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les chaussures de louis

2020 graduation film of Ecole MOPA

concept

As our story is established from the point of view of Louis, observing this world from a distance, so we adopted the concept of a doll house look-- intimate but distant at the same time. We wanted to make a school that's conceived by a kid's mind, it is a stage set up showing the earnestness of a child... 

#1 Mind Palace

organised/familiar/soothing

Handwritten by Louis, he used pencil to draw grids for his own handwriting because he is a careful kid

The most important things are circled out

All items 
prioritised

All items 
categorized

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The place he has been taking care of got winkles

His own handwritting got smudged away

With all the wear and tear, you can feel the place is used and tired, so as Louis.

#1 Early concept

#2 old school

traditional/dated/intimidating/bureaucratic  

Repetitive, lazy for creative decoration

Made of metal and wood, full of sharp angles, not very kid friendly

Intimidating place:
windows are disproportionally large,
ceiling is super high

Everyone has to navigate the space through all the edges and narrow routes

Those good old times when teachers just popped DVDs during the class

Biggest furniture: teacher's desk

Nature being framed as old decoration

Traditional concept and moral lessons

All our scenes on the floor are focusing on shoes with all the thin and sharp feet of the seats : 

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#2 set dressing 

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#2 Early concept

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WHOLE

#3 tree & playground

antagonist 

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#3 Early concept

playground
tree

#4 Nightmare

lost of orientation/recall of Louis' conflicts

1.Classroom started to  deconstruct

2.School now completely deformed

 

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Commissioned film produced by TEDed Talk Animation