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The Paintings are Breathing

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 8:00 PM by techgnotic:icontechgnotic:
Visiting *MichelVictor’s deviantART gallery is like a trip to the local movie theatres. Only you never actually enter screening the rooms. You remain mesmerized outside in the lobby by the amazing movie posters – his flash art animations that billow, roll and flow, living, breathing paintings with their own soundtracks created by the artist.





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by techgnotic
Thu Dec 21, 2011, 9:59 PM




Visiting MichelVictor's deviantART gallery is like a trip to the local movie theatres.

Only you never actually enter screening the rooms.  You remain mesmerized outside in the lobby by the amazing movie
posters – his flash art animations that billow, roll and flow, living, breathing paintings with their own soundtracks
created by the artist.















The Paintings are Breathing (cont.)
His latest, Red Riding Hood, inspired by the movie,
invokes more of the sense of wonder and dread than the movie aspired to achieve.

(Especially the fairy tale-appropriate easter egg –
it has a real bite.)


The portrait is three animated digital paintings in one with each click bringing you closer to the heroine’s doomed face. The accompanying musical composition fits perfectly.


Careful – it’s addictive.


You'll "awake" and find you’ve somehow lost a massive amount of time watching it over and over, trapped in its magic -- like happens with any true fairy tale.




















The Paintings are Breathing (cont.)
The look of the mostly female subjects of MichelVictor’s animations is in the tradition
of classic videogame heroine iconicism – the idealized strong yet vulnerable dream woman come to life off
the comic book pages.

It’s no surprise that Michel has a background in videogames. He’s also done animated short films. With
so much achieved in 23 years, and possessing so much talent in so many interfacing fields of art – illustration,
animation, music composition, videogames and films – there’s no telling how far this multi-threat deviant will go.




















An Interview with *MichelVictor




How has working in videogames influenced the look and presentation of your flash animations?



All of my life the game industry has had a big influence on me creatively. Certainly the game
that was most influential in my life was the Donkey Kong Country Series. Until today I still hear the music from
the game in my head and I will go and play it again. The images and the music are incredible, and you can see how
that particular game influenced my musical style. Games are not the only influence or the main reason for my art,
but i do still love playing them.









Your “Red Riding Hood” could have been an effective trailer for the actual film. (Just watching your piece makes me want
to watch the movie again.) Can you explain the importance of the “dramatic narrative tension” that infuses your work?



Well, maybe the tension you describe,the dark feelings you felt in my visual and musical style
can be attributed to my favorite bands. One of the bands that have had a huge influence in my life is Rammstein, with
their dark and dirty art design and a super heavy feeling in their music.









Do you have a career preference for visual fine arts, music, or filmmaking? Or do you intend to pursue a multi-track, multi-threat course?



After I finished the Red Riding Hood piece I noticed how effective this type of art might be in the
movie industry. Like a site for the movie where you would be able to click and interact with the main character a bit might
be very effective. Maybe I can do freelance work for the film industry. (I am available!)









How long before a smart major Hollywood studio asks you to write, direct, animate and compose the soundtrack for an animated feature film?



This is a tough question, I would really like to explore all of those careers. So maybe directing films
would utilize all of the different disciplines and experience I have accumulated.   I hope to direct at least one movie in my life.


















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Misora-Roll Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This experience was life changing.
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Maulicat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
One of my fav artists on DA! I eagerly await new works from him! :)
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is a great artist, who has long been among my favorites!
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jpequeno Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Well done! Parabens!
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pollux1er Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
nice article!
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unlockerjill Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
perfeito
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The-Goddess-18 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds and looks epic
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fukiyomoeyi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Artist
amazing :O :D
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tarpius Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
magnificent ART!!!!!!!!!!. Like A god art. i can't breathe for a sec. I'am Stun.
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franqx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional
beyond amazed! dude is awesome!!!
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