Monday, July 11, 2011

Lonely Dogs

8 comments:

Tohoscope said...

Very effective story. Amazingly done considering it's under 7 minutes long.

You should post Who's Afraid..., too.

Chris Sobieniak said...

I should.

Apparently this short I linked to here is considered the longest Gobelins film to date. They do tend to be pretty much around a few minutes each.

Tohoscope said...

The recent Gobelins shorts have been more story orientated then in past years, or at least it seems like it. Not a bad thing. More stories more great animation.

Chris Sobieniak said...

I kinda like how this film ends as well since it leaves you with that question of who was right or wrong in the end, the old drunk who took it literally, or the young guy who thought it was all in good fun to joke about it. It really is rather lonely to be in that position anyway.

Chris Sobieniak said...

It certainly has gotten far away from the non-verbal cute stuff shown as 'signal films' at Annecy to this.

Chris Sobieniak said...

I reminded I have a CD someplace with those old Annecy bits they did a decade ago I wouldn't mind sticking up someplace if I can find it.

Tohoscope said...

It's nice to see Gobelins go from focusing on animation to story and animation. It feels like they're growing and improving and will keep doing so for years. I love seeing the Cal Arts student films, but Gobelins is blowing me away these days. I know this is gonna inspire animators to try harder and push farther all over the world. There's some amazing animation gonna be coming out from these kids in the future. I can't wait to see what they do.

Chris Sobieniak said...

It's nice to see Gobelins go from focusing on animation to story and animation. It feels like they're growing and improving and will keep doing so for years. I love seeing the Cal Arts student films, but Gobelins is blowing me away these days. I know this is gonna inspire animators to try harder and push farther all over the world. There's some amazing animation gonna be coming out from these kids in the future. I can't wait to see what they do.

I just have to hope they don't get plucked out too early before they finish their final year there like the way Disney had done so with the CalArts guys. Though at the same time, some have question where do these guys go after Gobelins since hardly anyone knows what they do afterwards. I'm sure they probably do get into some animation house in France or elsewhere in Europe if best. Some also question the group-effort that goes into these shorts as oppose to a single person's idea and direction that otherwise is more the norm of the CalArts mold. I don't have much to say there about it, but I was hoping that each student would learn from the experience or cooperate based on their skills or abilities to do what they do on the projects.

I do sorta wonder how many North America guys have vied to go there personally? I'm sure it probably happens, but I bet it's quite costly (though I hear the French government covers a lot of the cost to go there domestically, nowhere near what Americans face in going to the best schools locally).