January 14, 2008

The Secret of Kells





copyright Les Armatures/Vivifilm/Cartoon Saloon

a couple of stills from the movie I poached from Tomm's blog

So that's the final title for the movie, "The Secret of Kells".
Buena Vista is apparently starting the official marketing, so things are finally moving, I can't wait to see it completed.
A big hug to the Kilkenny crew, wherever you guys are!

45 comments:

Aurora said...

congrats for the final of the wonderful movie...
and I love your blog, full of wonderful illustrations and photographs!!
very nice
I´ll come back to see news about the film..
;-)
un saludo

Marcelo Vignali said...

I really like this style! I love the watercolor effects.

a.g.barrows said...

wooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
cheffigo!
non vedo l'ora di vederlo!
oh per quella lasagna..quando volete..io sono a turin dal lunedì al venerdì...

jesse said...

Aahh sweet! Cant wait to see the final thing, you blog poacher you! haha. I miss you too, looking forward to another trip out there sometime.. somewhere..
I'm doing good still in Vancouver, working on concepts for a videogame. Anyways i've been hearing VERY good things about that school in Florence.. hmmm maybe next year?
ciao!

Jess

stranded said...

hello! You have a very nice blog in here with so much beautiful stuff! love the drawings and the photos and these stills from a film: they are gorgeous! I love the final art look of it!!! Congrats !

Verena Fanny Trausch said...

ciao alessandra!
ma che bel lavoro...lo stile mi piace tantissimo!
complimenti davvero:)
un bacio

Marco Z said...

che bello...ma quando esce?
mi posso unire a Gabriele per la lasagna?

Alina Chau said...

stunning!

3ster said...

What a beautiful works, Alessandra!!

Woww

I´m so happy I´ve found your blog!

:D

Ale said...

Aurora, thank you so much for your nice words :)

Marcelo, I'm glad you like that kind of effect, I love it too. I think the art direction is the strongest point of the movie. And you should see the background supervisor, he's very young but so talented..

Barro', quando vuoi, la lasagna aspettatte'. Dimmelo solo un'oretta prima che il ragu' lo faccio fresco iooo, sa'?

Jesse, I've heard great things about the Florence school as well, and it looks like "maestro aidan" is enjoying it a lot ;)
Anyway we'll definitely make another trip very soon -sounds like Leo san is planning that already.. ;)

Stranded, thanks for the visit!

Verrrrrenaaa! Grazie per essere passata di qua, ho saputo che stai per tornare da Londra, spero tanto di vederti presto! Quando vuoi fai un salto ;)

Marco, il film e' quasi tutto impacchettato e doveva uscire a Natale, ma mi pare di aver capito che per motivi di distribuzzionestrateggica dovremo aspettare fino alla primavera seguente.. O_O
Comunque, la lasagna non la negherei mai a nessuno e da buona siciliana le porzioni sono sempre belle abbondanti. Se capiti a Torino sei prenotato!

Alina, thanks! nice to hearing from you :)

3ster, thank you very much!

SIM-R said...

Congratulations ! It looks great . The whole crew must be thrilled with the way it turned out . It certainly feels Irish with the celtic motion and rhythm flowing visually throughout .

Thanks for stopping by with the kind words .Hope all is well .

Cheers .

Eric Orchard said...

It looks amazing! Your drawings are great. Ah! Turin looks so beautiful.

jesse said...

haha yep! As far as i know.. at least thats what all the kilkenny folk say to us! Did leo visit you guys in Turino?

Ale said...

ah well. thanks "a million" then, "lad"! ;)
Leo is planning a trip to Italy for the summer and he would like to gather a few people, so.. sounds great to me! we could head south this time.

a.g.barrows said...

ti copioincollo un messaggio che ho lasciato a MarcoZ:
daje marco!
direi di fare così...tu che sei più lontano decidi la data, io mi aggrego e alessandra cucina la lasagna!
mi sembra un'ottima idea..
gabriele

Ale said...

haha non c'e' probema barro', vai di lasagna allora!

Marco Z said...

ma voi siete FUORI!!!
scherzi a parte, spero di capitare a Torino per qualsiasi motivo, o scusa valida :))...come direbbe Homer: L-A-S-A-A-A-G-N-EEEEEE

R.Dress said...

Oh man, this is sweat!!!! Very cool style.

Alfred Llupia said...

I wanna see it!nice pencil work and storyboard in your blog Alessandra.Greetings.

Vhrsti said...

What an amazing blog! You are great and versatile artist! These illustrations are the best for me!

PaoloArmitano said...

ciao Ale! Veramente dei BEI LAVORI su 'sto blog. Veramente!!!!

killmax said...

wow! bellissimo Character! su cosa hai lavorato story e animazione? anche sui key colour?

pussman said...

sono molto felicie di fare conescensa con il vosstro blog. mi ha molto piacuto!
mi scusi ma non parlo bene l'italiano.

In inglese allora!

I like your film Marla and I love the way you draw houses! Beautifull. I wish you a lot of luck and joy in your work!

Oh and your model scetches are super good! :)

Ale said...

Thanks again everyone for dropping by and for your words!

Paolo, grazie vveramente! :D dai che alla fine ci si becchera' in giro quest'anno..ma tu vai ancora al Torino Comics?

Max, su The secret of Kells ho fatto animazione tradizionale e animazione delle dream sequence in flash. Grazie per essere passato da qui!

pescador said...

very insteresting style!
saludos

Marcos Mateu said...

Ale! this is looking really great!!

Polyminthe said...

Hello ale!!
thank you for your comment on my blog!It's always good to hear from you two!You must be so happy to be back in italy, I wish I will visit you soon, but i'll soon go to venice first.I'll be in annecy this year, so we should meet if you go.Good luck for everything, all the best,
sylvain

Jeroen said...

I'm really looking forward to that film, the style is so beautiful. Love all the vertical lines

flaviano said...

quanto tempo che non passo da ste parti! sembra che il progetto stia prendendo una bella forma, tienici aggiornati facciamo il tifo per te!
non capisco solo una cosa, ma sei free-lance o lavori per la Cartoon Saloon? o entrambe le cose?

Ale said...

Marcos, thank you!!! :D

Sylvain, thank you and yes, we are very happy to be here! We were planning a little trip somewhere close to Turin these months, Venice is really not far and Alf has never been there before...mmm! ;) Good luck with your projects this year, take care my friend!

Jeroen, I'm very glad you like it. Those "vertical lines" you mentioned have been actually the hardest part in the animation process :) The style is very suitable for illustration so learning to turn and play with the character shapes, but at the same time keeping all the tangent lines doing their graphic job took a while to the animation crew :) After those first tricky days it all flew nicely and to me it looks lovely, I'm really happy of having being part of that film.

Flaviano! Essi' e' passato un bel po' :) haha noo grazie della visita. Al momento sono freelance in Italia, ho lavorato in Irlanda per quasi tre anni tra Dublino e Kilkenny, e ora sono qui da un paio di mesi. Ho fatto ancora qualche lavoro per Cartoon Saloon dopo essere tornata a Torino, quindi si, un po' entrambe le cose come dici tu ;)
A presto!

flaviano said...

o mio dio! allora sai anche che ti dovrò eliminare, questa città è troppo piccola per due free-lance così bravi! ;)

Ale said...

haha non ti preoccupare, per ora non sto lavorando per l'Italia.
Quando sara' il momento vorra' dire che ce la giochiamo a sasso-carta-forbice.. ;)

Vincent Pétremann said...

Hey!! what a surprise! i should have worked on this movie too, but for some reasons i didn't. The final aspect is really cool and i've got to admit it is still better to what i saw two years ago.
What kind of job did you do on it? animation? really great! keep rocking!

Ned said...

Sono bellissimi...Molto originali, veramente...

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Happy New Year Ale!!! :-)

The graphism of this film is just amazing... simply gorgeous!
I would had loved to work on it...
I'm looking forward to see it move... !! ;-)

Genevieve xx

ztoical said...

I thought they'd with breandan - just thought it sounded better

Paul Lasaine said...

Congratulations on finishing!!!! And don't worry about the final title...I like it:) Mysterious....intriguing.

These images are beautiful. I can't wait to see it.

Armand Serrano said...

These frames are fantastic. Love the style and the intricate use of patterns. Can't wait to see it. Take care, Ale and thanks for posting.

Kyri Kyprianou said...

wow! i love the third one down, that old man is an amazing character! might nab that for my blog (sorry!) it's too nice.

thanks, i'll be back here many more times for sure!

pietro said...

quanto spaccano queste scenografie è inutile ribadirlo....io però voglio vedere le tue animazioni...cmq: mandami la lasagna!

Ale said...

Hey thank you so much everyone!

Genevieve, hehe happy new year to you to my dear! your last post is very cute by the way!! :D

Paul and Armand, always great to hear from you guys, thanks for your kind words.

Ale said...

Pietro!! Eh, avessi potuto le avrei gia' messe le animazioni..ai cheeeant. Se lo faccio mi inviano uno stormo di corvazzi neri a cavarmi gli occhi :)
Presto ti mettero' un paio di scene fatte in flash, le famose traditional-on-wacom-uanasgheanz!!!
Daje!

donnachada said...

I can't even tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing the film.
Can't wait. Can't wait. Can't wait.

Elizabeth said...

I particularly liked the snow scene.
Beautiful!

pHilip said...

bellissimo : )