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djullz
10-07-2007, 11:54 AM
Hi everyone,

I just graduated from Supinfocom, and made a short film with a classmate called Switch. You may see it there : www.switch-lefilm.com (http://www.switch-lefilm.com)

Here a picture from the film...
http://www.switch-lefilm.com/medias/switch_picture_14_medium.jpg

I tried to put a high res given your feedback on Doggy Bag ;), but I didn't wanted to make you wait to much to load it so it's highly compressed...

The film festivals are just starting for us now, and I attended the China International Cartoon and Digital Animation Film Festival in Changzhou, near Shanghai. It was great, with many people worldwide. I took a few pictures from there (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanjulien/sets/72157602226836008/show/).

I'm now in Vancouver Film School as an exchange student to make another short...

Your feedback and comments are eagerly awaited !

droidoz
10-07-2007, 04:53 PM
Awesome.. no other words!

OJK
10-07-2007, 09:36 PM
Visually very nice and a clever concept!

Steelhelmet
10-07-2007, 11:57 PM
Love it. I don't got the whole plot, but i love, love, love, love it. Are you going to add English text to your page? My French is all rusty (and been poor before). The breath animation is very convincing... when he picks up the suitcase, his right foot floats 1 or 2 pixels over his shadow before he makes the final step to reach for it (I just wanted to give at least one critic point :) ).

Thanks for sharing

djullz
10-08-2007, 05:33 AM
Thank you droidoz, OJK and Steelhelmet for watching ! I'm glad you like it. There's a certain freedom in the plot interpretation. Thanks for the critic about the suitcase, we noticed that and wanted to correct it, but we had to finish it on time, and with only two people it was tight. I would bear in mind later : no mistake in animation. It's immediately noticed.

I would like to translate the French pages into English (the making of and the production notes) but I'm afraid I would do numerous mistakes in translation, and there's so much to do...

But if I have some time I may do it. I was thinking to post as well the research we made for the music and ambiance sounds, as we experimented a lot and didn't kept much on the film.

Obaid3DFX
10-08-2007, 08:14 AM
wonderful concept.....

dickma
10-08-2007, 09:17 AM
I do give personal comments to Jean-Julien via mail and it is what I say to him:

Hi Jean-Julien.

I saw your movie and congratulation for your first 3D animation.

Because the animation is an artistic one so I don't wanna do critiques
base on the animation rules.

I would like to say I love the storyboard more than the actual
animation. Although the animation is a stylish one, however, it will
become bored if there's too much clones without a unique character
that do something different, like the storyboard.


Dick.

ivanisavich
10-08-2007, 09:35 AM
Wow! I absolutely loved it....the whole "cycle of life" was portrayed fantastically, and some of the subtle motion you gave your character (despite the characters' simplicity) really brought him to life.

It's a shame a lot of top-level film festivals don't accept student work...I could see something like this being short-listed for the Oscars.

Banshax
10-08-2007, 10:21 AM
The process behind the film is awesome. I really enjoyed watching your research. Its a film where the process matters as much as the film itselve simply because you guys had so many different idea`s.

I loved the part where all the guys just make a run for that final gate, the film really shines at that moment and It`s a joy to watch.

Honestly Its a short best watched in a movie theatre. It just requires a big screen, darkness and lots of sound. Really nice job!

djullz
10-09-2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks again, to you DickMa, Ivanisavich and Banshax ! For watching and giving me your feedback ! That's really nice to hear a bit from people who watch your work ! Thanks for CGTalk making this possible as well.

Thanks for your critics. Dickma, i think you're right as well, but as we were only two to make it, within 6 months of prod, and learning everything in rigging, animation, etc. we had to make only one character. I'll keep in mind for next time though.

Ivanisavich, I'm glad you like it, i don't think it could be compared to the films going to Oscars :p, but if you know how to apply let me know haha.

And Banshax, thanks a lot looking at our research as well ! When i did it i thought it was useless and nobody would actually go through the making of page. I'm glad some people do. Hehe, it's true, it's a much different experience being in a theatre :). Hopefully we could see it there during our graduation. It was an unique moment !

BartokDesign
10-09-2007, 10:27 PM
I loved the idea , amazing, the animation sometimes I think its good , some very good,its always the problem when to animate a kind of (real) human ,its hard.
Anyway I loved it, :bounce:

Sythe
10-10-2007, 02:40 AM
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.switch-lefilm.com%2Fproductionnotes.html&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools
i dont know if this top link will work but google language tools can ranslate the page so it gets most or all into your language.
http://www.google.com/language_tools

djullz
10-10-2007, 07:59 AM
Hey Sythe, thanks for that, i seem to work quite well. I'm not sure that the English is understandable though. I tried as well with this page : translated making of (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.switch-lefilm.com%2FMAKINGOF.html&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools)

And thanks Bartok for your comment. Yeah, human animation is pretty hard. I don't know what's the hardest, maybe you guys can tell me because I guess many people there have experienced animation much more than i did. What's the hardest to animated between a realistic human and a cartoon character. Cartoon need more interpretation from reality, but anyone, not only animator but also common people, can detect easily in a realistic animation what fails to be credible. And so quick. I got the most painful critics from the people who knew the less actually in animation. And I thought, wow, you should really make no mistake when you work on a film. Cause the sloppy shot will stay in people's mind...

Anyway, I'm also glad when people can go through it and don't focus too much on the technique but on the content and the feelings.

Vexona
10-10-2007, 09:31 PM
amazing, 5 stars, this totaly should be plugged. was just incredible. great job:)

richardoud
10-10-2007, 11:18 PM
Great work.. you guys rock from supinfocom! 5*

djullz
10-11-2007, 12:17 AM
Hi Vexona, hi richardoud. Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked it !

If you're interested by the sound, we made some tracks for the film, that don't appear in the final cut but you may listen to them here, like this one for ex. : discovery (http://switch-lefilm.com/medias/sound/discovery.mp3)


Hehe it's true when Kara said it wasn't without pain, cheers man si tu peux me lire. It was a tough experience to get through and many work.

djullz
10-11-2007, 05:53 AM
By the way DickMa, have you found a job yet ? I remember at Merecl last time you were looking for one ? I wonder what are the cg studios in HK beside Centro...

Helgi
10-12-2007, 03:30 AM
Hey man, that is awesome like all the other stuff I see from Supinfocom. Good job man!

See ya in the farm buddy.

djullz
10-12-2007, 04:18 AM
Thanks DogSter ! I'm glad you liked it. See ya in VFS ;)

BartokDesign
10-12-2007, 04:40 AM
are you at vfs now?cool,im at digital character animation maybe you could go there to criticize some stuff im doing , damn , now im in trouble. :eek:

djullz
10-12-2007, 08:10 AM
Haha really ? That's such a coincidence :P. I'm in AntFarm, 3dlab127. Ring me anytime ;)

chindian
10-12-2007, 09:47 PM
Awesome short...
Really enjoyed it.
Now go make a naked woman out of a city or something!

:-P

Can't wait to see your next production.
Peace out homie!!

djullz
10-13-2007, 02:25 AM
Naked woman ? Mh... Sounds interesting ^^.

djullz
10-14-2007, 06:09 PM
By the way guys, do you know if there's any film festival going on I should submit in the US ?

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