In the latest episode of our video series Lightbox, Skwigly talks to Montreal-based artist, animator and director Philippe Vaucher about the making of his latest salt-on-glass short film The Well/Le puits.
Philippe Vaucher has directed animated films for over ten years. His unique animation style blends traditional artistic mediums with digital technologies, on both his artistic and commercial projects. His technical innovations originally developed on The Song-Catcher/Chasse papillon (2001, NFB) were discussed in Maureen Furniss’s The Animation Bible (2008). Vaucher’s animated films enable him to constantly explore new themes and techniques.
His filmography includes two short films and three music videos; one of which was produced while living in the UK, where he worked and obtained a Masters Degree in Media from the University of the West of England in Bristol. Upon his return to Quebec in 2007, he was the lead animator and digital painter on the feature film: Dédé à travers les brumes (Jean-Philippe Duval, 2009). Notably, he was also artistic director of the animation sequences in Paule Baillargeon’s feature biopic: In Pieces/Trente tableaux.
The Well will screen at the 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival later this month. For more information visit philvaucher.com
You can find out about the upcoming 2014 edition of OIAF and look at the animation programme on their official website.
Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Footage courtesy of Philippe Vaucher