ANNECY: I’m Back!

I’m back from a magnificent week, wanting to let you know that I’ll try to Split this experience into a couple of posts to come.

It was a really nice experience, probably the best so far for me.

I’m also very excited to tell you that I had the chance to Interview the wonderful Glen Keane, I’ll post that soon, so stay tuned.

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In the mean time, enjoy this magnificent intro short made by students from Gobelins school for the festival, there are more, but this is totally my favourite, you can find the others in their Vimeo or in Catsuka

Agent 327 – Feature Film Teaser.

–  For all of you who follow blender, this is probably old news, in any case, I couldn’t leave it behind  –

About 3 weeks ago the Teaser for the Feature Film of the agent 327 was released through vimeo, youtube and facebook, many big animation news sites have featured it already because of how good it is.

Agent 327 is a James Bond/Maxwell Smart-like Dutch secret agent who fights for “Righteousness and World Peace”;  Often partnered with Olga Lawina (an agent of the Swiss Secret Service), his adventures take him around Europe and the rest of the world as he battles numerous villains, both fictional and parodies of real people.

The whole idea of this teaser is to show the power of blender and the artistic quality that the team of the newly branded Blender Animation Studio can achieve and that way be able to find funding partners to produce a whole feature film based entirely in the power of Blender also aiding it’s further development.

As a member of the “Blender Cloud”  (platform that they have for showcasing materials, tutorials, assets, etc) it was really nice to be able to follow most of the process, from early storyboards, to final renders, and finish up seeing such a powerful and compelling result like this.

I not only encourage you to check out the teaser right here, but also to join the Blender Cloud platform and support further development of this great tool and also all the great films they’re making.

Dante’s Lunch

I know i’m a bit late to the party, but at least I’m here.:

Dante’s Lunch is a little promo short for Pixar’s Coco, that portrays a stray dog that found his Lunch and chases it around town, funky and beautifully animated this 2 minute pieces probably has nothing to do with the movie itself, but sort of introduces us to the setting and environments we’ll see in the movie, which is gorgeous.

Merlot

I last year in Annecy I was lucky to meet a bunch of great people and today I want to feature one Giulia Martinelli, an italian animator who along Marta Gennari created a beautiful and funny animated film called Merlot.

You can watch the trailer here, and follow them on facebook aswel as they are on festival round!, if you find a festival near you where it is playing be sure to check it out!.

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Trailer Premiere for “Here’s the Plan”

This is a special moment, “Here is the Plan” premiered it’s trailer online.

Fernanda Frick’s most recent film, a film about a young couple, struggling to reconcile their dreams of opening a bakery together with the harsh realities of workplace pressure and financial constraints. (quoted from cartoon brew)

Check out the trailer, and below the link to the entire interview from cartoon brew on this  amazing short film.

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