Jonny Trunk

Existing music Song ‘Happy Weekend’
Sung by Ray Merrell
Composed and written by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd
Published by JHP & Mood Media

Head of Productions Julia Parfitt

Studio Manager Theano Kazagli

Production Manager Jo Bierton

Head of 3D Ben Cowell

Nexus Productions support Denise Abraham
Matt Archibold
Tim Dillon
Ben Hunt
Ian Mansel-Thomas
Thana Shanmugam
Matt Shepherd
Alice Wigley

Special thanks to Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Rebecca Moline,
Nicolas Schmerkin

A Nexus Productions

Made with the support of BBC Films, BBC Comedy & BBC Film Network

for BBC Film Network
Executive Producers Claire Cook and Gerard O’Malley

Creative Head, BBC Comedy Kenton Allen

for BBC Films
Executive Producer Beth Richards
Production Executive Matthew Vizard

with the support of The Animation Show

Co-production : Arcadi
(Action régionale pour la création artistique et la diffusion en Ile de France)

why we die is none of your business

why we die is none of your business

I love Robin Williams. Along with many others, I’ll miss him. He was a big part of my childhood and I truly loved his movies, from the insanely silly, to the tragic. He was just great, especially at his most chaotic or reserved.

But this post is only a little bit about him. Probably this will read very oddly to a lot of people. But this post is about dying. Mostly, it’s about suicide, which is…

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