Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I'm excited to start planning the release with Eric, Dave and team at Gkids over the coming months as we finish production.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I Just wanted to share a few snaps and thoughts from the past weeks recording.
I think 99% of its there now with just maybe a few last things to do before the mix.
Next weekend Ill be in Sofia for the recording of the orchestra which is really exciting.
Im already dreaming about the next project - its a pity somehow that they take so long to get to this stage .
Watching and hearing the musicians playing is magical thing for me , I realise how special and collabrative the filmmaking process is.
After The Secret of Kells I toyed with the idea that Song of the Sea could be a comic that I could make either alone or with a small team.
But the story was about music at its heart and I knew it had to be an animated film , the music is such an important part of the story , the tone and the atmosphere and much of the emotional impact is carried by the music.
The collabration between Bruno and Kila has been even more enmeshed this time around , I am excited to see it all mixed and edited with the visuals over the coming months.
Bruno listening to the song of the sea.
Jean Phillipe waiting to play his part.
Rossa plays Spud the Fairys part in the fairy fort sequence.
Rossa has an amazing collection of percussion and sound makers , even a set of ancient bones from
viking times that he plays.
We recorded in the beautiful setting of Pickering Forest where Kila have recorded most of their albums .. A really fascinating place full of history abd character.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Its been too long since my last update , things have been moving very quickly and we have been busy on several fronts.
Im just back from Digital Graphics in Belgium . Adrien and I try to visit twice a month now as we near the last stages of ink and paint and compositing .
Its all shaping up nicely but the pressure is on due to the deadline and budget constraints.
"one down 100s to go "as Serge said.
Damien and Celine are in the photo - both of whom are old friends from the Secret of Kells its great to work with them again.
In the background you can see the poster for another recent project they worked on - Ernest and Celestine , a beautiful film that just won 3 awards at the Magritte film awards cermony and is nominated for an academy award next month in LA.
I started the week here in Celbridge in Ireland with Bruno Coulais , Lisa Hannigan and Kila who are busy working on the songs and music.
We also had little Lucey O'Connell here too recording the singing voice of Saoirse.
Our editor Darragh Byrne took some lovely photos.
They have been joined by French cellist Jean-Philippe Audin . We just had a chat and amazingly he studied music with ( our art director ) Adrien 's mum many moons ago.
Its a small world sometimes.
I leave you with a sketch I made of Ronan from Kila on Tuesday morning and a promise to update again very soon- theres announcments happening in Berlin this week that I'm
excited to share so stay tuned...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Next week Im doing a video link up with CTN in LA to make a similar presentation - hopefully it will all go towards creating a good buzz for the film amongst animators and animation fans.
It will be live streamed online too anyone can watch ...
We met many new friends and saw some impressive footage from a new stop motion Norwegian feature film.