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September 24, 2012

Hard Work & Physicality Pay off in the Charming Gobelins Graduation Animation 'In-Between'

There are animation schools where I suspect students who produce work which could be classed as merely "good," are taken down to the catacombs never to be heard from again. This is the only logical explanation I can come up with for why students at French animation school Gobelins consistently create some of the most impressive shorts you're likely to see across any form of filmmaking. The latest one to charm the pants off me is In-Between -- the 2012 graduation film from Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries-Binet, Sandrine Han-Jin-Kuang, Juliette Laurent and Sophie Markatatos -- in which a woman's life is plagued by shyness personified as an unwanted crocodile.

From discussions with animators through the years, I'm aware that a hell of a lot of work goes into the planning and execution of an animated film, but this making of video from Team In-Between reveals just how physical much of that work is; the voice actors, the foley sessions and the scene run throughs all rely on a great deal of physicality being harnessed and then transposed into the final drawn images and soundtrack.

Are there other film schools (animation or live action) which have consistently impressed you with their student work?

Link: In-Between

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What a lovely short film.

September 24, 2012

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Álex Montoya

Great short! Really, if you never mentioned that it was film students that produced this, I wouldn't have ever guessed it.

September 24, 2012

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Great animation and storytelling! Here's a little stop motion short we did a while back. It's nowhere near as good, but fun. We won a BMW-Mini!

https://vimeo.com/48591355

September 24, 2012

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Why can't there be animation schools like that here? I am doing Screen & Media at TAFE, which really is the best I can do at the moment, even though I want to study animation like crazy.

September 24, 2012

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Natnie

nice work.
it's just sad, that even such independent, student filmmakers create their main characters following sub-body mass index horror guidelines. especially working on such a theme!

September 24, 2012

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andreas w.

I always see good animation coming from the Vancouver Film School.

September 24, 2012

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Adam

Well - there's some world class 3D stuff coming out of the Media Design School in New Zealand.

September 24, 2012

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The Wilberforces

VFS students Are Great too !
http://vfs.com/

September 25, 2012

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Gobelins always has the best shorts. I'm not a great connaisseur of animation but I've been in love with this one since I saw it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGkdQVRgFPE
It's also from Gobelins, a there's a ton more like these.

September 25, 2012

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Francisco

Here is a good one by from BYU. Their animation department always puts out great work. http://vimeo.com/36833415

September 25, 2012

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Geoff

I recommend fans of animation visit http://www.TheAnimationBlog.com for tons of animated short films. Disclaimer: I am the founder/owner.

September 26, 2012

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CalArts...hands down. Look at the alumni list of the character animation program:

http://filmvideo.calarts.edu/alumni

October 1, 2012

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Daniel Mimura

ファンタジー世界

November 22, 2013

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