For those of you with any interest in the legendary Studio Ghibli animator Hayao Miyazaki then prepare to see something amazing! Gwenn Germain, an animation student at the French art school, Créapole, has created an enthralling and beautiful homage to Miyazaki for his senior animation project titled Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux or, Girls and Guys from Summits and Skies
The film, which is 2 minutes and 40 seconds long, took Germain a crazy five months to make, and all of that hard work is immediately evident when you watch the final result.
Watching Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux for even a few seconds, it's obvious how much of an impact Miyazaki has had on Germain, right down to the strange and bizarre creatures that our main character encounters. In addition to Miyazaki, Germain also lists French cartoonist Jean Giraud and neofuturistic concept artist Syd Mead as inspirations.
The synopsis of the film reads:
A young boy who lives in a village that's perched on a giant tree falls into the depths of the forest one day, where he meets two forest-dwelling strangers who help him return home.
The outline of film already makes it sound pretty promising, but let me assure you it delivers much, much more than you could ever expect!
The short film has already gone viral in Japan, which comes as no surprise seeing as a figure who is clearly supposed to resemble Miyazaki himself turns up in the final moments of the film.
Gwenn Germain obviously has huge things ahead of him in his animation career, and I can't wait to see what else he comes out with. To see more of his amazing work check out his Vimeo profile or DeviantArt page.
Watch the whole film here:
Source: The Daily Dot