March 11, 2009

Song of the sea

In the past months I've been doing some animation on Tomm Moore's new feature film development. It's a lovely story inspired by irish mithology called "Song of the Sea".. and it's going to be 2D!!
This is the movie teaser made by Cartoon Saloon (animation, character design and bgs) and Digital Graphics (compositing and animation effects).

We animated everything on wacoms. The guys at Cartoon Saloon used Tv Paint, while Alf and I worked on Flash.
The animation has a traditional approach, frame by frame, no tweens. Brush tool for the rough and pencil tool for the cleanup.
Hope you'll enjoy it.


(HQ recommended)

..a little "behind the scenes"
(you can spot part of a scene I animated)

27 comments:

jill.M said...

It's great to be able to see your refs d anim. Thank you for making us share this job, very pretty plan.

andrea spada said...

HHAHAHHAHAHAHAH, ma che simpa quel gatto!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

jill - thank you for the visit!

andre' - non farti fregare... Julius e' un critico d'animazione severissimo! guarda come sbatte lo zampino sulla scrivania con disappunto...

Antoine said...

cool !!! it looks very nice :)
I'm so jealous you have the opportunity to animate such lovely designs...

Anonymous said...

Ho sposato una napoletana, sicuramente mi fai fare una pessima figura perchè sbaglierò nello scrivere.......
allora c'è spantecà (si riferisce a quando uno cerca di parlare o spiegarti invano) poi lo sparatrap (cerotto) a cacavella (pentola) poi il detto (e qui lo scriverò male....)
Quanno chiove e non se funn' en terra che sta a indicare una situazione che non potrà mai verificarsi, ma ce ne sono tante altre........
Ciao e viva napoli.

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

... O_O
uhm.
massi', viva Napoli!

RAWLS said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful work my friend!!! I can't wait to see the final film! Very nice stuff from you and everyone who worked on it!

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Coucou Ale,

Aaaw... Song of sea looks amazing ! You're so lucky to work on such amazing animation projects !

So funny to see Julius fascinated by your animation. Cute little creature... ! ;-)

talk to you soon,

Genevieve X

Marcos Mateu said...

Nice! Cool style again. If the story is there with the design again, this is gonna be really good Ale!
It is a luxury having the opportunity to work on consecutive projects like these.

killmax said...

wow!
ma il team è lo stesso di Brendan?
era da molto tempo che non si vedeva uno stile così personale, legato ad un ottima animazione.
son molto curioso di vedere come animi con la wacom!
non hai qualche behind the scene anche di te al lavoro? :)

Daniela Vetro said...

Ciao!
Ho scoperto il tuoi blogs tramite quello di Stefano Turconi.
Che meraviglia!!

Pedro Daniel said...

I love it!!! ^^

Very good work!

elephantmarchblog said...

Saw this earlier. Soooo pretty.

Armand Serrano said...

Love the style and overall design, Ale. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well.

marco piersma said...

Very beautifully done Alex! (I'm also un poco jealeous ;)
Looking forward to see more of it!
Oh and I really like your sketch below. especially the cat, haha!

Parka said...

Can the cat animate? Hahaa

ilPiccioneGrasso said...

capito qui vagando fra blog...WOW! i tuoi lavori sono eccezionali!!

Marcelo Vignali said...

What a beautiful little film! It's heart-warming and really cute.

I also like your animation. ;)

All kidding aside, what a beautiful style for your film.

R.Dress said...

2D RULES!!!

gamusino Javi said...

its so beautiful!!!! I`m happy to know that there is 2d proyects yet. Congratulations

SIM-R said...

Song of the sea looks truly beautiful . Very sweet and melancholy at the same time .

Cheers .

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

davvero bello :)

Kelly Shon said...

Wow...I love it!!!! Especially the BG design. Such a great trailer...

Khang said...

Sixteen blissful seconds of warmth and fuzziness.

Karlos said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!
Congratulations!!!!!

Ariel said...

Beautiful design and animation.

Great films coming out of Cartoon Saloon lately. Must be nice working on such high quality, in-house projects.

Thanks for this trailer.

SABOU said...

i love your work...and your cat...reminds me mine. Take care.