Monday, January 23, 2012

Video of the Day: Good Girl

Video of the Day
Good Girl

Courtesy of the YoungCuts Film Festival

What's It Called?  Good Girl

Who Made It?  Written and Directed by Caroline de Konick

Where Is It From?   Canada (Quebec)

How Old Is the Director?  25 (21 at the time of production)

Who Is the Director?  Caroline de Koninck is born on October 22nd 1986, and raised in the suburbs of Montreal as the youngest of a family who are diversified in culture and work. Her mother is a theologian working in local parishes; her father, a retired business consultant; her brother, a mechanical engineer; and her eldest brother, a musician and journalist.

De Koninck is a young director who specializes in animated film. She did her undergraduate work at Concordia University where she produced many films that have entered several festivals around the world. She has tried her hand at several techniques including 3D computer animation, stopmotion, clay painting, and pencil drawing. Her favorite types of films revolve around a strong story, so she strives to become an inspirational storyteller with the aid of simple yet meaningful imagery. She believes that the story is of utmost importance, more than the look of the film: so her imagery is not overly detailed and every part of the image has a conceptual purpose.

De Koninck also has a passion for post-production. She worked on a NFB production in association with Warner Brothers Home video as a compositor and editor.

She will pursue her love in filmmaking and wishes to have her work shown around the world.

What Is It?  3D computer animation with 2D overlay.

How Long Is It?  1:14

What Is It About?  Self-Portrait: Two personalities clash as a girl tries to get her
dog to obey her commands.

When Did YoungCuts Play It?  2008

Why Did YoungCuts Play It?  We liked the joke and the pacing of the film, the way that the joke was told. We also liked the combination of a computer generated aesthetic combined with a more wild scribbled art aesthetic.

What Awards Did It Win?  Top 100 Short Films 2008 YoungCuts Film Festival

Filmmaker Statement  I wanted to make a lighthearted comedy with this film because, like any other film maker, I love to hear an audience reaction when they view my films. The visual concept for this film was to render it as simplistic as possible because the idea is simple - dog wants bone, girl wants dog to do trick. The color overlay was to demonstrate what the dog’s intentions were. The dog has a connection with the bone, not the girl. It doesn’t care about the girl at all.


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Video of the day is brought to you in part by Canadian Heritage.

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