Happy Friday! This week we bring you an award-winning short, a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming animated feature, an exploration of the dolly zoom, a beautiful film made by some very talented French students, and an illustration by one of our own.

“I am Tom Moody” by Ainslie Henderson

This sweet, surrealist, stop-motion animated film takes us into the subconscious mind of Tom Moody, a musician riddled with anxiety.


Behind the scenes of Ernest and Celestine

Benjamin Renner, the co-director of Ernest and Celestine, has translated his original behind-the-scenes blog into English to celebrate the film’s upcoming international release. The blog is filled with adorable comic strips giving insight into the making of the critically acclaimed feature. Start reading here.

For a first look at the film, check out the trailer below.


Discovering the Dolly Zoom

After Cartoon Brew posted this article about the use of the dolly zoom in one of our favorite animated films, our curiosity was piqued. We then discovered this great compilation of dolly zoom shots in films spanning five decades, entitled “Evolution of the Dolly Zoom.”


“Le Dauphin Dauphin” by Marlène Beaube, Maxime Delalande, Clément Doranlo, Nadya Mira and Thibaud Gayral de Luca

This incredible short was created by five students from Gobelins L’École de L’Image during a summer internship. The title is a play on the French word “dauphin,” which translates to both “dolphin” and “heir apparent.”


Lastly, another fun illustration from our own John McGowan, this time inspired by The Walking Dead.