August 21, 2007

Viking sequence







copyright Les Armatures/Vivifilm/Cartoon Saloon

Some still frames from one of the flash sequences in "Brendan and the Secret of Kells".
I animated those scenes with Alfredo a few months ago, just after we finished working on our endless 2d-traditional sequence :)
It was a lot of fun, especially playing with the shapes of the vikings, which were made of ink so basically all frame by frame animation.
Just brush strokes for the crows in the background as well, while the scared monks are made with symbols.
Concept design by Adrien Merigeau

25 comments:

Mick said...

very nice... I am certainly thrilled to see that you have finally made something of your life. Say hello to the maestro from me please... rah rah

Alina Chau said...

THESE ROCK!!

Ale said...

haha mick! i still haven't, actually ;)

alina, thank you for stopping by!

Armand Serrano said...

Really bold and powerful images. Love to see them animated and how they work with the music and effects. Anyway, good job and see you in LA.

Ale said...

Armand, thank you so much.
I can't wait to see the final result as well, the bgs and the fire you see in the images are temporary, I roughly put them there to give an idea of what will be the result at the end. ;)
The bg department is making an amazing job and the final music should be very effective and fit the timing we used in the animation.

Hope to see you in Los Angeles then, I don't know if Marcos already told you about my passport troubles.... :°°°°(

Pedro Daniel said...

Wow! :D

adrien said...

oh my! thanks for the link.
geee yeah this is so much cooler when it moves! Really creepy. (yes, I saw the animation already! ah-ah!)
I hope you're in LA right now. damn post!

Ale said...

I'm still in Ireland, Adrien...
I tried to postpone my flight, just in case my passport arrives one of these days..damnissima irish post! Ah, see what happens.
I'm so saaaaad. :°°(

Jez Hall said...

Wow! Fantastic stuff Ale!

Armand Serrano said...

Ale,
I talked to Marcos and sorry to hear about your passport. Hope everything works out for you. Anytime you get here. let us know.

Valentina said...

ma ch figata tonna mia....
AMAZING!

:D

Marcos Mateu said...

Love the idea and the making of it. Great stuff!

Ale said...

Thanks for the visit and for your nice comments guys :)

Shem said...

Kickass Norsemen!

Tanya said...

Hello from NZ.. I come by way of Rainplace.. and I just had to say.. Totoro! We love him at our house.. :)
The photos of Italy are beautiful and of course the amazing drawings :)

a.g.barrows said...

sono bellissimiiiii!!!!
soprattutto i vikinghi mi fanno impazzire!
bravi tutti!

killmax said...

belle le silouette!!!!!
...e bella anche la sigla di skung fu!!!!!

scusami ma riavvio la testa solo oggi:PP

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Wow! Very very cool!

Sorrentino said...

nice work here! wonderfull shapes! it's crazy how much can be said in simple shapes! CHEERS!

Marco Z said...

Complimenti a te e ad Alfredo..questa sequenza รจ bellissima!

Antoine said...

wouaw !

I love these pictures, the movie seems to be very nice and good looking ! "bravo" everyone !!!

can't wait to see it :)

rose-a-petits-pois said...

WOW!!
This is really great! So graphic and so original! Can't wait to see the film!
You must be happy to have worked on such a beautiful project ;-)

Take care,
Genevieve xx

Shuku said...

Ale, these look -beautiful-! I just love the shapes and the geometry, and the -colours-. LOVE the colours. Oh, I'm so sorry about the evil passport problems you're having! I hope you get to visit LA soon!

-Shuku

Ale said...

Hey! Thank you all for your comments.

Antoine, Genevieve, thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to see the finished movie as well :)
It's going to be released in Europe next year, so..finger crossed!

Shuku, i'm just back from Usa! ..I made it!!!
I got back home only a couple of hours ago ;)
It was a great trip!!!

Patrick Schoenmaker said...

Hi Alessandra! How are you? To be honest, I still didn't get to making the pesto recipe, and to be honest I'm not sure if I still remember it completely. Could you mail it to me, cause it sounded delicious! What are you up to nowadays? Say hi to Alfredo for me, ok?