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PHOSPHORUS - Graduation short film 2021

PHOSPHORUS - Graduation short film 2021

The Pitch

Basking in a theatres lights, a realm of dust particles dances in unison. One sprite suddenly gets the chance to be centre stage…

 

The Film 

 

 

What are your visual inspirations ?  

We were very inspired by the careful designs of Art Nouveau of the Belle Epoque, classic Golden Age films that used early Technicolour, the variety of colors and designs found in microscopic sea life… we had a myriad of places to draw inspiration from.
 

How did you come up with the story and the visuals ?  

I think the most important moment for us was going to see the making-of film of Les Indes Galantes at Bastille Opera. It was there that the idea for a dance-centric film first emerged. After that, the British film The Red Shoes became a reference for us in terms of style and visual language.

 

Did each person take care of one sequence ?  

Yes, although we had plenty of help on each of our parts for cleanup and colour. We also had Craig Grieve model the theatre in 3D after our original designs.

 

How did you come up with the music ?   

 

We took both Ravel and Shostakovich as our musical references, especially “La Valse” and “Piano Trio no.2”. respectively.

 

How did you manage the artistic choices as a team ?   

I think that we were all on the same page about using light as the central element, so that made the design process quite streamlined, since it is such a universal theme. After that, we always worked iteratively, trying to build upon and improve on what was already there.

 

The Directors
 

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About

  • EDUARDO ADSUARA  : eduardo.adsuara @edu.gobelins.fr
    Animator and former aerospace engineer from Spain, interested in the integration of sound and image. Interested in learning all aspects of the craft, including writing, storyboarding, visual development and production.

  • JENNIFER BELOBI : jennifer.belobi@edu.gobelins.fr
    Recipient of the Netflix Africa scholarship and interested in conceptualising diverse stories through visual development, scriptwriting and 2D animation with the ambition to be a writer/ director.

  • KEILIDH BRADLEY : https://www.keilidh.com/  / keilidh.bradley@edu.gobelins.fr  / Twitter/IG : @lynxspots
    A character designer, storyteller and 2D animator, with aspirations of becoming a director. Passionate about nature, mythology and the human experience. Hails from bonnie Scotland.

Credits

CREATORS/DIRECTORS/ WRITTERS/ANIMATORS : Eduardo ADSUARA, Jennifer BELOBI, Keilidh BRADLEY

STRINGS : Adrien JURKOVIC, Thomas DESCAMPS, Raphaël PAGNON, Simon IACHAMET

MUSIC : Studio MBC - Valentin MARINELLI, Clément BARBIER

SOUND Design : Laurent JIMANEZ

SOUND Mixage : Benjamin CABAJ

CHOREOGRAPHER : Mélanie Lomoff

STORY CONSULTANTS : Rory M CHEYNE, Anne RICAUD, Peter VAUGHAN

WITH THE HELP OF : Eduardo ADSUARA, Deborah BARKER, Jennifer BELOBI, Constance BERTOUX, Marion BOIS-ROND, Camille BOZEC, Keilidh BRADLEY, Dionne BURGESS, Michelle CHAN, Feben ELIAS, Craig GRIEVE, Pauline MAUVIERE, Hugo MICHALET, Ada HERNAEZ, Grace Tyler PATTERSON, Rebecca PERRONE, Mareike WATERKOTTE, Miranda CF SCHNEIDER, Melissa STOAKES, Miky TRAN

 

 

Published on 14 October 2021

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