I screenrecorded the first speedpainting of the preproduction. 1h30 accelerated to 7min
This is an article about the pre-production concept-art period of the open-movie project codenamed "Spring", a project funded by the Blender Foundation.
IntroOn this first week of October 2017, I received at home (Montauban, south of France) Andy Goralczyk during a full week. Andy is a famous Blender artist who work now as a full time artist in the Blender Institute (Amsterdam, Netherlands). I know the work of Andy since a long time ; back to 2005 but I really started to be more familiar with his work on the two first open movie project; Elephant Dream (Art director, 2006) and Big Buck Bunny (Art director, 2008). Then, I met Andy in real life when I worked on Sintel (Art Director, 2010) while he was teaching lessons at the Blender Institute... but since this time we never really worked together even if we always really wanted to try something! Eventually, we made a 1 hour demo collab at the Blender conferences in 2010 and Andy created amazing visual effect in 3D for my concept-art of the Tornado on Cosmos Landromat (2014).
Me (left) and Andy Goralczyk (right) visiting the arch of the "Place Nationale" in my city; Montauban, France.
This last summer, Andy received the Direction of the future open-movie project and contacted me to propose me to do the Art-direction. I was very happy to finally can start working with Andy; so I decided this type of opportunity only appears once in a life and I paused for two weeks the production of the next episode of Pepper&Carrot to work on this new open-movie temporary codenamed "Spring". But don't worry; episode 24 is also started. I'll post more about it soon.
On this first week of preproduction, we reviewed the story, key scenes, designed the characters and the main environments. I also started to storyboard in color a complex action scene. I'll not talk about the story too much here; and let just the artworks reveal a bit of what type of ambiance we are trying to create for this short movie. ( probably around 7 minutes ). The production will continue till June 2018, but my main work will be soon done for focusing back on Pepper&Carrot.
Here are a sample of artworks : (click on them for 1080p HD version)
And that's all for today, I hope you like this preview! I'll keep you informed about the progress of this project ; this resources will also be available on the Blender cloud . I'll continue to work this week on this project and then, I'll be back on the next episode of Pepper&Carrot!
and before Andy took his plane back to Amsterdam. It was a very productive week!