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SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival Winners

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Best in Show Award Winner
French Roast
Fabrice O. Joubert
The Pumpkin Factory
Narrative Animation – In a fancy Parisian café of the sixties, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he’s lost his wallet. To save time he decides to order more coffee. With no dialogue, the story is told through character animation, music and sound. Staging is made of a single frontal master shot with a big mirror in the background to create the equivalent of a reverse shot.

Jury Award Winner
BIF Production
The Mill
United States
Live Action with CG Effects – A dark, harrowing short film showing the complexities of psychological and obsessive behavior. An intricate part of the film was how the creators chopped up their main actor. They had to find solutions for every shot in order to achieve the best results. Some of the shots are 2D visual effects while others needed a 3D model animated on top of the actor and then cut revealing the actor’s flesh and blood.

Jury Honorable Mention
Rodrigo Blaas, Cecile Hokes
With dramatic storytelling, Alma explores the possibilities of combining the technical advancements of CG images with the cinematographic medium. Real camera movements are used and adapted to animation, instead of a virtual animated camera. The result created a more believable and intriguing story, making the most out of the cinematographic and CG worlds.

Student Prize Winner
Project: Alpha
Matthias Bjarnason, Christian Munk Sørensen, Nicolai Slothus
The Animation Workshop
Narrative Animation – The race to space is on. As nations compete, we follow the progress of a single chimpanzee that’s been recruited into the Space Program. His results might prove influential for the better of all mankind.

Well Told Fable Prize
Unbelievable Four
Sukwon Shin, In Pyo Hong
United States
Music Visualization – In this satirical take on a music video, a desperate search for salvation takes place as hundreds of evil spaceships are approaching earth. Finally the “Unbelievable 4” get the call. A superhero team (composed of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld) receives the urgent message that the earth is under attack and they have five minutes to launch a rocket for a preemptive strike. Over the course of the story, the caricaturized leaders’ over-heroic personalities slowly merge with the personalities of rock stars.

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เรื่องที่ได้ Best in Show คือเรื่อง French Roast มาจากฝรั่งเศส  เท่าที่อ่านและดูตัว trailer แล้ว น่าสนใจมาก  เนื้อเรื่องง่ายๆ แต่มีวิธีเล่าผ่านกล้องกับกระจก.. น่าหาตัวเต็มมาดูอย่างแรง :wink:

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