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Sunday, 21 December 2008

Bind Spot (Gobelins) Johanna Bessiere, Nicolas Chauvelot, Olivier Clert, Cecile Dubois Herry, Yvon Jardel, Simon Rouby




Blind Spot is another of those infernally clever movies from
Gobelins, that finishing school for French animation. I meant to post this earlier in the year, discovering it in draft form, never posted. Events occurring in a quiet supermarket get out of hand when a gun-toting chicken robber lets loose with the hardware. Innocent people get killed though the police have the benefit of a tight surveillance system to identify the culprit. And surely that little old lady cannot be implicated? In any self-respecting, humane society she would be given a bus-pass. One takes the technical and excellence of the students for granted, so uniform is the standard. It is then dependent on the quality of the story which here has a nice twist and blood on the supermarket floor for those who like that sort of thing. I'm personally not too concerned provided the spillage is cleaned up immediately. Johanna Bessiere, Nicolas Chauvelot, Olivier Clert, Cecile Dubois Herry, Yvon Jardel and Simon Rouby are responsible for the carnage and this 2007 short, nominated for the best student work in the SIGGRAPH 2008 Computer Animation Festival - won in the event by Oktapodi, featured elsewhere on the blog.

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