Are you working on another short animation now?
For the moment, I don’t have any other short animation in process. Just some ideas, but nothing defined.
Did you have a team of animators or CG artists working on Zzzzzzleeping Beauty?
No, I made everything on my own: from story to editing. The production took 7 months. In the morning, I worked on the project at school but in the afternoon, I had to work at Studio Matamore on other projects. So at night, when my wife prepared the dinner (thanks my love) and after, I worked on the film again until midnight. A lot of weekends without going out, tv, walking in the nature...Just work and work and work. It was hard, but at same time full of pleasure, because I made the thing that I really like so much.
During the production, I did all the voices, but with my portuguese-french accent, no one could understand what the characters said. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to finish all the animations for the exam but the jury liked the film even so and advised me to finish it after the school time. That’s what a did. I called some french friends to do the voices and the definitive music: Nicolas Planchais as narrator, Laetitia Lefebvre as princess and Olivier Lafuma for the music and some sound effects.
What are your goals for the future?
For the future, I would like to work as animator in a company where I can find great ambience and good friends with whom I can change many informations. Animation is a lot of work and great pleasure also, and I hope to keep going as much as I can. It’s like giving birth to something inanimated, and for me it’s so great. As Doctor Frankenstein said: “it’s alive, it’s alive” that’s the same feeling when I finish any animation I do.
I’m available now. I’m looking for work in the animation industry (films, series or games) and if I have a chance to find a great job thanks to my film Zzzzzleeping Beauty here in CGChannel, I will live happily and have many children with my princess...