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Travis-Anderson Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@03:21lovely story!
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Avalantis Jul 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@04:16Wow, thanks!! Thanks for dropping by, taking a moment to watch and leave such a nice comment :]
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Avalantis Sep 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@03:29Thanks, back then it wasn't known I just read about it a few days ago. :blush:
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Avalantis Sep 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
lol maybe true, he at least thinks so ;]
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:iconfelcane-studios:
Repetitive it may be but it is still incredibly entertaining. Silly man :giggle:
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:iconfelcane-studios:
Wow that is definitely a lot of work. That is what I can passion for your pieces and a serious attention to detail. Lot of time consuming work to do that but the end result is incredible and a great addition to the animation over all ^.^
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Avalantis Sep 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thank you :]
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Avalantis Sep 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot!
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Avalantis Sep 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Love your cloud icon :]
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DavisMarie Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sacha Baron Cohen comes to mind but Johnny Depp would be excellent as well... Just a couple of Burton's favorites lol :nod:
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Avalantis Sep 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@03:44thanks a lot :)
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Avalantis Sep 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@03:18Thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed it xx
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Avalantis Sep 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
haha really, it's absolutely not similar :p here you can listen to just the theme [link] I do love monkey's island tho :]
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psycho23 Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!

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Avalantis Sep 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
hehe I like your worldplay there :]
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JazzInked Sep 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Thats incredible. Great job, interns! Hur hur
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Avalantis Sep 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
hehe it looks better on the big screen since you can see the mind trick a bit better (he bumps off the "frame"). thanks x
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rotane Sep 16, 2009   General Artist
Of course it's bearable!
It's clever actually, like the turning page has a transparent window, or something. It was just odd when I watched it, kinda unexpected, and maybe not fitting with the rest of the movie.. Maybe that's why it stood out a bit.

Ah well, don't read too much it, i'm only nitpicking :)
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It's actually "The Somewhat Queer yet SILLY Mr.Tophat".
It is about a man whose pride is so big - manifesting in the tallest tophat of all - that he loses everything without ever being or becoming aware of it.


This is my graduation film from AKV|St.Joost (the Netherlands) in 2008. I did a BA in Animation and currently am doing a MA in Animation Direction at the National Film & Television School in the UK. I know I already linked to this film before, but now that I got a film account on DA I figured I might as well upload it fully :]

In the end this film became more a technical practice in animation/compositing than a good piece of storytelling. Because of the time limit I had to make the choice of finishing the piece instead of experimenting more like I originally wanted. Thanks to the help of some lovely (and greatly talented) bunch of people however, I managed to get a good end result I think :]


CREDITS:
Direction, design & concept: Bianca Ansems
Voice-over: J.C. [link]
Music & soundtrack: Ruud Terhaag [link]
2D Animation: Merel Fellinger (as intern) & Bianca Ansems
3D Animation: Eric Giessmann [link]
Written by: Bianca Ansems, with help of Chris Wright & J.C.

Shown/selected at:
- tent. Academy Awards 2008
- Holland Animation Film Festival
- International Film Festival Breda with Wasserette
- Istanbul International Film Festival
- some russian film festival hah!
- Expeditie Belcrum in the pre-program for the outdoor-screening of the film Juno
- KleurenteleviZie Breda
- Cultuurnacht Breda
- Gogbot Festival te Enschede (with .TAA selection)
- Dresden (with .TAA selection)
- Milan (with .TAA selection)
- Istanbul (with .TAA selection)
- Melbourne (with .TAA selection)


Made with TVPaint for 2Danimation, Adobe Photoshop for concept design/illustrations, Adobe Aftereffects for compositing, and Maya for 3D.
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The Somewhat Queer Mr.Tophat by ~Avalantis

It is about a man whose pride is so big - manifesting in the tallest tophat of all - that he loses everything without ever being or becoming aware of it. ( Suggested by r7ll and Featured by InpuUpUaut )
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Travis-Anderson Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@03:21lovely story!
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@04:16let me just say, this animation was really good! I mean, I loved the way you did it with the book, adding the animations in it. I also loved the over-voice, too. All in all, this has to be one of the most amazing animations I have seen on this site since I joined : )
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Avalantis Jul 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
@04:16Wow, thanks!! Thanks for dropping by, taking a moment to watch and leave such a nice comment :]
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:icondado24:
@04:15nice story, love the way you told it.
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Avalantis May 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@04:15Thank you very much! Thanks for watching :]
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wezenbeesje Nov 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Finally DD! I suggested this one too, but seems someone else had better reasons. :P
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Avalantis Nov 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
oh thank you that is so sweet of you! :heart:
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shaman-from-serbia Sep 19, 2009  Student Filmographer
@03:29Indeed it is queer but funny.I like that nothing is untouched. pictures, text margins... Every element seams active and story telling!
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Avalantis Sep 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@03:29Thank you! I want to stretch this concept much further. It reminds me a bit of the old winnie the pooh stories where the illustrations interact with the text too. Apparently Disney will do that in the new winnie the pooh movie!
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shaman-from-serbia Sep 21, 2009  Student Filmographer
@03:29Oh? Nice. But that's Disney, sure it may have had influence, but I still think this is pretty cool and original!
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