CONCEPT NAME: Le Gouffre
PRODUCTION BLOG: http://legouffre.com/en
Le Gouffre is an 8-minute animated short film about two travellers who embark on the amazing journey of crossing an impossible gap. We are working full-time on this film, living on our own money, and we are basically trying to tell a great, dramatic story for everyone while creating a unique look that blends hand-painted textures with realistic animation.
Win festivals, then make a big hit on the internet and gain the visibility and credibility that will allow us to eventually be able to live on telling our own stories.
STATUS NUMBER: 8
TEAM MEMBERS: 3
Carl Beauchemin - Animation and Rigging
Thomas Chrétien - FX and Compositing
David Forest - Animation and Art Direction
START DATE: July 2011
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: December 2013
WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=153&t=1085457
WHAT WENT RIGHT THIS WEEK:
Carl, who’s currently working an extra 20 hours or so a week at a studio to be able to continue working on the film, will be back full time in September and until the end of the project in December. That means we’ll soon all be totally focused on finishing this film for good!
WHAT WENT WRONG:
The bad news is that in order to stop working in September, Carl will have to work a lot more hours at the studio for the next few weeks. That means he won’t be able to keep up with its schedule, but we’re confident it’s for the best in the long run.
SHOW AND TELL:
A few more matte paintings of skies, and a new composited shot. More details on our blog!