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.

June 8, 2016

"Pray" - Bebe Rexha

Here's a new animation I made of... Bebe Rexha.
Sometimes, you have to find some motivation, and I love this artist so...
I had the chance to discover her as I was attending Nick Jonas' show in Downtown Disney, Orlando.
And she was a special guest. She did so good I put her songs on replay right away, and for weeks.
If you don't know her yet, you're missing something. Haha

May 25, 2016

Character Design - Faces

As I am currently working on a new 2D animation and cannot post anything about it for the moment, here are some faces researches I made.
Some were inspired by people I know, others by people I saw.
Looks like I miss my Walt Disney World job, right?

May 19, 2016

NAM - Preview 1

Remember the cat model sheet?
Well here's a little preview of NAM, one of my new projects.
It's a 2D animation. Takes time but I love doing it.

May 15, 2016

Toothless everywhere!

You guys know how much I love How To Train Your Dragon, well my friends and family do too.
Those are gifts that never leave me when I work.
Oh and yes, you'll remember the background (I'm proud of it Haha)
Can't wait for the third movie in 2018. *crossing fingers*

May 12, 2016

NAM - Model Sheet

Here's a model sheet for "Nam", a new 2D Animation project of mine. It's going to be a short movie, a tribute to my princess, my love, who died about a month ago. 

A preview will be available pretty soon.

May 8, 2016

I'm back!

Hello everyone!
Guess who's back (for good this time)?
After a whole year in the USA, I started working hard again on my animations. I'll be posting often and keeping you informed about what's going on. Starting with... the update of the design of my website 
Thank you guys for the support (+100 new people on here in a year), I'm here to stay! 
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