We'll go through the production story, from the original idea to where we stand now: writing, graphic creation, development phase and digital production. We'll show how we made choices, based on a mix of original creative solutions to serve our cinematographic ambition (sculpture, 3D scan, 3D and 2D animation, ferrofluids).
Natalie Altmann will talk about how the project got started and explain the film's release strategy. Directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier will introduce the various steps of the production process, discussing the film's creation and the transition from comic book to 3D animation. Both movie directors will analyse each step leading up to the final frame: from storyboard to animation, from voice recording and VFX to final rendering. The presentation will be highlighted by graphic research elements, animation line tests and previously unseen sequences.
From the first ideas to the first drawings, from the screenplay and its conception to the ongoing production, you’ll discover the creation process of the first feature film made by Ankama. We will explain how the entire movie was produced in our animation studio based in Roubaix and how we have adapted the magical and poetic universe of DOFUS to the screen.
Miracle Film presents Little from the Fish Shop: chain of title, core story, synopsis, general information, crew/director, characters, narrator, music, creation of the two worlds in the film, production, worksplit - workflow, scheduling, co-production structure, financing, transmedia project.
Sony Pictures Animation presents an all new approach to its Smurfs franchise, which will not be a sequel of the two live-action/CG movies. This fully computer-animated feature will instead be closer to Peyo's original Smurfs artwork. Director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) and President of Sony Pictures Digital Productions Bob Osher will explore how the character designs, environments and world created by Peyo were translated into CG, and the inspiration behind this brand new Smurfs project.
Alain Gagnol (writer and codirector with Jean-Loup Felicioli), Izù Troin (compositing and special effects) and Xavier Cruz (animator) will take you behind the scenes of Phantom Boy: the script and creation of the characters, the many influences from cinema to comics, and the computer work with a very personal design. The first minutes of the movie will be screened on this occasion.
A world premiere presentation of the forthcoming directorial effort of Keiichi Hara, based on the graphic novel by Hinako Sugiura.
Hara, whose previous feature film, "Colorful", received the Jury's Special Distinction and the Audience Award in Annecy 2011, will take on the portrayal of an amazing female character overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, and the painstaking reconstruction of 1814 Japan's landscape and customs.
The presentation will give an overview of the production and will display the WIP of the feature film "Longway North", currently in the animation phase.
The speakers, Ron Dyens, Henri Magalon (producers), Claus Toksvig Kjaer (producer and associate) and Rémi Chayé (director), will talk about the creative process, financing, broadcasters and distribution companies.