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11-22-2009, 11:37 PM
Hey guys! Very high quality work done. Amazingly interesting - Make of. Must see this movie. :)
11-24-2009, 10:47 AM
This is such an inspirational and beautiful piece of work you have done. Gratz!
11-24-2009, 11:53 AM
hello. i have no words now, every one already said every possible thing i could say, thanks ot for sharing this , this is really inspirational work. Film design is really. specially the character, she is very cute. Its amazing how will power make make you do things that can take you to new heights. once again i have no crits, You are doing awesome job, Thanks for sharing. i am looking forward for this to be a big hit.
11-24-2009, 12:19 PM
awesome job, I cant wait for the short!
11-25-2009, 01:21 PM
I loved the making-off! I can't wait for the short film and It is always nice to see people in love making something so beautiful!!! Please continue!
11-25-2009, 05:58 PM
Unbelievable! How does patience do you have?! More than two years you have devoted to one project. I am sure that during this time you had a lot of new ideas. And you're not distracted! I must take with you an example. :)
11-25-2009, 09:11 PM
very beautiful work! Its amazing that two people with two laptops did such an complex project in their spare time. I just found this thread and read it entirely. I learned so much. Its amazing to read about all the little tricks to get this huge thing done. I would like to hear more about organizing scenes, previsualization, "pipelines", minimize render times... and i cant believe that most of it is done in maya sofware.
What about making a DVD with the film and an in-depth documentation as feature? :) All the crazy CG people would buy it. And there are tons of tutorials but nobody can tell me how to organize a shortfilm.
I can‘t wait for the short!:applause:
Did you use "ncloth" or "cloth" to simulate the girl's skirt it?
12-03-2009, 02:52 PM
Hi Laban Familly !
This post is amazing !
I read, for the first time, a post from the first to the last page !
All is very interesting !
Thanks, realy, to both of you to have shared your BIG adventure with us !
Long Life to MELINE !
A Chaussette's Fan ! (o:
12-04-2009, 06:26 PM
Like the movie! Good work. :)
01-07-2010, 11:18 AM
ssebastienn, I'm from Russia.
Very interesting making of, thanks! :thumbsup:
It's inspired me for my small project :rolleyes:
I have a question.
-How to be long picture rendering.
-How many pass you use in rendering
-Configuration of your computers.
-And as you have organized production,
if it is possible in more details
And as I wish to congratulate you with Christmas ;)
01-08-2010, 03:38 PM
I've been following this thread since the beginning, I love it!
Just seen the making of, it's wonderful.
Can't wait to see it and keep up the good work. Love you guys!
Greetings from Holland!
02-02-2010, 06:52 PM
Nice work. I've only just discovered your project in progress but it's been fascinating catching up on what you've been doing. I'm assuming you're working on it alongside some freelance work or something? I'm curious how you're finding the itme to do it all and how many people you have assisting you.
My project is something I have to juggle in my free time outside of my day job, and it can be tricky finding large chunks of time to focus on really creative tasks. Small portions of time to check in on my team are easier but then I find myself without enough time to actually do some of the fun jobs myself!
Again, commendable work. I'm looking forward to following your progress.
02-04-2010, 08:00 PM
You both have passion for your work .And i real respect that.Sebastien Laban your cinematography is amazing .Virginie Goyons organic modeling top row,environment stunningly beauty full.With all my love and best wishes to u guys.From software end, we guys know every thing ,but only thing we miss is art .You guy have that art in you.once again wish you all the best from me and my small pre-production company (karas.inc)..... www.karas.co.in (http://www.karas.co.in).
02-05-2010, 06:54 AM
hi, finally reached the last page of the tread, and I have to say that have been a great experience, not only because all what I have learned just because you even get married in this time. I don't know if has been inspiring or frustrating to me because I feel lightyears far away of accomplish something of the quality of you work.
I have many, many, many, many, many, many, many cuestions but in this moment I just want to ask: in my college we made an animatic, usually the story board composing in after effect with some basic animation, do you use something like that or just the previz (that how you call it, right?)?
btw, Virginie also should participate in this thread, you are getting all the merits even when you always mention her
thanks for sharing this proyect with all of us, I hope find more people like you in this site and in the world too
03-01-2010, 12:36 AM
fantastic piece of work!!
the quality is leaving me speechless..
i really wanna meet Meline soon! :bounce: :scream:
03-04-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm sure this has been answered, somewhere, but I'm a slow reader and I can't read through all the posts. Is there a release date for us Yanks, i.e. USA?
03-12-2010, 04:59 AM
Hey Everyone! :p
It’s been a while! But don’t you worry, Virginie and I haven’t given up “Meet Meline”!
A lot happened since then, we’ve been quite busy, so we couldn’t focus on updating the blog! We’re sorry! :)
Anyway, today, we received our copy of 3D WORLD Magazine (#126, February 2010). And Yes! “Meet Meline” is featured in it! It’s a 2 pages articles written by Andy Price.
No need to say that we are extremely proud of it! :)
So Thanks Andy and 3D WORLD! :)
I too was very excited to see Meline in 3DWorld! It was like seeing an old friend that has made it to fame:)
Well done and congrats!
03-12-2010, 08:45 AM
Congratulation! :thumbsup: The success is more than deserved! Love your gorgeous character and those dreamy high-key takes!
03-22-2010, 12:02 AM
Any update on a release date ?
03-29-2010, 09:51 PM
Hey Everyone! :o)
MEET MELINE will be online on April 1st 2010 ! :o)
... and that's not even a joke ! :o)
I hope to hear from you all ! :o)
03-29-2010, 10:48 PM
really ? Can't wait!
03-29-2010, 11:03 PM
A huge congrats!
03-30-2010, 02:53 AM
oh my! oh my!!
I can't wait to see your short!!!
i'v been following your work since a while, and I can say that I find it absolutely fantastic!
studying myself in animation and modeling, i need to say that your work is completely inspiring and motivating!
so many thanks for sharing your work and process,
and I'm already telling you a big Bravo! ...for the great work i'm sure you have done!
I can't wait till april 1st!!
:D :D :D
03-30-2010, 07:39 AM
Yaay finally! I really can't wait. Congratulations you guys! You've done some great work, I'm envious.
You just brighten up my day knowing this. ^_^
03-30-2010, 11:07 AM
Great news ssebastienn ! ^^
Once online, I'll tell my student to take a look at it :thumbsup:
Can't wait to see the final result ^^
03-30-2010, 11:39 AM
Well done to both of you!
I have been looking forward to this for a long time. :)
And thanks for all the inspiration in this thread.
03-30-2010, 12:16 PM
MEET MELINE will be online on April 1st 2010 ! :o)Ah! I see what you're doing here!
... and that's not even a joke ! :o)oh ok,my bad.
Then, can't wait to see it
03-30-2010, 12:44 PM
This much very good news :thumbsup:
Ok, it's April 1st! I've been wanting to see this film since the beginning of this thread...
LET'S DO THIS!!
04-01-2010, 07:14 PM
This is it! It’s time to Meet Meline! :o)
After 2 years of work, Virginie GOYONS and Sebastien LABAN are proud to release their 3D Animated Short Film : MEET MELINE!
MEET MELINE - THE SHORT FILM : http://www.vimeo.com/10471831
For you curious people, there is a 12-minutes featurette with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, talks about the story, the characters and the environments, shot breakdowns and much more: the Art of making a short-film!
MEET MELINE – THE MAKING OF : http://www.vimeo.com/7708580
We really hope that you’ll like it! :)
Don't Hesitate to leave a comment and share our experience with your friends! :o)
Thanks ! :o)
Cheers everyone! :o)
Virginie and Sebastien LABAN
Great film! It was worth the wait. I loved it, and I can't wait to show it to my kids.
The quality of the vimeo release isn't the greatest though. Will we be able to get a full resolution high quality version?
04-01-2010, 07:50 PM
thank you both so much for share you work
I almost cry when at last I see the short
04-01-2010, 09:05 PM
Wow, that was amazing! It was well worth the wait :D Fantastic job!!
04-02-2010, 12:06 AM
I have followed this short since the start, what an amazing job. The final film is breathtaking, exquisitely detailed, and absolutely lovely. Congrats on the completion of an amazing project. Very inspirational.
04-02-2010, 02:37 AM
Excellent work both of you, i hear award winner! :applause:
04-02-2010, 07:35 AM
wow super boulot, impressionnant!
I didn't read the whole thread yet (but will do), so this crazy amount of work was done by the 2 of you only?
04-02-2010, 09:18 AM
The animation is just beautiful and so soft, so beautiful colours...
But even better thing to watch is your 'making of' as it actually shows your passion, talent and capabilities.
It's so nice to watch all these different stages of production process, which first look almost like chaotic, and then they all come to one, big, working final product, that looks so amazing!
I really liked it!
04-02-2010, 06:24 PM
Props :applause: to both for an amazing job as well as the sound team too. I still can't believe all this was done on two laptops!
04-02-2010, 11:44 PM
fantastic work !
04-03-2010, 07:14 AM
04-03-2010, 10:01 AM
Felicitations a tous les deux. Le resultat est sublime!!!
Any plans for another project?
04-03-2010, 02:40 PM
I'm amazed! Fantastic job! I saw the making of it is just excellent!
I have a very stupid question. How do you create workflow/progression overview? I mean what program did you use for this?
Thank you. :)
04-03-2010, 03:04 PM
never mind, I just read the previous comments =) Good luck in future work!
04-04-2010, 09:18 AM
Just saw the movie on Vimeo. Extremely cute little girl, well animated! And the house is full of fantastic moody details. Reminded me somewhat on Myazakis Totoro (in feeling) since shes meeting strange creature. Thanks for making it! :)
beautifully done, great work! and nice idea! my only crit' is the girl's face. she could have had a better facial rig and be more expressive, she looks a bit like a doll. the model does 'help' that doll look, but I think the problem is mainly with the rig and facial animation. I love the shaders, especially her skin shader, and, of course, the light is gorgeous :)
04-05-2010, 08:30 AM
Well worth the wait! Thanks so much for sharing your progress with us! It was truly a pleasure to follow Meline and so glad to see the end result.
04-05-2010, 12:20 PM
Must sy, all around top-notch job. The two things that stood out the most to me i think, was the excellent camera movements, and the sound. Both really made the production for me. But everything was definately unbelievable, and you guys did a fantastic award-worthy job.
AniMagic Productions Inc
04-08-2010, 03:44 PM
very inspiring!!! Thank you for sharing this wealth of information and making of. I wish you two the very best.
04-08-2010, 04:32 PM
inspiring indeed, EXCELLENT . All the best you both.
04-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Fantastic work. :) All done at a high level. looked this video 5 times. But little did not have enough time to fully disclose the plot. I have two or three minutes to enjoy this. I wanted that little girl was more outside the home. Bright, beautiful and a lot of greens. Simply - fabulous! Everything else is just a high level. Well done guys. Excellent! :thumbsup:
Great show guys - well worth the wait!
04-16-2010, 02:27 AM
Excellent short film. The sights, the sounds and everything was just awesome!! Just out of curiosity, what are the specs of the laptops you two used to make this film? I was a bit surprised when I was watching the "making of" video and seen that laptops were used.
04-21-2010, 05:01 PM
Hi guys,cool work ( again..);).... but have a confusion on her age..face looks too matured..,but her movements are like of a 5-7 yr old....anyways,its great man...
Very nice, Big respect! I love the color theme and that glow feeling, just very appealing for the eye. what i really loved was the camera movements. I love the shot where the camera shoots her between those chains, she disappears but the camera is still following here. great. That part didn't felt CG at all.
04-23-2010, 05:57 PM
Amazing work, Sebastien and Virginie! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment the film! Congratulations, and wish you all the best!
04-23-2010, 07:55 PM
Thank you for sharing so much. This is definitely the place where it's appreciated! I wish you guys the best.
04-24-2010, 07:00 AM
character is so cute........hats off :buttrock:
04-25-2010, 10:52 PM
PIXAR could take a lesson from this short film. This is breath taking, the best CG I've seen in my lifetime. Incredible work.
04-26-2010, 05:44 PM
Your movie was great (to watch) - fantastic job on the mood, camera work, creating feelings... congratulations! :)
04-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Pure happiness in this project. Rare to find it now days. Congrats you on it !
04-29-2010, 03:38 PM
:drool: Stunning, your work is amazing CONGRATs, the only thing i didn't like about your work is the story (this is my opinion) it could be masterpiece, a high level work that most artists are dreaming to do like. if the story was better than that.
good luck, looking forward to watching your next film.:cool:
Congrats to you on doing something so innocent in a world of dark art, this is sheer beauty and joy!!
05-06-2010, 02:28 AM
great work! did you encounter flicker issue using final gather?
05-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Good luck looking forward to watching your next film.
05-07-2010, 07:35 PM
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