Tais-toi Mon Coeur and Lost Cargo

Is it just me? Or is it getting harder and harder to see the difference between stop mo and 3D these days.

Tais-toi Mon Coeur found at: Motionographer
Lost Cargo found by: Mark Osberg


2nd Year student Zac has a rant about Tais-toi Mon Coeur

14 comments:

frank said...

I found the main character in "Lost Cargo" had immediate appeal; an ugly maggot eating monster with appeal? (then he had to pick his nose in that unique way).

Mitch in a mask said...

'tais-toi mon coeur' is crap.

Bring your sword to the duelling field Zac.

mitch in a mask said...

I found the acting and poses quite 'wooden' :0

Mr. Saeton said...

mitch, are you high?

frank said...

Zac's got me interested in this 'tais-toi mon coeur' music clip. Just waiting for it to download.

The info on the link page shows that it is 3D but crafted to look stop mo'. The interview is worth a read and has built up some big expectations.

mitch in a mask said...

Saton, you can't tell me you liked the eukaleili?

Ian said...

What a confusing conversation. Was that even Mitch? Or Zac pretending to be Mitch? Or waaaaaa?!?!?!

son of a mitch said...

It's probably not Mitch. He'd use his log in. Speaking of which, did you see "Southpark" tonight?

Mr. Saeton said...

ok, to begin, i dont do duels... i sneak up behind when you arent looking and knife you alot.
now, i really like this clip for multiple reasons. the characters are some kind of mechanical dolls (maybe this woulsd explain your 'wooden' issues mitch) who are in a strained relation ship of sorts. the male wants the female to respond to his feelings but she refuses him. when the couple are arguing first you can really see that the male is trying to reach out to the female. his hands and pose lean in towrds her, trying to connect, as a metaphor for those of you with minds firmly in gutters. she however, keeps pushing him back with what im calling counter poses. the part where she is feed up and ditches her umberella at his feet is brilliant. even when she walks away and he picks up the umbrella, you can feel the longing in the way he looks at and caresses it. when he almost jovially walks up to the cliff edge and commits him self to the pit, you can see at first that the peice of her, the brolly, is all he needs to be happy, it puts a spring in his step. when he jamms the thing into his 'heart' the camera changes and the scenery behind him is that deep brooding red, lovely, that is. even after he falls, it goes into a deep blue, a depressive colour to suit what is being seen and not confuse it as a funny gag. im gonna take a break and look at a couple of scenes specifically then go deeper into the break down...

frank said...

Yes that is one beautiful 'kiss off' she gives him and I like the body language (line of action, power centre) as she stomps off.

frank said...

That's not a walk to the cliff he does. That's an "Astaire", that foot slide drag is quite beautiful.

frank said...

His pose as he's about to stab the umbrella in his heart is down on bended knee. Is he proposing. Is it a romatic cliche. But the execution is quite samurai. And nice cuts to the girl who is hiding, probably waiting for him to follow her. But he's obviously a mad Frenchy.

mitch in a mask said...

You guys are kidding. That walk when he is transformed is way too slow and feet dragging.

Mr. Saeton said...

righty-o peeps here we go, to address an issue raised this year in the animation course primarily, why i find this appealing. if you look at the characters, they are coloured in black, white and skin hues. simple, no? props tend to be coloured according to the scene and the background has a malleable quality to it that has been used gorgeously. the way the characters move, they have a very snappy way of going from position to position. when the male lead gets turned into the monster though, he suddenly has a new way of moving on the freakishly long limbs of his. he becomes almost bouyant, like he bounces slightly, though slowly, with each step, he flows more than before.

the compositions have been treated eloquently, by the end of the clip, the male lead is back where he started after a swap in the middle of the clip, after he's offed himself. as before mentioned, the backgrounds arent static, they change quite a bit and the colouration, i feel, particularly plays a big role in expressing the feel of the shot. when the male is standing on the cliff, arms out stretched, he's very small, the dark majority of cloud overpowering the small patch of dying light and the heavy shadows so almost tactile across the immediate foreground. then when he sticks himself, the sky shifts into that dull crimson and suddenly the camera shots are dominated by close ups, getting progressively further and further in. Lets also recall the scene where the male, now the monster, is trudging through the woods at night. everything is cast in bluey green hues, with only small parts of the scene highlighted, leaving the rest in pitch darkness.

this is where i feel the simplicity of the characters colouration comes into effect most fantastically. with each change in background, the characters are influencedby this. example, when the girl is slamming the cross into the cliff, the sky is a dull chilly blue and even the girl is now seen in a similar fashion, blue hues bordering on black with only slips of white to be seen, still caste in bluey tones.

the only other thing i found remarkable (that i can explain clearly) is when the male-turned-monster walks up to the girls house. before that he is walking from left to right through the woods, the camera tracking him as he goes. next thing you know, a tree is in the way and it's cut to a shot outside the girls house, with him walking in the opposite direction. normally not a good thing, but to help visuallly clarify things, the tracking motion has continued (left to right) albiet slowing down.
one of ian's favourite 'its 3D so lets spin the camera around!' things are thrown in at the end here, but they pull it off buy having the spin revert the guy to his original form, implying that the girl recognises him! i thought that was well done. to top it off, as mentioned earlier, when the spining stops, he is in the position that he was in originally, occupying the right side of the screen.

to finish, this clip = awesome. mitch = shut up, you know nothing!

also, i had the tittle translated, it means 'be silent my heart' and the female voice is saying 'je ne te recoinne pas', or 'i do not acknowledge you'. really mitch, it's not the song that where discussing here ( but i dont mind it eiter, has a nice rythym and beat composition, even some violin thrown in for good measure)

ok guys and girls, im done for now. see you all later!

yours truly,
darth zac