Monday, August 18, 2008

Teletoon apparently likes my film ...I hope you do too.

Exciting news folks! My independent student film, "A Romance In Graphite" was selected as one of the finalist films for the Teletoon animation scholarship in the category for most promising student. So, now, I can finally show the world the two minutes of film that took me an entire school year to create... Yaaaays! The film is an integration of 2-D traditional animation with stop-motion animation and is about a pencil who falls in love with its drawing. You can watch my wee little film on the Teletoon website found here under the Finalists tab and in the Most Promising Student category. The website can be mighty slow, so I added a copy of my film right here for you fluid viewing pleasure! Some other great friends of mine from Sheridan have also gotten their films accepted ("Fresh Eggs", "Taste of Glory", "C Block", "Parental Guidance" and "Two by Two") so be sure to check those out as well and vote for your favorite (or vote for mine, whatever makes you happy ;D). Anyways folks, I sure hope you like my attempt at film making and best of luck to all the finalists! WHOO!

57 comments:

Bryan Wynia said...

WOW! Congrats on a great film you have there. That was really fun and the fact you have some stop motion on their means I have to love it no matter what. Thanks for sharing and keep rocking.

Jason Barnes said...

Very well done! when her hand comes through at the end i was so stoked. aww pencil love. nothing like it. haha

thank you so much for the comment, by the way! if you keep making posts like this, i'll be back quite often. :D

congratulations,
Jason

Amir Avni said...

It's definitely a great film Mel, Crossing my fingers for ya.

Laurent Lavaill said...

Formidable!
Definitively, I vote for you
;)

AaronP said...

Best of luck to you!!!!!!

Joe Karg said...

Mel,
This is incredible. You must have killed yourself working on something this clean and nice. Congrats on all the success. You have such nice drawings.

Ciao,
joe

bluecheckeredhat said...

AWESOME!

G1toons said...

wow really nice sort, nice job, congrats, i would like to know your planning for this short, its a great idea, and story

C.B. Canga said...

this is great mel. well worth all of your time spent. congrats.

i appreciate the feedback. talk to you more later.

Wayne B. Medina said...
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Wayne B. Medina said...

very well done on this film, i'm lovin the zombie stuff here. very cool!

Howard Shum said...

This is really cool! Good luck!

Sarah H said...

Ahhh! Smello!! I LOVED IT! I'm so glad you finally posted it, I've been waiting so anxiously to see it. Ah man, lady. Just... ARG!! Awesome! I love all the mediums you combined. And I can't beleive that is Cliff's voice!!! What the heck? He is just NOT that dignified sounding in real life. Jeepers.
hugs!!!
Sarah (who forgot her blogger sign in...)
ps congrats for the working at House of Cool thing, that's awesome. Are you and Ian both there? do you have frequent 'coffee breaks'?

Nelson Luty said...

jajajaj Muy bueno !!! So GOOD JAJAJ

Eric Orchard said...

Amazing Mel! Really beautiful I love the blend of animation and the story was great, too.

EL GRANDE said...

This is amazing.. What a piece of animation you have created!!! Congratulations Mel!!!

muchos saludos!!

Elio

GhettoFab said...

i cant say I like it because I freakin love it!!!! A well deserved congrats and you definately get my vote!

dancing platypuss said...

hahah hey girl love your style love your style.. did i mention i love your style??

Thomps said...

that's quite the clever idea you came up with for your final film and was rather enjoyable to watch.

SalBa Combé said...

Mel, this is a incredible work! You have patience great and it has given very good result with this wonderful film. I love all your works and i hope see more soon

Evan Bonifacio said...

Goooooooo MEL!

Bill Ferguson said...

Jesus you are really good!!!!! I love it!!!

clifford chiu said...

what is this piece of crap?? and that guy narrating it sounds super gay.

Fabian Dores Pais said...

Hey Mel, it's a great news, that's prove that your work is really good. I have just looked at them all, and drum roller, my vote goes for you. Your character are so alive, it's a great work. Look professional
good luck

Aurora said...

Mel!! I must tell you that is
BRILLIANT!!

very good idea and better results!!
congratulations, I love it, if you put it in youtube, I´d like to post it in my blog..
tell me if you decide to publish it there, ah?
un saludo!!

Andrew O Murray said...

you've got my vote!

BOKY said...

This is so good!!:)) Congratulations!
I love the idea, I really enjoyed the romance, and it made me smile :)...I'll vote for you!:)

Bobby Pontillas said...

Wow! What sweet and amazingly imaginative film! I havent seen anything like it. Congratulations!

Mauro said...

Congratulations! I really like the film, very original and great animation.
You are a great artist!
Mauro.

Roberto Zaghi said...

Lovely!!!

bog_art said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!.. great story and amazing representation.. Obviously you had to be between the winners!..

messytimbo said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
BOY!

thats was killer! so good!

superby done!

man i wanna c a making of? or how it was done because its truly magical and seamless.

clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

Fabricio Torres said...

Oh my god, i absolutely loved this film. Thanks a lot for making my day with such a simple, yet beautiful story.

Best,
Fabricio

Randeep Katari said...

Not bad, not bad.
;)

Kidding Mel, it's freaking awesome!!! I did just see you today, but all the best in Ottawa if I don't see you (I will) - you've got a reaaaal gem here. Knock 'em dead tiny.
R.

Alberto Belmonte said...

AMAZING! I think is an outstanding work!
You have a great talent!
¡MUCHA SUERTE!

robi pena said...

Hi Mel :-)!!

So, I'm back from my hollidays :-) I would like to excuse me I could not answer you ...

superbe film, I like it, wow :-)))!!

Cheers Robi

crylic said...

Your film was great, Mel.

dintoons said...

CONGRATS... amazing film mel!!! what a joy to watch such excellent 2D work, animated so delightfully... simple yet rich; b&w, yet so "colorful"! beautiful and fun story... simply LOVE it!! :)

Gerald said...

Congrats! You got my vots :D

Eric Z said...

Awesome film.

marcobucci said...

congrats on a great film!

Nancy said...

Hello there Melissa,
I was at Ottawa and was surprised to see your fine film not awarded something. They made some very weird choices, IMHO. You should enter this in other festivals, I'm sure it will do well!

Bill White said...

Absolutely wonderful. I'd love to see some "behind the scenes" stuff from this film.

digistyle said...

I came here by way of a link on another blog. After watching, I'm really glad I stopped by. A fun piece of work!

Rick-Garcia said...

Whats!!!!
A great surprise, really nice work, history, You can feel proud of your work. :)

Alison said...

Beautiful Artwork Melissa.
Pete Emslie pointed me in this direction, and I knew I wouldn't be wasting my time. That guy knows what's good.

Adele K Thomas said...

lovely film!

Mel Maduro said...

Hey folks, I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words about my work and film. I'm so glad so many amazing artists enjoyed it, it makes all the time and effort I put into it all worthwhile. My film didn't end up taking home any prizes in the end, but no worries, it just felt great to have been chosen to be a finalist amongst all the other amazing filmmakers. Thanks again to everybody who watched and/or voted for my film!

Cheers!

Philip Thomas said...

Excellent!!! It was a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Thank you for sharing.

Tapan Gandhi said...

ur film was.. is.. AMAZING, mel

u should be very very proud! i hope that my final film is half as good as urs is :)

Roy said...

haha that is awesome

Kevin Barber said...

That was fantastic !! Very well done and creative.

Vladimir said...

comment 53
there is so much love on this thread...see what you did Mel

Angel said...

wow. that was cute and awesome

Ana said...

this is so clean and well done.

Kt Shy said...

Oooh my gosh that was adorable, awesome work Mel, what a great film! Hope you guys aren't too brain fried at work, looking forward to seeing you again in November!
~Katie

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