So what did you do on your summer vacation? Louis Thomas, a second year animation student from Gobelins, made Playing With Light with his friend Theo Guignard over the summer, during their two month work placement at Cube Creative in Paris.
The pair did all pre-production, storyboards, layout, animation, backgrounds and colors. In fact, if they gave awards for use of color, this short film would be a strong contender for a top prize. I asked Thomas about how the film came together. He graciously wrote back with this:
“Madeline Peirsman helped us a lot on pre compositing (colors in photoshop). Then came Benjamin Moreau for the compositing during 3 weeks. We worked with the sound designer who also made the music, Adrien Caslis, because we wanted to have a sort of clip or a short film with a stronger impact due of the corelation between music and visuals…
“We also had a lot of advice from the professionals at “Cube” from the storyboard to the render, color script… We worked in 2D, animation on paper, then scaned and colors in photoshop…we made all the compositing in after effects and some miscellaneous animation (fishes, jellyfish and special effects) on flash.”