I possess a near-superhuman ability to ignore everything that resides outside the scope of whatever infatuation currently occupies my mind grapes. This is an amazing trait to have if your day job is to dictate, in exhausting detail, exactly what a computer should do but becomes a burden when nearly everyone you care about wonders why your focus is eternally elsewhere. I, like the protagonist in the attached, would do just fine in a post-apocalyptic lonerverse as long as I had something to focus my obsessive attention on.
In my pre-dad anxiety I told a good friend, in near tears, that I was terrified of being a bad father. His response was, “As long as you want to be one, you will.” Essentially, if that voice is consistenly in your quivver of instincts all that’s needed is to listen (and act on) what it tells you.
In the past year and a half I’ve found myself in many similar moments – though certainly less extreme – to the one that takes place at 4:24: typing away, figuring shit out and riding high on the supremely satisfying buzz that accompanies the Sacred Act of Making Shit™ only to be unexpectedly interrupted. Writing an application is like building a house of cards; you know, before writing a single line of code, what the final functional outcome will be but the act of actually constructing it takes a long stretch of continuous concentration.
When a toddler wants your attention it is near-impossible to do anything else. Either you are present or you are not; as someone who has been both a child and an adult I’m all-too-aware that there’s no in-between. But attention can be deflected and, in the moments when I’d rather be absorbed in me, my natural tendency is to hand her my phone (or some other suitable distraction) instead of seizing the opportunity to revel in the peculiar magic that accompanies interacting with another human life.
Luckily, that’s typically when the ‘be a good dad’ voice rises up and – even though my preliminary, lazy and selfish instincts often wish it would shut up – I force myself to listen.
It’s graduation film season and Jérémi Boutelet, Thibaud Clergue, Tristan Ménard, Camille Perrin, Gaël Megherbi and Lucas Veber of Supinfocom Arles have set a high standard for any shorts to come. Special mentions are due to both Nathan Blais & Sylvain Livenais (of Spectral Approche) for the killer sound design; headphones are a must.
P.S. Our Supinfocom feed is pretty rad.
posted by respondcreate on Aug. 15, 2013 in Videos | tags: animation, camille perrin, colorful, gaël megherbi, hd, jérémi boutelet, lucas veber, nathan blais, ocean, supinfocom, sylvain livenais, thibaud clergue, tristan ménard
File under: LOLWAT
NSFW Disclaimer: If you couldn’t already tell from the tease plate above, this video is a veritable bag-o-animated-dicks so you probably shouldn’t watch this at work.
There’s something inexplicably wonderful about professionally executing such a ridiculous premise. Paul Jaulmes, Guillamume Cunis and Boris Croisé made the attached while at Supinfocom Arles and would like it to be the first in a – ahem – longer series so, if you want to see more phallus-centric adventures, head over to their aptly named ‘The Willies’ Indie-Go-Go site and donate some euros.
P.S. Hit up our Supinfocom feed for more rad student-created animated shorts.
This bizarre, gorgeous short created at Supinfocom Arles by Paulin Cointot, Dorianne Fibleuil, Antoine Robert and Maud Sertour is packed to the gills with gobs of subtle, pleasing visual detail. Full-screen is a must. ENJOY!
A whimsical, super-fun and bizarre seven-minute treat. Cheers to Alex Vial, Martin Brunet, Leslie Martin and Matthieu Garcia (of Supinfocom) for the stellar visuals as well as Neal Williams and Julien Bégault who handled the music and sound design, respectively.
When you’re done watching the attached be sure to check out the other fantastic shorts created by Supinfocom students that we’ve posted to the site. Enjoy!
posted by respondcreate on Jul. 14, 2012 in Videos | tags: alex vial, animation, bizarre, colorful, hd, julien bégault, leslie martin, lolwat, martin brunet, matthieu garcia, nature, neal williams, premiumfilms, supinfocom, whimsical
Clement Crocq, Margaux Duran-Rival and Nicolas Novali – three former students of Supinfocom Arles – cooked up this little gem as their final graduation project. Do yourself a favor: ensure 1080p is selected and wait patiently until a generous amount of bits load into your random access memory before clicking play; it’d be a shame to get interrupted once shit starts trippin’ balls. I’ll leave it to that…don’t want to spoil the surprise. Enjoy!
Click here to see other fantastic animated shorts by Supinfocom students previously posted on The Tripatorium™.
posted by respondcreate on Nov. 09, 2011 in Videos | tags: animation, clement crocq, colorful, flying, french, hd, inca, margaux duran-rival, nicolas novali, psychedelic, spiritual, supinfocom, tribal, trippy
Three students from French graphics/animation school Supinfocom – Marc Bouyer, Max Loubaresse and Anthony Vivien – put together this fantastic, bizarre and gorgeously animated short about Pete, “the greatest salesman of all of Pickle City and beyond”. It’s deliciously weird and loads of fun – in fact, it reminds me of one of my all-time favorites, Freakazoid!. I’d love to see this get developed into a TV show or feature length movie. Enjoy!
Five students from Supinfocom Arles – Paul Alexandre, Maxime Cazaux, Dara Cazamea, Romain Delaunay and Bruno Ortolland – expertly crafted this surreal, bizarre and most-definitely trippy animated short for their final graduation project. As a life-long fan of monster movies I whole-heartedly approve. Enjoy!
A big thanks goes to Ted Mentele for submitting this all-the-way back in May. Our apologies for not getting it on the site sooner; it was inexplicably buried deep within our inbox and, like a treasure long buried, became a most-welcome surprise when we unearthed it this morning. Cheers!
A gorgeously animated take on the bizarre world of bullfighting packed with strange visions, hallucinations and loads of symbolism. It’s rather nice, really. MATATORO was directed and animated by Mauro Carraro, Raphaël Calamote and Jérémy Pasquet, all students at the Arles campus of Supinfocom in France. Well done, lads!
It’s almost as if being french makes you preternaturally qualified to make wonderful, animated short films. Am I right? This particular gem has it all: fantastic visuals, original art direction and an engaging, surprising storyline.