Academy Award winning "If Anything Happens I Love You" animated with TVPaint

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Academy Award winning "If Anything Happens I Love You" animated with TVPaint

Post by D.T. Nethery » 26 Apr 2021, 14:49

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This year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film was "If Anything Happens I Love You", which won over Pixar’s "Burrow" (Madeline Sharafian, Michael Capbarat), "Genius Loci" (Adrien Mérigeau, Amaury Ovise), "Opera" (Erick Oh), and "Yes-People" (Gísli Darri Halldórsson, Arnar Gunnarsson).

"If Anything Happens, I Love You" is a short about two grieving parents. The directors, Will McCormack and Michael Govier, dedicated the win to anyone who has lost a loved one to gun violence. The film is available to watch on Netflix.

(*of note: at least two of the other nominated short films, "Burrow" and "Opera" were also animated with TVPaint. I'm not entirely sure whether or not a fourth film , "Genius Loci", was also made with TVPaint . (the director and others who worked on that film have also worked in the past with Cartoon Saloon, who use TVPaint in their productions; UPDATE below). Also, one of the films nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category, Cartoon Saloon's "Wolfwalkers" , was made with TVPaint. It's a bit surprising to me that the TVPaint Co. doesn't make more of this in their publicity. It seems to me that TVPaint's social media, such as Instagram and Facebook, mostly highlights student films and small independent projects made with TVPaint (which is well and good, let's not forget those!), but it seems that more could be said about some of these high-profile films made with TVPaint. )
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Lead animator Youngran Nho and director Michael Govier-
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UPDATE: On his Vimeo page , director of “Genius Loci” , Adrien Merigeau, confirms:

"The frames were animated with TVPaint but the final lines and colours are made manually on paper using watercolours and inks. Compositing in After Effects."


So four of the nominated short films , If Anything Happens I Love You, Burrow, Opera, and Genius Loci , were made using TVPaint.

https://vimeo.com/377076341

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Re: Academy Award winning "If Anything Happens I Love You" animated with TVPaint

Post by Peter Wassink » 28 Apr 2021, 12:22

D.T. Nethery wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 14:49
... It's a bit surprising to me that the TVPaint Co. doesn't make more of this in their publicity. ...
i'm less surprised... unfortunately...
in the past years i have not been able to catch management taking any interest, maybe they do but then they are very good at hiding it.

I fully agree with you David, this is publicity & marketing GOLD!!!
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Re: Academy Award winning "If Anything Happens I Love You" animated with TVPaint

Post by Thierry » 28 Apr 2021, 14:43

D.T. Nethery wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 14:49
It's a bit surprising to me that the TVPaint Co. doesn't make more of this in their publicity. It seems to me that TVPaint's social media, such as Instagram and Facebook, mostly highlights student films and small independent projects made with TVPaint (which is well and good, let's not forget those!), but it seems that more could be said about some of these high-profile films made with TVPaint. )
I understand and share this view, but there is something else to consider: sometimes, studios (some Hollywood studios for example) are, as you probably know, very secretive and/or very nitpicky about the what they use. Some explicitely forbidden us to even mention the fact that TVPaint was used...
It's not that we don't want to, sometimes we just can't or don't have the rights to do so yet :|
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Re: Academy Award winning "If Anything Happens I Love You" animated with TVPaint

Post by D.T. Nethery » 28 Apr 2021, 14:55

Thierry wrote:
28 Apr 2021, 14:43
D.T. Nethery wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 14:49
It's a bit surprising to me that the TVPaint Co. doesn't make more of this in their publicity. It seems to me that TVPaint's social media, such as Instagram and Facebook, mostly highlights student films and small independent projects made with TVPaint (which is well and good, let's not forget those!), but it seems that more could be said about some of these high-profile films made with TVPaint. )
I understand and share this view, but there is something else to consider: sometimes, studios (some Hollywood studios for example) are, as you probably know, very secretive and/or very nitpicky about the what they use. Some explicitely forbidden us to even mention the fact that TVPaint was used...
It's not that we don't want to, sometimes we just can't or don't have the rights to do so yet :|
I understand that , but when the studios mention TVPaint in their own publicity material (interviews with directors , etc.) I think it becomes public knowledge.

Example: both directors of Pixar's recent hand drawn animated shorts, "Kitbull" and "Burrow" had used TVPaint during their art school days and wanted to use it on their short films they made at Pixar. Both mentioned TVPaint in interviews they did about their films. It was not a secret. However, the only mention that was made here on the forum or on Facebook about "Kitbull" and "Burrow" using TVPaint was from me, not from anyone at the TVPaint Co. Same with the Neflix-produced short "If Anything Happens I Love You". The filmmakers mention TVPaint in interviews they give about the making of the film. It is not a secret. I could name other examples.

I understand that during production of a film some studios may want to keep a lid on any discussion of production processes (including what software they use) , but after it becomes public knowledge through interviews with directors and animators who work on these films , I can't see any reason not to share this information. Forgive me if I am unaware of contractual obligations that prevent the TVPaint Co. from sharing this information , but I will continue to share it as I become aware of it.

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Re: Academy Award winning "If Anything Happens I Love You" animated with TVPaint

Post by Dean » 29 Apr 2021, 09:03

Hello David, I can confirm what Thierry said but I also understand your point of view. Our Communication department was recently joined by Camille, who has many good ideas to improve our visibility on social media and make our content more diverse. You should see some changes in the coming months :)
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