Thursday, October 29, 2009

Circuit Paris

(Slightly cut off - click through to play proper ratio)

In keeping with the trend, I realized I hadn't uploaded my film that I completed in my final year at Sheridan College, so here it is. Roughly about 4 months doing storyboards, a month doing layout, design and art direction/color styling and 3 months animating. The voices were done by Vadim as the cab driver, and Matt as the Old Woman. I've posted some process work in the past from it, which you can check out here about halfway down the page to the bottom. It was an enormous education (there are a ton of things I'd do differently) and an amazing experience - one I ended up wishing we'd had more of a chance to do during our time at school and I can't wait to make another.
100% Hand drawn - colored in Photoshop and composited in After Effects and Premiere.
Also, My buddies Vlad and Matt just uploaded their kickass films, so I'd definitely recommend watching theirs as well and checking out their awesome blogs. Also, Matt's been posting some pretty hilarious comics of him and myself - we're working on a little project together that's brought out some...material.

And here's a couple of quick little sketches:

Comments and crits appreciated! Til next time.


Bec said...

Loved the film! Fantastic colours & characters. Animation was really enjoyable to watch, especially the mime. Also loved the awkward slow movement as the lady opens the car door. May I ask, was this drawn digitally?

Vadim said...


Matthew Kalinauskas said...

nice life drawings

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Leo Matsuda said...

awesome man!!! very cool short film.

Steve said...

the short film was great. i like the style.

Aurian said...

Cool stuff! I'm really digging the staging on your sketch with the lady coming up the escalator. Funny! Keep it up.

saindonienne said...

Wait. You hadn't uploaded it? I can't remember - had you actually sent it to me then? Anyway. Still as awesome - though I doN,t remember the MarioKart sound effect at the traffic light. That made me laugh some more.


I'm always in love with the fluidity of your life drawings.