2.13.2008

The Big Story

This is mind-blowing animation, storytelling and caricature. The brevity of the characterization of Kirk Douglas' big characters from this era is stellar. This was the BAFTA winner for best short (by Screwball Films and directed by David Stoten and Tim Watts) and shortly after nominated for an Oscar.

I've been working for a couple studios on a few animation projects and am getting back into it heavily, mostly from the end of character design and creative development, so this is a current peak interest of mine (as well as the reason I've been absent from the blogosphere lately). I'll post much of my work as soon as I am allowed, but for now...


...I am mesmerized:



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9 comments:

Vincenzo said...

Definitely agree, this is a great claymation film!!!

Anyone interested can find it on Short 1 - Invention. The DVD is on Amazon and includes the pencil test for this as well (which by the way is also fantastic).

Short 1 - Invention (1993)

Aaron said...

That's really awesome. It feels like it's something I've been wanting to see. I hope things continue in this direction until facial cartooning in all animation leaps forward.

nELS├ľN! said...

Brilliant stuff!

Moyse said...

Love the coming together of chins!!! It had to happen.

Jeffrey W. Meyer said...

Ha! Genius!

David Cowles said...

Yea, isn't that great? The younger version of Kirk is from Billy Wilder's "Ace in the Hole" which is a great movie, as long as your in the mood for dark and cynical.

Nathan Lindsay said...

incredible! I love that last line, "You guys are all the same".

Paul Holmes said...

Such an awesome short. Even after considering the amazing animation, storytelling, and caricature as you mentioned, there is the awesome lighting, composition, and cinematography to be amazed by. Thanks for the post!

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

That CG was amazing! It looked just like clay. I didn't know you could do that with a computer.