Thursday, May 05, 2011

Verne, encore.


So, here is a selection of the development art (2008/2009) from Verne for you to enjoy.
Our brief was to create something short, funny and that could show potential for being developed further towards a TV series. It was produced in 3 months with a small budget and a small team.

I also would like to thank all the great people who worked with me on the short. The part I enjoyed the most as a first time director was to keep the team happy and motivated on the project, despite the pressure. I was then rewarded with amazing involvement, work and great talent.
So, a big thank you to Ale and Alf who animated those characters with me, Celine who work on the 3D bit and the compositing, Stephane for most of the compositing as well, Jen for producing it, and my old friend Sylvain who wrote the music, played by his amazing band OMP from Berlin.
Thank you all!

These are some of the very first drawings back in 2007.

The forest background. Tatoo drawing by Alan Kerswell







Mammy doesn't appear in the short, but she's a pretty good inventor and is responsible for why Gaston is half-robot.







Sculpt by Angela Smaldone
Verne on vacation from Sylvain MARC /Polyminthe on Vimeo.


FULL CREDITS:
Created, written and Directed by Sylvain Marc
Storyboards - Sylvain Marc
Lead Animator - Sylvain Marc
Animation - Sylvain Marc, Alessandra Sorrentino, Alfredo Cassano
Art Director, designs, backgrounds - Sylvain Marc
Additional backgrounds - Chris Garbutt and Alan Kerswell.
CGI - Celine Desrumaux
Colouring - Melissa Choong
Compositing - Stephane Coedel, Celine Desrumeaux
Editing - Sylvain Marc
Voice Talent - Charlie Graff and Rob Rackstraw
Music - Ochestre Miniature in the Park (OMP)
SFX and Final Mix - Angel sound
Big Thanks to - Veronique Joffre, Sylvain Mazas, Angela Smaldone, Charlie Bean, Tim Bjorklund and the CNdevstudio team!
Production - Angelica Jung-Woo and Jen Coatsworth
Exec Producers - Suzanne Berman and Daniel Lennard


The following drawings were made after the short, for the 11min pilot, developping the concept further more. I defined more precisely what Verne's "special island"is. I also started revising the designs of the characters.



painting by my talented friend: Aurélien Predal


painting by Aurélien Predal


Of course the short was made with the idea to make a TV series, so the designs were thought in that way, to make it possible to do in a TV show's budget/schedule. As I said in the previous post, the project is being considered as a one-shot long form, which means the designs will be reviewed accordingly.


I hope you liked them!

27 comments:

kathryn durst said...

gorgeous, charming, beautiful work!! love it so much!

supermonkey said...

C'est Superb!
truly inspirational

César Samaniego said...

You are a GENIUS....

Julia Bax said...

J'ai rien à dire sauf: WOOOOWWW!!!

Marss said...

C'est vraiment ultra frais, je n'est qu'une hâte, c'est de voire tout ça à la télé.
Très beau boulot!!

Stéphane Kardos said...

bon ben c'est tout simplement extraordinaire, c'est tout, je m'en vais...ca tue.

Louise said...

wonderful stuff!
I really hope that it will be made into the long form.

Mathias said...

pour faire très original je dirais que c'est du beau travail! et j'ajouterai un coup de coeur pour la sculpture. bravo!

Polyminthe said...

Oui, la sculpture est de la fabuleuse Angela! Merci à elle!

Victor Marcello said...

What a fantastic job! Wonderfully magic!
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Lucas Ferreyra said...

AMAZING WORK! And so original! Congratulations!

GroovySushi said...

wahouuuu ! c'est vraiment trop bien !
Gaston il est trop bien! ahah

Villa said...

Uoooooouuuh!!! fantastic work dude, I love your art, very inspiring!! :D

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! You are truly a genius.

JP said...

Really, really good. There's so much to learn from your stuff! So full of life and energy- amazing.

Henrique Barone said...

Tks for posting it!!! I enjoyed and learned A LOT watching the short! Now I'm enjoying and learning even more with the images! Great great work! Congratulations!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

Thank YOU Sylvain ;)

Loic said...

putain ... voir ces recherches, ca me renvoit 5/6 ans en arriere, au moment de la conception de Cocotte ...
"hey les gars, ce week-end, on commence a faire des recherches graphiques et on voit ce qu'on a !" et toi qui arrive le lundi suivant avec un classeur entier, ou meme le plus petit gribouilli etait une piste interessante ...

aaaaaah ... tu m'enerves !

Polyminthe said...

Merci mon Loic :)

Pellerin Bertrand said...

J'admire ton taff :), magnifique. Bonne continuation!

ozto said...

Excellent work Sylvain...

Charlotte said...

This is awesome! With what program did you realize all of this?

Shelley Whiting said...

Your monsters are very quirky and adorable. Fun and enjoyable work.

Shelley Whiting said...

Your art is very fun and goofy. Looking at it puts a smile on my face.

Francisco said...

Your work is simply stunning!Congratulations!

Marco Luna said...

your work inspired me a lot man. thank you for that.

kemy kee said...

saw ur inspirational work, and surprisingly saw this character alot like my friend's work!!! so cute!!
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