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La Planète Nombril

2017 // Comedy, Short Film, Digital 2D

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Dir: Dan McHale


What is the film about?

A French-language animated cartoon made in San Francisco:
An astronaut journeys to a distant planet where the inhabitants spend a lot of time looking at hand-held devices.

What influenced it?

It seems that every time I make a film I think of 2001 at some point. What else, I wanted the feel of a TV opening credit sequence. And I did look specifically at the opening of Space Ghost, which I legitimately loved as a child.

A little background information...

Oh something about comments I heard from Europeans regarding the insularity of the United States. You know the self-obsession of Americans both individually and collectively. And I’ve wanted since I was small to do a science fiction film.

How was the film made?

I animated mostly in Toon Boom, painted backgrounds in Photoshop, composited in AE, routine stuff. Ah and I sang and composed the music using Garageband.

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Lewis Heriz
@themooks @skwigly Yeah! That's when it becomes << actual magic >>
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James Howard
@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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Lewis Heriz
@themooks @skwigly I know it's kind of obvious, but I used to see it as 'important but secondary'. I don't see it as secondary any more.
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James Howard
@lewisheriz @skwigly Sound does bring it to life.
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