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|
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!