A short film by Lilian Hardouineau, who is French or Romanian or whatever (a sort of ‘in joke’).
SO… here we go.
It’s ultimately a good piece in terms of cinematography. It’s a good car chase, it’s fine. Now obviously I like it when 3d has hand drawn bits in it but i’m really not a fan of this, It just seems lazy to me. they must have seen that when the lines are completely still and motionless that there is something wrong. It just appears dead. This must be why they put that weird layer over the top, just to add some extra movement so you aren’t how lifeless But it’s the wrong type of filter, it’s for making things look grainy and old, for 1930′s black and white film – Not for a slick, clean and crisp 3d car chase. What it could do with is a filter that picks up on the drawn edges and lines to make them flicker and wobble. I’ve had a quick go at this, using Photoshop to edit every frame of a sequence. It’s ok. It can be used as the final outcome or layered up with the original (and more) in After Effects.
The city and all of the buildings are fine, they don’t need to move around, they aren’t whizzing about in a car chase, they look fantastic, so does the sky! Also the depth of field helps to blur them out of focus a bit so you don’t get too distracted by them.
The bus scene is the made up only of the altered Photoshop images. The super low resolution does not suit this and the grains are much too long. I should re-render this sequence in high definition really.
The squid has the Photo-shopped layer blended in with the others. It’s quite subtle but it has added some contrast and made the whole thing less grey. Again, for some reason the resolution is not high enough, not sure why on this one though.
tl;dr You can’t expect that a still image of scribbles will keep it’s energy and ‘feel’ when it’s used in video, unaltered and for long periods of time.