Great Animated Short

I just stumbled upon this great short film created by 2 talented artists.

Some people might say, “It looks great, especially since 2 people did it with no budget.” I say it looks “Great”, Period. The music and sound effects are also perfect. I’ve been out of town this week and the hasty sprinting and frolicking made me miss my 2.5 year old just a bit.

The animation of the eyes is just brilliant, anyone with young kids knows the familiar scanning and investigative stare.

223 RESPONSES TO "GREAT ANIMATED SHORT"
tom
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
Awesome!! Great post!
oliver
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:05 pm
when is that computer ledge tutorial coming Andy!!! keep up the amazing work
all the best from england
Patrick Norman
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm
this is extraordinary.
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
Very nice. It is reminiscent of another short, "Big Buck Bunny" that was done w/ Blender 3D and the CG Animation is quite impressive. http://www.vimeo.com/1084537
aurélien vayente
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:12 pm
WAO, Impressive !! I love ! And it's french ! This is the making of ! http://vimeo.com/7708580

J'adore, je connais bien lyon en plus et c'est WAO !
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:14 pm
wow, this was realy great!

andrew, i found a very interesting video
check it out
http://vimeo.com/3831318
Diego
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:19 pm
Very, very...

NICE!!!

This is a good creation!!!

Wohooooooo!!!
Joel Eade
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
Absolutely stunning. Thanks Andrew.

When will we get to see Sam Loya again? I miss his wild and crazy antics, like that time he got hit by the SUV or when he changed into an alien that resembled me after a day in the office. Ah, good times :)

Cheers from Melbourne, Australia
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
When I saw the grass I was thinking "This has to be live action" and then when I saw the girl I was just speechless. Amazing work.
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:22 pm
Wouuaa Amazing movie!
Thanls for the link!

Yves
bob
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:22 pm
wow it is so Detailed
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
Très Cool, et je crois que tu pourras aussi fait mieux?
wick
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:26 pm
wow hat looks awesome, period!
Just imagine what 2 people can do basically on their own computers nowadays!
The world of multimedia is getting some really creative people now.
Plus having the facilities to practice, train and work from home prepares them for the industry as well.

Nice post! :)
Jo
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
Woow.. this was really impresive..
What software did they used?
Daniel
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm
Really awesome. Specially they didnt use any king of motion traking! Right?
Sav
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:38 pm
That was beautiful!
Darren
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:39 pm
My comment was too short, so I'm going to say something useful.
Very Nice!
Brett Perry
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:47 pm
Fantastic work, the realism in the background work was better than any animated film I've seen since the old Fleisher Brothers Popeye cartoons. The lighting with it's simulated volumetric look was what really caught my eye. great inspiration piece. Thanks for sharing, Andrew.
Omar Romero
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:49 pm
it's terrific, BUT!..

hahaha. what's happend with the projected shadow of the creature, i mean, with the fur texture or fur shadow, an the sillouette animation is not respected

but in general, was amazing, the credits and the music, lovely..
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:51 pm
Budget or no, the time they put into that paid off. Gold star.
April 7th, 2010 @ 5:53 pm
Very good stuff. Check out the "making of" it's pretty cool too.
Divinemizery
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:06 pm
Very creative and awe inspiring.
V
John Carter
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:14 pm
No one thinks that little girl looks creepy?
zuza
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:19 pm
Very nice, and yea, I know that look hehe :D
MorpheusStudio
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:33 pm
Vraiment merveilleux, merci Andrew pour cette merveille.
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Hadi
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm
Asolutely impressive.
Snakethoot
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:46 pm
Whoa... my perception of life just changed!

Thanks Andrew!
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:50 pm
Nice.
Very impressive. Love the environment especially! The eyes are very expressive, yes. Maybe a little more work on facials to match but whatever. Nominal aspect compared to the project as a whole. This short still emulates award winning talent. There were about a dozen people who worked on this (though the bulk was done by the couple). Sound foley and editing, among others, were not the two modelers/animators. I hope this accelerates the group to more bright and fruitful endeavors. Bravo!

Thanks for sharing Andrew.

~MAH~
Ari Lieb ben Avraham
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:58 pm
THIS is what I am aiming for to achieve!! Thanks Andrew! Now to just learn HOW to make animations like this... still learning how to model people... ugh
April 7th, 2010 @ 7:37 pm
I really enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing.
OlympiaLogger
April 7th, 2010 @ 8:07 pm
Wow... That piece has real heart.

It makes me miss living on a ranch with a barn.
City slicers have no idea how magic they can be for a 6 year olds.

That's were the fresh milk comes from.
That's where you find new kittens.
That's where you can jump from the loft into loose hay.
That's where the fireflys explode into the air when you walk through after dark.
That's where you can re-stack hay bales into big forts with long tunnels.
That's where your favorite Welsh pony waits for you to come out and give him a flake of hay and a can full of grain...

Can't find that in the city!
eathan28
April 7th, 2010 @ 8:51 pm
absolutely fantastic! :D
Ramzes
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:01 pm
Beautiful job...! no comments about it.. what program they've used, who knows?:)
Nicolas
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:15 pm
Verdaderamente fabulosa la textura y animacion del corto es increible la animacion
los movimientos serteros
mi pregunta es ¿como se hara? y ¿con que?


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April 7th, 2010 @ 9:16 pm
I saw this last week. Amazing work done on this.
Josh Scott
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:39 pm
Remarkable.
I love the camera work and the hand held feel.
zullee
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:58 pm
great detail, andrew do you what kind of system and software that they use to create the short movie..
Dan Smith
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:04 pm
Agreed with many comments above, amazing animation and the camera moves had a very realistic feel that sets this apart from many CGI films I've come across! Lovely music too. Very nice post AK...
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:27 pm
That was such a beautiful, poetic piece of work, I loved it. Got to see the "making of" too.
Jerry
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:33 pm
Am i the only one that was kinda creeped out by the little girl...the rest of the animation was beautiful. But the little girl just kinda weirded me out for some reason...the uncanny valley effect perhaps?
Peter Kent
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:35 pm
One word.... Brilliant. I was engrossed with the story and the animation right from the start.Andrew you ar right. the eyes got it for me. But congratulations to the film makers on an absolutly outstanding piece of work and creativity
Ken
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:55 pm
Thanks Andrew,
Absolutely incredible. The detail was awesome, and I loved the different camera angles used. Beautiful use of tension and discovery. I can only desire to have have that kind of talent.
Fawaz
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:00 pm
Andrew check this guy out, he does all his work with 3ds max and aftereffects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHD8Xf5Rnvo
xombee
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:13 pm
I also watched the making of MELINE and its PERFECT, INSPIRING!!!
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:13 pm
Hey,

agree. Perfect done.

Here, look at this: http://www.gimei.de/2010/03/antoinette/
lucas
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
ET OUI LES FRANçAIS SONT LES MEILLEURS !!! ^^
Klas
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:31 pm
WOW! Sweet story and great production.
T-Blade
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:58 pm
It remember me on a Final Fantasy Movie, it is a really nice clip
bairav
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:02 am
nice film to watch
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:07 am
wow it's just amazing to hear that 2 people can create something so beautiful. I wonder how long it took them?
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:28 am
I saw this last week for more about meet-meline
the making of and much more
http://mohamedahmos.com/2010/04/meet-meline/
Lewis
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:30 am
Fyi guys. It took 2 years for the 6 minute short film.
1.2 terabytes of files.
Djemba
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:38 am
really nice :) everything is perfect, I like it
orhan
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:39 am
Was really good in your labor health....
Izzan
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:57 am
Really awesome.... greater than final fantasy..gud work!!
ayal
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:04 am
wow!!!
i just saw the clip and after that the making of...it is so beautiful...i can't believe only 2 people made the animation...
that is definitely one of the best short clips i'v seen..
thnx for showing
Gregor
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:13 am
Wow... everytime i see something like this i feel very small!!!

Please Andrew you have to take a look at this (dont know if you know it) http://vimeo.com/7809605 its created just by one Person... at the most time you cant figure out if its real or not...
Samantha
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:24 am
When I grow up and become a real adult, I want to be able to do this! LOL Amazing!
Wizzra
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:27 am
It was also posted here: http://www.animdesk.com/blog/
a while ago.
Great Animation Production
Phillip
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:41 am
Thanks Andrew. This was just a wonderful way to spend 6 minutes. And to Jerry who said, "...Am i the only one that was kinda creeped out by the little girl..."?

As the father of one little girl (now 31) and the grand father of another little girl (almost 3) I will say they nailed the character, actions and looks. Energy that splashes out every which way leaving a trail of destruction behind it as it goes forth to learn and experience.

DELIGHTFUL.
April 8th, 2010 @ 2:19 am
Its is really awesome. I really want to appreciate for the work done.. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up.
April 8th, 2010 @ 2:27 am
Geat Color Corection in this short film
Adrew look at my shot film i hafe manny learn from you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vj6EDy3E80
Kevin
April 8th, 2010 @ 3:41 am
wOw how do they made this it's so awesome the video quality is very awesome totally like it
Z.B
April 8th, 2010 @ 3:45 am
Very talented artists and an extraodenary animation, specielaly when it's made by 2 artist.
April 8th, 2010 @ 4:08 am
Amazing. The making-of is brilliant too. Much respect to those two. Sound FX and music are brilliant too.
Looks like Nuke for compositing? What did they use for Pre-vis?
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:15 am
Fantastic short. Thanks for posting it. I'll have to go to the 'making of' to learn more about it. On a parenting note - I would never leave my six year old alone to chase rodents in a barn full of sharp falling objects :)
james
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:33 am
That was amazing I watched the making of it as well.I would love to make a film, in fact I'm going to try and see how it goes. I wish I could used 3D software to make projects like that. It was just amazing. And I agree it was a great find and the music well, I cant't describe it. Amazing!
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:33 am
WOW!!! At first I thought it was a movie! AMAZING!
Peter
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:39 am
beautiful! great job!
Eric
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:54 am
stunning...
its so vital, not like these robotic-like animations of humans.
impressive how much detail they put in the facial expressions.
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:22 am
WOW!!! Awesome! film to watch :D
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:39 am
looks like the rig of that girl got some IK Blending problems...
iacere
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:40 am
This is so nice :)
El_Zoido
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:42 am
Very nice find.
The work on the atmosphere was wonderful. The change to the rather dark/scary scene at the end worked very well for me. Got totally immersed...

Thanks for sharing, Andrew! :)
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:48 am
Wow, simply wow. Such talent in this world. Phenomenal job. Great find Andrew.
Shrek2
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:04 am
Beautiful animation, and also good directing and camera work, though the story wasn't astonishing.
Martin
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:17 am
I really enjoyed this little short. Almost everything was perfect. The music, the scenery and the voice and movements of the little girl were spot-on. The whole thing made me think of 'Boo" from "Monsters Inc." Then I saw her face, and I thought that it looked like something from one of the Final Fantasy movies. I couldn't justify in my head the combination of the two. The design of the little animal also gave it too much of a 'manga' feel for me to completely love the short.
Oded
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:20 am
in the spirit of beautiful shorts, here's a great one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qASf5DEN_c4&feature=youtu.be&a
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:32 am
Loved it.
Everything is so well done. Loved the eyes
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:37 am
that is some amazing animation work. This blows away Pixar animation. I love the realistic movements of her facial expressions. Awesome video.
Raul
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:40 am
I think is the best camera work I have seen in 3D.
vanvelvet
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:46 am
environment, compositing, and effects are really nice. but the character, uf, don`t like the animation, and design, is half human and doll, the face is like young girl in a child body, looks like too much realistic and could not be real because is not.
Art, compo & fx really nice!
filipe3x
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:58 am
I'm not gay, but I miss Sam Loya...
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:13 am
Wow, beautiful... Thanks for sharing.

Let's see, Thursday, the 8th.. we should see a tutorial on that using just Blender by the 9th. Thanks! j/k of course.

It does show me how much digital artistry I really DON'T know and much of what I probably never will but the added desire to learn more.
FISH
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:30 am
...I can't believe your baby is 2.5 years old already! That means I have been following you over the past 3 years !!!! Wow, time really does fly.

*No Comment on the vimeo post - I'm sure it's cool but I can't see vimeo feeds from work as they are blocked. Shhh, Kramer don't tell my work - thx! hee hee
MC
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:35 am
Totally fake ... baby squirrels are born all pink & hairless.
Marv
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:52 am
Very nice and very talented!!!
Thanks Andrew!

+1 very interesting video:
http://vimeo.com/10775596

P.S.: Hy from Ukraine!
Aleksandr (Marv) Lysenko
Stoyan
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:55 am
Magnificent! It's amazing what you can accomplish by putting your mind and passion to it. I believe those guys aren't professional and even so this piece looked great.

For those of you who asked for the software, used to create this video:

Maya, Photoshop, Combustion

No idea about the Pre-Viz and the final editing was probably done in Premiere.
Caives
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:57 am
Wooow!! Amazing work! The "Making of-video" was really interesting.

Awesome post, Andrew!
Mina Ihab
April 8th, 2010 @ 9:55 am
woooow that's really awesome i love it
hey andrew which software did they used?
and btw i love your tutr. keep the good working
Mina Ihab
April 8th, 2010 @ 9:57 am
woooow that’s really awesome i love it
hey andrew which software did they used?
and btw i love your tutr. keep the good working....
greetings from EGYPT:)..........
Mani
April 8th, 2010 @ 9:58 am
It is a great film. I really enjoyed it ... Attention to the details is excellent ... Thanks Andrew for the share ;)
Trevor
April 8th, 2010 @ 10:08 am
Beautiful! The sound design and music were great! I too felt like it was live action in the very beginning. Very well done.

And @MC, I don't believe it was supposed to be a squirrel. I think that's the reason you never fully see it because it's supposed to be left to your imagination what it is. An alien creature of some kind? Some undiscovered species. They don't let you see it because what it is isn't the story. Her discovery of it is.
Dan
April 8th, 2010 @ 11:04 am
This is obviously a work of passion by some very taleneted artists. Their love for the craft is visible in the details. Very well done.
Eric
April 8th, 2010 @ 11:04 am
Beautiful animation. What software did they use? It looks so real!!

I smell an Oscar nomination!
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:06 pm
Great! This was nearly photorealistic. It looked really good! Especially since 2 peop....Nah just kidding :)

About all parts of this are good. I think perhaps the little girls face had some parts that was a little too mature though. In some way, she seemed a little older than her body implied.
m0Nte
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
thats amazing .. Sebastien and Virginie are fantastic artists... i dont believe in this animation :o
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
Lighting in these scenes deserve a perfect 10. truly amazing. What is more amazing is that it being done by just two people with no budget. I simply love the camera movement, just because its so different. best shorts i've seen in a long time. thank you for posting. This sure is better than Logorama.
gANGSTA
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
@ Eric

To create 3d models they used maya.
Conor
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:23 pm
wow, pretty impressive- the music reminds me of the music from Forrest Gump! :)
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
I thought everything technical about it was amazing, and so was the music, but the basic story was boring. Everything else was good.
April 8th, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
Impressive! Details everywhere! Illumination is incredible and music so delicate! An impressive work on every single frame! Bravi Virginie and Sebastien! BRAVISSIMI!
Azez
April 8th, 2010 @ 2:29 pm
wwwoooow !!

how creative they are !!!

really creative !
Dan
April 8th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
Whoaa, that was truly awesome work and i give over 100 thumbs up to the guys who made it!
Heres another video (all CGI) thats also very nice and i really think you should watch.
http://vimeo.com/7809605
its very cool!
April 8th, 2010 @ 3:40 pm
Oh my god... That may be one of (if not) the best shorts I've ever seen. It's just... perfect.

"The animation of the eyes is just brilliant, anyone with young kids knows the familiar scanning and investigative stare."
I really agree there. The whole thing made me think of my baby sister (13 months).

Awesome post. I like your awesome after effects creations, but I think this is your best post in a long time.
April 8th, 2010 @ 3:55 pm
Oliver
April 8th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
looks brilliant, love the butterfly!
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:58 pm
wow those two people must feel proud becuase that was incredible.
syaf
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
im not a 3d artist, so...all of this knowledge of theirs making me envy..how bout you mr kramer..are you into detail 3d too? bones, rigging, collision scripting and vla vla...as for me, its just too much for me to focus on..
Byrd
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:10 pm
you should teach something on 3D animation :]
TJ
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:37 pm
Wow, that was really incredible. To think of all the work that went into making that. Wow.
Kevin C
April 8th, 2010 @ 10:01 pm
Amazing! That was a great video.
Brad Gillespie
April 8th, 2010 @ 11:32 pm
cool, the making of this was actually posted in the "inspirational works" forum awhile back.
Dave Starr
April 9th, 2010 @ 1:47 am
GREAT ! ... no other words.... just ... GREAT ! Thanks Andrew for sharing this ... masterpiece !
Ante
April 9th, 2010 @ 2:52 am
nice...no comment
April 9th, 2010 @ 5:58 am
MASTERPICE.
Incredibly beautiful and touching.

thank for sharing.
This short made me happy.
April 9th, 2010 @ 7:20 am
Thanks for posting this Andrew. It really inspired me to do more, and when I found the making of, it made it all the better.

Thanks again,
-mith
April 9th, 2010 @ 7:30 am
~Staggering~

!!!
Marcelo
April 9th, 2010 @ 8:08 am
It reminds me of Chucky, the killer Good Guy. Creepy.
Tarrizzzzzzzzz
April 9th, 2010 @ 9:45 am
This is THE most realistic looking camera movement I EVER saw. Exclamation mark. That's all I've got to say. Period.
Rich
April 9th, 2010 @ 10:02 am
Wow, stunning and inspiring. Thanks for posting. The "making of" video is good too.
Jordan
April 9th, 2010 @ 1:47 pm
This took two years to make.
It lasts 6 minutes.
It created over 800,000 files.
And it took up 1.2 Terabytes of space.

Amazing.

Thank AK for sharing this one with us.
Sondre
April 9th, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
What program did they use instead of After effects?
They used my favorite 3d-application; Autodesk Maya!
NM2007
April 9th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
Great Movie!!!how old is this girl :o) she looks like my daughter 2.5 year LOL

Thanx for posting it!
Nick
April 9th, 2010 @ 5:07 pm
WOW!

That was really amazing! The artwork was fantastic and The detail in the enviroment was just stunning.
kenahn
April 9th, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
just saw you on G4!
They were talking about videocopilot!
EgViAgN
April 9th, 2010 @ 6:53 pm
Humm, Yeah that's really awesome. I watched the "Making Of" and this thing was made on LAP TOPS!! They would have to be pretty stout Lap Tops to do that.
If they don't have jobs in the animation field yet they probably will, really soon.
Sean
April 9th, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
I just watched the Making Of as well. Quite inspiring.
Here's the link for anyone interested:
http://www.vimeo.com/7708580
Punuth Lasanka
April 10th, 2010 @ 1:17 am
Oh.........I have no words to thank you Andrew.when we can see your another tutorial.....Hey you are a great man...
Ruuj
April 10th, 2010 @ 8:05 am
WOW!! Great Find!!
Nate
April 10th, 2010 @ 8:59 am
You guys HAVE to see this - you too, Andrew :)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcv6dv_pixels-by-patrick-jean_creation
April 10th, 2010 @ 9:20 am
Thank you very much Andrew and I wish you could make part of the video for tutorials Animation
Thank you very much
Superkiro
April 10th, 2010 @ 10:19 am
rly awesome ,im dreaming to make an animation like this 1 but im jus 16 years old and egyptian , and having alot of studies >>NICE POST<<
April 10th, 2010 @ 11:15 am
Oh... My... God... !!!!!
Amazing job
Mukesh Gandhi
April 10th, 2010 @ 11:50 am
Amazing !!! Thanks Kramer
Jonathan
April 10th, 2010 @ 12:36 pm
That was great! Thanks Andrew! I did notice more than 2 artist on the credits though.
Caleb Ward
April 10th, 2010 @ 1:33 pm
This is why animation is so great... To think that two guys are able to dream up something so elaborate with no budget is really inspiring to me. Keep posting stuff like this! Your the best Andrew... you and people just like you have inspired me to take up a career in digital art. Thanks for sticking up for the little guys.
Vizion
April 10th, 2010 @ 11:27 pm
Wow this is extraordinary. The amount of effort put in this is probably out of this world. They even capture the dust particles that are reflected in the sun in some few instances. The attention to detail is just amazing.
iCandy
April 11th, 2010 @ 2:14 am
Wow amazing! Meline really reminds me to my girlfriends litle sister (2 years old), recently we found a wounded bird and she kept stroking it and wanted to care for it because she had never seen it before.

Truely fantastic animation!
CD
April 11th, 2010 @ 3:06 am
Ur little one's already 2.5 yrs old? Wow ... time passes really fast !
MattexFilms
April 11th, 2010 @ 2:41 am
From what i can see from the behind the scenes they used autodesk maya. Oh and it is the most brilliant peice of work i have ever seen made by two people!
Antonio
April 11th, 2010 @ 4:32 am
Awesome. I think they should work on a longer version now the worlds knows them. Can anybody tell me which tools are used in this animation (it's shown in the making of), i detect maya and premiere pro. Thank u all.
April 11th, 2010 @ 5:11 am
Amazing....!!!!
April 11th, 2010 @ 5:19 am
Wow, your daughters already 2.5? I remember when you first blogged about her being born. Great video too by the way. They have some really amazing CG.
April 11th, 2010 @ 8:51 am
AMAZING the talent coming out of the world with what we've been given, people just need a medium, something to get their idea out there... Spectacular work
April 11th, 2010 @ 9:46 am
vive la France ! :)
April 11th, 2010 @ 5:41 pm
you have to check this out... its call PIVOT... pretty dope action animation
http://vimeo.com/9178331
jo
April 11th, 2010 @ 10:02 pm
oh my goooood ;_;
amazing moving..

so girl so cute ~!
JuanSul
April 12th, 2010 @ 8:07 am
I love how camera moves. Great shortfilm!
BIGGMAGAZINE
April 12th, 2010 @ 8:10 am
EXCELLENCE AT ITS BEST.....NOW LETS TRY A HUMAN LIKE THIS
Rick
April 12th, 2010 @ 12:29 pm
Beautiful animation just loving it :D
keep on the great work
April 12th, 2010 @ 2:40 pm
@Ragnar Borsheim
that's one of the coolest vfx sequences ever. this animation is the best full CG ever, but that's some amazing compositing.

I lol'd at all the game references.
sajmon
April 12th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
I think the girl's face looks too old, but in general the film is a great work
David Guardado Pablos
April 12th, 2010 @ 5:15 pm
que bien, perfecto los movimientos de camara los sonidos, todo muy bien, wuaaa, te dan ganas de seguir en esto, saludos
Shane
April 12th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm
The cinematography is insane, along with the picture and lighting. Animation wasn't perfect, but nothing is. Thanks for the post!
April 13th, 2010 @ 3:02 am
i love making shorts like this

I recently made one, but i dont do animations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UEHk3p7VDY
selvarajan
April 13th, 2010 @ 3:08 am
Hello when is over the ledge tutorial coming?
Tim
April 13th, 2010 @ 6:13 am
Super cool. The behavior of the girl is spot on. She actually looks like my daughter. Brilliant!
Brian
April 13th, 2010 @ 11:46 am
Thanks for sharing that Andrew...I feel...humbled. Haha! My friend sent me this link and I'm wondering if this is all AE? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXtT3rZcqg
Brian
April 13th, 2010 @ 11:47 am
...regarding my last post... the link has been taken down by user so never mind. :P
martygras9
April 13th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
Amazing visuals. I can't sing the filmmakers' praises enough. However, everyone seems a bit too preoccupied with the glitz and ignoring the complete lack of story.
DoG_of_WaR
April 13th, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
5* for creativity 6* for execution

briliant work 2 more troppers for the multemedia army

greatings from Portugal
tesa
April 13th, 2010 @ 6:48 pm
very nice, thanks for sharing. have you all seen The third and the Seventh? a work of a sensitive artist, beautiful: http://vimeo.com/7809605

tesa
Gabriel
April 14th, 2010 @ 4:58 am
Were are you ANDREW?
Please,just make a post!
cariaga
April 14th, 2010 @ 5:48 am
maybe the budget doset matter its the
talent,skills,determination, perseverance,time management and creativity that really matters

god bless them and all
April 14th, 2010 @ 5:53 am
this is extraordinary.but you need a devlloped the focus of the camera.is very fantastic.
arpan
April 14th, 2010 @ 6:37 am
just saw ur work,truly inspiring
April 14th, 2010 @ 7:43 am
that was beautifully done. and the story was touching. amazing stuff. thanks for sharing it andrew.
Anthony Herrington
April 14th, 2010 @ 8:55 am
Getting antsy for the next Tutorial, AK! :D
tsoomoo
April 14th, 2010 @ 9:33 am
woooooowwwww.. Amazing...
April 14th, 2010 @ 1:26 pm
Other talented artists here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hACsA1t0YoE&feature=player_embedded
For me: GENIUS!
April 14th, 2010 @ 2:40 pm
Very nice short! Simple storytelling, but done in a unique fasion ;)

If you want to see more great work, I just saw this short the other day and think its pretty good too ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NcZEf8eaT4
Xbsr
April 14th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
Gorgeous work. That's the french touch.
Et ma fille s'appelle Méline en plus.
Thanks Andrew.
issamlestar
April 14th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm
nice animation
i wich that some days i will mak like this
April 14th, 2010 @ 6:50 pm
Totally unrelated -but I swear Optical Flares has been used in the brand new Deftones Video for Diamond Eyes. Awesome Song, and sick video.

Check it out, the use of flares is so sweet...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=104264416
April 15th, 2010 @ 6:45 am
SOOO detailed ;O

I especially liked the way how the camera moves trough the scene, and the depth of field.
Rob
April 15th, 2010 @ 9:44 am
WOW, thats an amazing short movie. perfect animation and sound.... It goes to show, all of us are capable of producing movie quality animations, you don't have to be a profession to do it. I watched the making of the movie, i expected them to say they used Houdini or Maya or 3DS Max & After effects, but i haven't heard of the program they used... prevas? prevus? or something, anyone know?
oliver
April 15th, 2010 @ 10:51 am
OMG i cant take it anymore hurry up with the new ledge tutorial!!!!! im going mad refreshing the page every half an hour!!!!!!!
Ian
April 15th, 2010 @ 1:24 pm
Try this one two...awesome morfing effects...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmR0V6s3NKk&feature=fvw

cool
April 15th, 2010 @ 2:29 pm
This was so Epic !!
Danny Mckibbin
April 15th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
Wow, if they made that about 30x longer that would make them a lot of money and give them a lot of recognition :D
bob
April 15th, 2010 @ 7:43 pm
bring something new!!!
April 15th, 2010 @ 8:02 pm
just Amazing....

ammazing camara movement..
i don't have an award but have a
salute to the artist....

just Awesome ... :D
Nox
April 16th, 2010 @ 1:45 am
At the beginning i thought it was live action until the girl came into the picture. Absolutely sick. Wonder what software they used to create this.
April 16th, 2010 @ 5:07 am
@Ian: incredible video! Really great morfing and graphical style too!
April 16th, 2010 @ 5:57 am
Meet Meline is testimony to the power of both the talent and the superb animation tools we are so lucky to have available to us right at home. Finally we are seeing the beginning of the end of the corporate-owned movie industry.
CineDirector
April 16th, 2010 @ 9:24 am
Oh my god! It's cinematographic orgasm. excellent!!!
FredM
April 16th, 2010 @ 10:56 am
Un-be-lievable!
April 16th, 2010 @ 2:34 pm
hello andrew about the very good video is beautiful and I loved it as you were saying the animation of the eyes is very good and very tender greetings from the end of the world

saludos desde ushuaia
April 16th, 2010 @ 4:21 pm
this is beautifull!!!


disney/pixar this clip please!
April 16th, 2010 @ 7:01 pm
All I can say is WOW!! The animation, modeling, textures, camera movements, focus, and sound design were of the highest caliber!!

I hope they win many awards!!
Asri
April 16th, 2010 @ 9:38 pm
They used Maya right..y say it no budget..(dont understand..)
Steely
April 17th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
They did that "AT HOME" and with "ONLY 2 LAPTOPS" (I watched the making) OMG!, I am well into animation and VFX and know that I will never be Hollywood Standard but I though I was ok for an amateur but, this really really puts me to shame and even with my brilliant desktop set-up and software. This is absolutely brilliant. They must win some type of amateur award for this or something. If anyone knows of their work been entered anywhere for a vote, please let me know as I will vote for them as they really deserve every single vote they can get.
April 17th, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
awsome! u guys are great!
April 17th, 2010 @ 11:58 pm
Hey Andrew lets see a post! What do you think about CS5???
Pach
April 18th, 2010 @ 4:17 am
Just love the camera movement.. wew..!
Pach
April 18th, 2010 @ 4:18 am
This is really awesome... no doubt about it...
Jacob
April 18th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm
Truly moving, but the shaky image was sometimes confusing.
Marc M.
April 18th, 2010 @ 1:01 pm
This looks amazing. The has Pretty animated eyes :p
I wish i could do so amazing things. but i haven't enough practice. maybe in the future ;) but great post andrew ;)
Kyle
April 18th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
The start is very similar to Up because if I remember it starts with her in the abandoned house and drawing pictures too.
bobafet1000
April 18th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
awsome love to see the full feature film
Toni
April 19th, 2010 @ 5:37 am
awesome it was really really great...
April 19th, 2010 @ 7:33 am
Andrew Kramer please tutorial with mocha and if it is possible tutorial using after effect cs 5 new features
April 19th, 2010 @ 3:07 pm
I saw someone say something about doing a CS5 tutorial. I'm not getting CS5 until they realize that dropping support for 32 bit plugins was the stupidest thing they ever did. I use normality in almost all of my projects and I'm not getting something that doesn't support it.

Half of the people using After Effects used it because of all the 3rd party plugins. Getting rid of that functionality "leveled the playing field" (Stefan Minning).
reni2040
April 19th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
No words can explain this......
April 20th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
Wow! Amazing animation! Great sound design and music!
Frank
April 20th, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
Andrew, You mentioned that there were two artist that were responsible for this, yet the credits were riddled with additional names and such. By artists did you simply mean CG animation? I felt as if one day i could climb to this level of proficiency with a 3d program until i saw the ending credits.
Anthony
April 21st, 2010 @ 7:37 pm
All I need to do to get inspired is to come to videocopilot.net and poof right in from of me there it is, always something new and refreshing. I love this short it is awesome. Btw Andrew I also have a 2.5 year old and understood completely.
nfok
April 22nd, 2010 @ 5:06 am
Great job! I've been following on twitter the making of along the last 2 years of "Meet Meline". I do think the girl could be more realistic in render terms, but the feeling of the character it's perfect, astonishing.

For those who say things like "it's creepy" or "has bad IK Blending"... I bet you can't do anything 10perCent of the quality of this video, so please, shut up with the blame and enjoy it.

Also love the camera work, it's incredible. You can feel you are there, almost like another little animal through the floor or under the van following her movements.

Hope once I would work as well as they do.
Ryan Orr
April 22nd, 2010 @ 6:21 am
FYI for Andrew and the rest of you loyal and faithful VideoCopilot.net followers...cgsociety.org has an article that shows a little behind the scenes about this short animation. Very interesting.

http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=5625&page=1
Lee Glen
April 22nd, 2010 @ 6:30 am
I really enjoyed meline. I noticed it was in every language known to man. All you have to do is fill in with your own imagination. Excellent!
ubuntu
April 22nd, 2010 @ 11:23 am
oh my god i still use the ae cs3 !no no !!!
shans
April 23rd, 2010 @ 4:40 am
Erwin Roossien
April 23rd, 2010 @ 8:09 am
WOW! Amazing... this is the best site ever! All i'm missing is a iphone app ;) but then again i now check the mobile version of the site on it on the way.
April 25th, 2010 @ 10:08 am
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p3riko
April 25th, 2010 @ 10:45 am
MOTIONBUILDER AND 3DS MAX?
Johnfarg
April 26th, 2010 @ 4:17 am
very wonderful work indeed!!!!
jibinpmathew
April 26th, 2010 @ 4:34 am
oho my god!!!!!!!!!!!
Abdul Saboor Azizi
April 26th, 2010 @ 5:23 am
Hello, thanks very mush from your great taturials. You are a great, generous and a good teacher for us. You teach us very will. I wish all the best.
April 26th, 2010 @ 11:48 am
That's a dangerous place for a little girl her age.

Heavy objects falling down, sharp toolssss.

Where are her parents?

I'm calling Child Protective Services :)
Shaub Miah
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:37 am
Bravissimo!!!!!!!!!
cookyy
June 18th, 2010 @ 3:31 am
this looks so awesome!
July 6th, 2010 @ 11:20 pm
Goog short! All looks good, but the skin is not detailed enough I think.
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