Friday, April 22, 2011

I ACTUALLY did it!!

So first, some random bits and bobs!

^ This kid made me laugh! He was about 4 or 5 with a plaster on his forehead, fishing a skanky plastic bottle and coke can out of some dirty shallow canal type thing, transferring the water from one container to the other. When his Dad caught up with him, he wasn't too happy :D

And finally some good news! I haven't posted for a while as I have been busy at work, but also busy with some extra curricular activities!

It's been a very long and hard process, culminating in 2 days of tests in 2D traditional animation, Maya and After Effects, and an interview..... but I am happy to say that come September, I will have the chance to fulfill an ambition that I've had ever since I saw 'Pyrats' at Annecy 2006 - I will be doing the Animation 3rd year at an Art School in Paris you may have heard of, in the hope of improving my skills and to broaden my horizons for the future :D

(If you haven't been exposed to their work yet, the school is called, GOBELINS - l'école de l'image) :)

'Till the Next,


"TORI CAT" said...

You diiiiiid it!!!! :P
Love the self portrait!!
Your gunna do amazing!! I know it, always have, always will!! Just dont forget lil ol me!!! ;)
Lovely work as always!!

Kristian said...

Congratulations, Felicitations!

messytimbo said...

Wow!! Well done man! gosh your gonna be a superstar hahahaha

I love the top ink studies man, i'd love to see more of them.

Well done man, i'm really proud of you!

messytimbo said...

oh and the church is insane as well!!

Frankie Swan said...

they should have begged you to join there school ages ago!i cant wait to see what you'll be producing when you start- please make sure u keep posting your stuff up here for us. congratulations!
i see you managed to to sneak on to the scanner, didn't get told off i hope?these are brilliant i love the child playing with dirty water he looks like he really investigative.
awesome as per usual

L ROSSI said...

Thanks Tori!! Now c'mon, how could I forget YOU! :D

Thank you so much Sir!

Thanks Tim! It makes me happy to know that I've made people proud :)
By the way, at work I showed my reel to Antoine Antin and the Director, Thomas Digard (Les Lascars) and when my Drawing Inspiration stuff came up, they were like, "Oh you worked on this film!?" They both had seen it and thought it was good :D

lol I don't think I would have been ready ages ago! Even now, I still feel I gotta swat up before September! But thanks for the support - I'll keep posting for sure (I say that now.....!)
Yo, I told em 'Frankie says', and they were like, 'ok ok! If Frankie says...' :)

Geoff King said...

Awesome work!
And congrats on the Gobelins entry! Sounds like its going be year to remember. can't wait to see the results too :D

Nicola Coppack said...

Hey congrats!! Will we be seeing a Laurent Rossi gobelins film at annecy in the future? good luck with it i bet your going to have an amazing experience!

Lovely life drawings always too =>

James Woods said...

Wow, massive congrats!

Amy Elsam said...

That's amazing! Congratulations, man! I seriously can't wait to see where you end up! Some absolutely gorgeous life drawings too. x

L ROSSI said...

Thanks Geoff! I can't wait to see the results either :/ :D

Thanks for the comment! :)
2006 was the last year that the 3rd years did the Annecy Shorts I think... since then it has been the 2nd years. So as I'm going straight into 3rd year, I won't be doing an Annecy film, but that's not to say the final year film I work on can't be selected for the festival competition :)........errr
...Though maybe we should wait and see if I can make it through the year first!

Cheers dude!

Aww much appreciated :)
That makes two of us! Hopefully if I keep at, I can end up somewhere where they have free food..... the ultimate dream! ;)

hélène leroux said...

niiiiiice ; ) congragulations !!!!! we're gonna be one year together, so you'll have time to teach me all your knowledge and wisdom in animation : D !! see ya soon ; )

libra bear said...

Legend. Congrats once again man. You had/ have nothing to worry about. Unless of course you stop taking those limitless pills :)

L ROSSI said...

Thanks LN! :)
But what makes you think I have knowledge and wisdom?! That's what I'm coming to you for!

Thanks dude!
lol I got sponsored so they're giving me a years supply...should see me through ;)

Marguerite Dumans said...

ahaha YeY it fits ! :) (ahaH, congrats again...) nice outfit, I want the same ! :D

Juce said...

Ah oui, je me souviens, tu étais avec Vincent Garcia ce jour-là !

Félicitation pour le concours et bienvenue aux Gobelins !

Chris Halls said...

Nice one, man, well done! The shirt definately fits. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

L ROSSI said...

J'espere que tu vas avoir la meme aussi (mais peut etre dans une autre couleur);)

Merci beaucoup!

Cheers dude! Hope you're keeping well! We really need to catch up :/

Ken said...


F*** YEH!!!!!


I'm so happy for you mate. Outstanding!!! You deserve every bit of it man. And awesome post btw. Lovely lovely work.

Look out world, Laurent is coming!!

Francis Kelleher said...

Wonderful news, huge congratulations! This was announced during the last course board meeting, with many plaudits from all.
Lovely work here too, I look forward to what's coming.
(The little boy is a very nicely captured scene, contained in his own little world :])

L ROSSI said...

@Ken :D

No way! ha ha :) Thanks Very Much!! Hope Bournemouth is treating you well!