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02 February 2006, 02:00 PM
"fin d'ete" (end of summer) is a CG short film by Patrick Harboun, Ronan Le Fur and Joaquim Montserrat.
The story: In an abandoned city before a tropical storm, a woman decides to stay…
Through this film, our ambition was to portray a particular ambience and feeling more than a heavy storyline. We worked on it for 6 months within our studies at Supinfocom, a French CG animation school.You can view "fin d'ete" at ( (you'll need the latest Flash player installed).
The film is best viewed in full screen with headphones, after having downloaded the Quicktime version ;-)
I hope you’ll enjoy it.

02 February 2006, 06:19 PM
This looks interesting, but there seems to be a problem with the site; It's very empety, and I surely can't find anything there to download...

02 February 2006, 08:15 PM
Nice. The website was really nice too.
The rendering were really great. Even though the resolution of both the website and the film was sort of small, the movie was nice. Well done. :)

There are a few spots though. The face of the women seemed rather strangely modeled, as well as parts of the walking. But it's nice altogether as I said earlier. =)

02 February 2006, 08:24 PM
very atmospheric, and beautiful.

02 February 2006, 02:36 AM
mmm just beautiful, I loved it. I'd like to see a HD version.

My only crit, the walk cycle of the woman seemed a little wooden in some places. But easily forgiven :) Five stars from me.

02 February 2006, 09:19 AM
Thanks for your comments and critics.
Dawi, you'll need the latest flashplayer installed to view the site.
A high resolution version will soon be online. Meanwhile, you can download the quicktime and view it in fullscreen. (The download button is the small white icon... maybe a bit too small ;-)

02 February 2006, 05:37 PM
really nice picture! congratilation, great animation too even if I join riki about the walk.

02 February 2006, 06:03 PM
Can anyone mirror this? I have problems watching the movie (trying to download the quicktime file)

Now I don't even have the save button, did you remove it? (using firefox and IE)

Now I do, are you playing with me? :p

tohamy mahmoud tohamy
02 February 2006, 06:07 PM
nice work i wish see it:bounce:

02 February 2006, 03:25 PM
Wow unbelieveble great piece of work!
Awesome... jus awesome!

5 Stars! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

02 February 2006, 03:28 PM
At last i managed to see the movie (and not from the connection that made me troubles). It's really good, very atmospheric. :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 09:57 PM
Thanks a lot for your comments.

There seem to be problems for some people to view the site. Maybe it's due to the server hosting the site being instable. Please visit the site later if you have trouble viewing anything.

02 February 2006, 12:44 AM
I was going to give this 4 stars because of the human animation and the model stand out too much from the all-round realism that the clip offers but... the overall quality, presentation and atmosphere is beyond belief, so... five stars from me :)


02 February 2006, 11:45 AM
Would love to see this, can anyone post the download link for me?

I have the latest Flash player for LInux installed, but there is no Flash 8 for linux yet, only 7, so I guess I will not be able to make use of the site. When I go there it is mostly blank :-(


02 February 2006, 12:17 PM
Here's the link

Looks like other leads here

02 February 2006, 12:24 PM
Lovely! Specially the design of environments and atmosphere! great shortfilm. good luck with him!

02 February 2006, 01:04 PM
Great work, nicely done. The particles and effects are amazing. And I love the way she breathes. I like your attention to details.

02 February 2006, 04:27 AM
Visually this animation works very very well, the feel and ambients on the shots are very nice, not to mention the attention to detail with the backgrounds and environments! But one thing I would say is that the character doesn’t look quite right and seems to look a little out of place in some areas and this might be me but her body doesn’t look like it follows the female anatomy quite right – for example her neck look a little to thick, but again all in all id say this is a very nice animation! Well done!

02 February 2006, 04:46 AM
Moody and pretty.
With nice effects too.
Good job. Only the character animation is somewhat behind the rest in quality.

02 February 2006, 12:00 PM
Amazing work on the storm effects! I would really like to know how you guys did the storm coulds, and the lighting illuminating from within. Some shots looked like you went out and actually filmed real storm clouds.

02 February 2006, 09:09 PM
Thanks again for all of your comments!

The shot with the storm clouds is actually a matte painting that Joaquim drew in Photoshop and animated in After Effects.
We haven't used any filmed footage ;-)

03 March 2006, 04:59 PM
hi pat,
what a movie ! it s amazing !
i have a litlle question : how can you make such masterpiece of tropical ambiamce with jo and ronan under 365 days per year rain ?
let s go, 5 stars ...

03 March 2006, 11:35 PM
Very nice atmosphere !

03 March 2006, 01:37 PM
Had a chance to see it before going here! Thumbs up on a really atmospheric, beautifully scripted little movie! Also the music is to die for! :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 05:37 PM
Congrads, beautiful piece:thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 11:30 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments.

Floper, you know better than anyone else what it was like to work and live in Aulnoy-leZ-Valenciennes, don't you? ;-) Merci mec!

By the way, the film can now be seen in a much bigger resolution. At ( , simply go in the VIDEO section and click on the small white icon.

03 March 2006, 10:55 AM
truly a masterpice, congrats!
loved the the whole thing from an aesthetical and technical standpoint,
it's just a pity that you made it so sad...
nevertheless: 5 stars!

03 March 2006, 09:08 AM
Nice short film. I really like the mood of it, the music goes along well with the mood too. Beautful animation. 4 stars for it!

03 March 2006, 07:03 AM
I also like the music very much. Everything is 5 star to me.

03 March 2006, 06:33 AM
Awesome work. I like the little things that you did that was soooo natural. Bring realism in animation i'm up for that. Great Storytelling. The storm made me panic dude.

03 March 2006, 07:12 PM
Very good movie. All of the things are well modeled and the light is very nice. The "actor" looks very real.
The story is also nice and sentimental:)

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