I have been searching short animation film which has simple concept and story timeline but make a last impression. Lucky you is a 3D animation about 3mins, it tells a simple and sort of common topic- relationship. There are many crazy moments in this film but it makes a strong connection and conversation with audience through actings and music. Two characters have such different personalities we can see that from their opposite reactions when they facing problem. And that all build up by their actings.
I searched the sound designer as well from his website http://ainsworthsound.com/films/
This is another piece by the same sound designer. Very similar style of character design. But tis is the first animation I have seen about gay love. It is so simple, but so touched. All facial expressions tell me whats going on in his head.
Over last summer I worked on Eno project. I chose the opera Satyagraha to develop fiction animation story. I inspired by the connection between Gandhi and his followers such as Dr. Martin Luther King.
I started my graduation film with researching different animators’ work, I would like investgate what can I do within 3 mins. What’s kind of story can be explain clearly and how to explain within3= 3 mins.
Before Summer break, Shuan has showed us an amazing short animation Wind by Robert Loebel. This specific film inspired me a lot. It tells an interesting story and also show excellent animation techniques. I did some research about animator and his inspiration of Wind.
I also watched another his animation which is mush simpler but really good at timing. I watched it and analyse some movement, that I think is really helpful for my further work.
This link is gave by a friend, who is working in film industry and someone he knows made this ad by stop motion animation. And he said this piece of stop-motion animation can be thought as a good quality work at least in China, because most clients would not choose stop-motion to do their ad. I watched this animation, the background looks nice I really like it, but i am not sure about lip sync and body acting, they looks very rough. It seems like they spent most of time on making models. I understand that if client doesn’t want put a lot money into this then it cannot be perfect, it isn’t totally animator’s fault. I think it is the biggest problem for Chinese stop-motion animation.
This push acting took me the longest time during process. I am glad it looks smooth now. but if I can re do it, I would like to think more about the space of this images.