Throwback Thursday to last week when a wild otter mom gave birth to her pup in our Great Tide Pool. Thousands of people got to watch the birth live online, and millions more have been touched by this conservation success story. Thanks for following along with us in this otterly adorable event!
I wanted to make a list of my favorite gay-themed films for reference. A lot of these tend to be coming of age stories, which I tend to have a more personal connection with. Hopefully you guys enjoy some of these films as much as I did.
Love, being in love, isn’t a constant thing. It doesn’t always flow at the same strength. It’s not always like a river in flood. It’s more like the sea. It has tides, it ebbs and flows. The thing is, when love is real, whether it’s ebbing or flowing, it’s always there, it never goes away. And that’s the only proof you can have that it is real, and not just a crush or an infatuation or a passing fancy.
The colorboard of our CG film “Tides”, with many different color propositions for the sequences. The goal was to achieve something simple with sharp shapes but cinematographic and realistic in the same time.
And here comes “Tides”, a visual poem co-directed with the one and only @simon-duong. It was supposed to be a CG exercice at school, but we decided to do something else. We put so much love and work into this… I truly hope you will like it. Put your headphones on, press play and enjoy! Don’t forget the subtitles if you don’t understand French.
Loosing himself between memories and fantasies from his childhood, a sailor remembered his encounter, friendship and love with the sea.
“I first saw them from the top of the cliff Some days I watched them sliding on the sand Coming and leaving as the days went by The wind carrying their scent on my face We were good friends back then I observed them in silence Behind the barrier of sand One of them pulled me into her run She was fiery and fast The other, peaceful Unveiled her treasures in the sunrise You never stopped calling my name Carrying my body on your swell, pulling me away from the shores I’m sailing today come hell or high water on this sea with two faces”