About the authors of ZeMarmot

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“ZeMarmot” project is currently being made by 2 people: Aryeom and Jehan. I guess it is time to present ourselves:

Aryeom Han
Aryeom Han, photo by Patrick David

Aryeom is a young South Korean independant animation film director and animation artists. She studied for 4 years in Sangmyung University in the Fine Arts department, with “Animation Film” specialty. Her first co-directed short animation, “Grandma Ocean” got screened in more than a dozen festivals and won 2 prices: “Best Short” in category “Traveling shorts in Korea” at 10th Asiana International Short Film Festival, and second price in the 3rd Busan Women’s Film Festival 2012.

She is now an artist in residency in the association LILA in Paris, and is trying to create her own animation studio, Studio Girin. Also she is an awesome user of GIMP.
Aryeom is the movie co-scenarist and film director.

Jehan, photo by Patrick David

Jehan has been an actor as a young kid for a dozen of years, especially for movie dubbings, and also won an “Outstanding Youth Actor in a Foreign Film” award in the Young Artist Awards 1995 for his acting in the cinema movie “Dust of Life” by Rachid Bouchareb. Nowadays he spends time as a software developer (among others for GIMP…).

Jehan spent a few years traveling the world alone on a motorcycle (from France to Japan, crossing all Europe and Asia through Turkey, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, etc.), then he traveled with Aryeom across South Korea, Japan and New Zealand. Their travels are inspirational of ZeMarmot’s story.
Jehan is the movie co-scenarist.

Note that the Marmot is even more physical that one might think since Jehan has always been traveling with a plush toy (Marmot actually “pretends” to be a plush toy, in order to pass borders safely of course! But ssshhhh that’s a secret…) as a “copilot” on his bike and on every trip.
Here is the original Marmot, crossing by motorbike the vast desertic steppes of Mongolia (this is not a joke!):

Marmot Crossing Mongolia
Marmot Crossing Mongolia

19 Replies to “About the authors of ZeMarmot”

    1. Bonjour,

      Malheureusement ce court-métrage a longtemps été sous contrat avec une société de droits. Il y a même eu une anecdote où il avait été uploadé par erreur par l’université d’Aryeom sur une très grosse plateforme coréenne (Naver), avait engendré des dizaines de messages enthousiastes, mais avait dû être retiré dans la journée même à cause des droits, au grand dam des auteurs assez contents de cette visibilité.

      C’est l’un des nombreux problèmes des organismes de gestion de droit, problème qui n’existera pas avec ZeMarmot (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zemarmot-libre-movie-made-with-free-software/)!
      Par contre, elle a rompu son contrat en début d’année (sauf pour la zone Japon où il y a un contrat qui court), donc *normalement* elle devrait avoir maintenant le droit de diffuser la vidéo sur les réseaux et on prévoyait peut-être de la mettre quelque part. Il faudra qu’on avise.

      1. Merci pour cette réponse qui apporte un peu d’espoir de pouvoir visionner ce court-métrage. Ce genre de société de droit est effectivement un problème car beaucoup d’oeuvres tombent malheureusement dans l’oubli …


  1. Thank you Jehan for sharing this information and, most of all, for your contribution to GIMP’s development.



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