April 2, 2017

"NAM" short movie

Hello everyone!
I'm back to finally post what you've been waiting for ages (about a year now) :
My short movie "NAM" !!!
Why now?
Because a year ago today, my beloved cat left this world for a better one, and I just had to post it today as a tribute to her. 
I truly miss her every single day and this video was not easy to make (as you can tell while watching it). But this is a part of me that'll never leave, and I don't want it to.
I hope you enjoyed what I made with all of my heart.

To my beloved "NAM"...

February 26, 2017

Stars watcher

Have you ever seen a satellite?

I was in Death Valley when I first saw one, in December 2015. We stopped the car in the middle of nowhere and my friend taught me how to catch one.
"Just look up at the stars. If one's moving, it's a satellite."
I was so delighted by this discovery, I started searching for satellites everywhere I went. And I still do.
It's easier now that I have a skylight in my new room. I can contemplate the universe from my bed.
(I can't wait for spring to clear up the sky!)

It's one of those life's pleasures...

February 19, 2017

NAM - still

Yes, "NAM" is still on the making. Almost done when it comes to the rough animation part. 
I just can't wait to share the final result with you all.
But for now, I'm putting all my heart in that project, my dear Nam deserves it...

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lonely hearts out here. And if your heart beats for someone, don’t be ashamed of it like my Doll seems to be, even though you know it’s not the right person. Love is pure and that someone should be grateful for you.

February 9, 2017

Winter's beauty

Oh winter, I haven't seen you for two years. How I missed you.
This might sound crazy but Florida's weather is too crazy for me. Too hot, too humid... 
Anyway! Here's what I could find on my car windows before leaving for work. 

How cool is that?! Isn't it beautiful?
Makes me wanna explore nature even more.
Well... Not sure my Doll agrees with me...

February 5, 2017

We're back!

Hello everyone,

I'm... hum... Jessy sent me because... Well, let's be honest, she's a chicken...
HEY ! Just follow the script okay ? I don't want the world to have a bad image of me.
(sigh) Alright. So ! Listen guys, I have some fantastic news for you ! Jessy's coming back. After a while, that's a fact. A long loooooong...
Anyway, she's been through a lot those past months. You're right, that's not a reason to cowardly abandon her followers and admirers...
(She loves me, she won't hurt me) … but ! Here I am, proudly annoucing her comeback. She's currently learning a lot and working on many stuff, including something you've probably been impatiently waiting for : "NAM", the 2D short movie we already have three previews of. She'll also be truer to herself (finally), sharing more personal stuff staring... Me !
Okay, stop ! You're not helping at all.
Hey, I know you like the back of my hand. You know I am helping, and I will do a perfect job in your drawings to let people know more about you. And I know you can't replace me, because you love me more than anyone else.
You're so modest...
I'm so right ! Alright guys, please, stay tuned. More content coming soon. Bye !

September 13, 2016

3D Showreel 2016

Hey guys!
I'm sorry for not posting a lot lately, but I got a lot going on and a lot to deal with.
I'm not coming back with nothing as I can finally share my 3D showreel with you all!
I'm so glad this one's done, I'm now able to apply for animation jobs. How exciting is it?!
Hope you enjoy this one!

July 16, 2016

NAM - preview 3

Here's another shot from "NAM".
I feel like I'm bringing my princess back to life doing this.
I miss her more than words could tell, but she's still with me somehow and inspires me everyday.

July 2, 2016

NAM - Preview 2

The second shot for "NAM" is finally done! It's a long one, but I thought it would take much longer.
Probably because I stopped animating on Photoshop and started using TVPaint.
(Don't judge me, please)
Hope you like it!

June 19, 2016

13.18-06-2016 - Annecy

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival can be considered as something new to me as two years ago, I only went to the MIFA (International Animated Film Market), because of a strike. Yeah... France. But this year, strike or not, I planned everything to make the most of it. It's with my suitcase and my accreditation receipt that I leave Lyon for Annecy. Canceled train, crowded bus, unannounced track... You better want it ! But I'm delighted to get there, with an old friend. We're warmly welcomed by a professionnal animator, nothing less ! We're given our own room and a brasilian director as a flatmate.

Adventure begins on Tuesday 14. We live thirty minutes away from Bonlieu, center of the festival. A cute promenade covered by numerous trees, by the river, leads us there to pick our graal up, the fuschia card that says we're now « professionals ». Don't let this get to your head !

We go to many movie screenings, entertaining for some like « Capture The Flag », pretty weird for others, like « Psychonautas ». Still they're all more or less enjoyable. But I'm not captivated by the short films in competition or the graduation movies. And it looks like i'm not the only one.
Ad agencies presentations has a real impact on me, especially an American one, which team looks really fun, creative and passionnate. If only I could join such a team someday...

We keep our goal in sight : learn and make contacts. We head to Caribara studio, where a recruiter watches our showreels, gives us some advice and offers us to call him in September, when new projects start. Then, we try the MIFA. We're not accredited for it, so we're stuck in the first room. But I'm surprised to see Disney's here. I can't erase the smile on my face, and I immediately go and talk to a nice representative who tells me to come back later for a conference. I obviously do, after having an interview witha Mac Guff animator, who gives me great advice on what to show and do, before handing me a business card.

The conference is about Timing. And I wonder what my four years of studies were for if no one could explain this basic principle as simply and effectively as this animator. Everything's finally clear. And all I want now is to go back home and work on my animations, without wasting a second.

We're told by a common friend that this year, it's useless to pay 300€ for the entire MIFA as studios don't recruit but search for producers and fundings. Good to know ! We don't miss a thing spending our last day eating an artisanal ice cream, getting a tan by the lake, contemplating the Yosemite look-alike mountains and attending a screening of « Zootopia ». I can't help by analyse every single movement of the characters. Life is good when you're passionate !

One last word ? Never give up ! Sometimes you might convince yourself that you're not good enough and that you'll never reach your dreams. You're wrong ! You'll get there, as long as you're a hard worker.