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Electroshock Animated Short Film

Electroshock Animated Short Film Description

Electroshock: Buck, the electrician, is having trouble getting noticed by the girls. His love talks all day to the hunky sheriff. Then, one day, Buck is accidentally shocked by some power lines. It gives him the ability to stop time and save people in various situations. This is an intriguing idea and it plays out pretty well. There is one little aphorism that applies: “Be careful what you wish for.”

Meet Buck. Buck is the town’s simple electrician with a bumbling crush on the ever so gorgeous Mady. Buck notices Mady. Mady doesn’t notice Buck—classic. But, after a freak electrical accident, Buck is gifted with the power to slow time down… way down. What ever will Buck do with his newfound power to slow down time? Why, finally win the attention of his dream girl Mady, of course! And, like any love-hungry protagonist, Buck logically deputizes himself to be the hero that Mady so desperately wants in her life.

Buck whips up a superhero costume with questionable electrical nodes to accommodate his newfound powers. From here, Buck tirelessly tries to help everyone in distress hoping to finally grab the attention of his dream girl. Unfortunately, as it happens with time-welding powers, his original plan continues to endearingly fall short.

While at Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques, Hugo Jackson, Pascal Chandelier, Valentin Michel, Bastien Mortelecque, and Elliot Maren bring us this stunning, crisp, and fun animation. The details in the film are impressive down to each pixel and it even receives bonus points for having an animation within the animation. With the quality of this short, Electroshock could easily stand its ground with a number of shorts by, say, Pixar.

This is amazing considering that Electroshock was completed as part of a student program. Even with a few nods to the traditional comic book formula, Electroshock adds its own twists to the classic story. Yes, it’s in French, but this short has me wondering how much more motivated I would be to learn a language if all the learning material utilized entertaining animations like this one.

Electroshock Animated Short Film

Electroshock is A film by Pascal Chandelier, Hugo Jackson, Elliot Maren, Valentin Michel & Bastien Mortelecque / ESMA
Story: Buck, an electrician, discovers he has the super power of slowing down time when he enters in contact with electricity. He will use this super power to charm Mady, the girl he has always been in love with…
Music : Thierry JAOUL, Hugo JACKSON, José VICENTE
Sound : José Vicente & Yoann Poncet- Studio des Aviateurs
ESMA – Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques

A short film is any motion picture not long enough in running time to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits”. In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. “Short” was an abbreviation for either term.

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About Electroshock Animated Short Film

Genre Comedy, Animation
Directed By Pascal CHANDELIER, Hugo JACKSON, Elliot MAREN, Valentin MICHEL, Bastien MORTELECQUE
Written by Pascal CHANDELIER, Hugo JACKSON, Elliot MAREN, Valentin MICHEL, Bastien MORTELECQUE
Music Thierry JAOUL, Hugo JACKSON, José VICENTE
Release Date 7 September 2011
Runtime 8:24
Starring Christophe Lemoine ... Buck (voice) , Ariane Aggiage ... Mady (voice) , Michel Vigné ... Sheriff (voice)
Country France
Language French
Aspect Ratio 16:9
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