Every once in a while there comes animated short film, which is whole as one story, one spirit, which has great design style and beautiful music. Borrowed Light is exactly like that.
The depth in terms of composition and emotional depth that has been created in the Borrowed Light is remarkable.
The style of Borrowed Light is unique. And it perfectly fits the story world, plus director takes an advantage of hand drawn animation whenever possible.
If you noticed clearly, lighting in Borrowed Light is amazing. It just takes the experience to whole new level.
Borrowed light impressed me with how craftily it succeeds in Creating awe, conflict, building character and satisfactorily ending emotional turmoil in very short time without feeling of being crammed too much stuff in small duration.
Lately I have noticed many animated short films either lack narrative or completely transformed thought or spirit, despite of the artistic expertise behind short films.
Borrowed Light of course seems to be an exception.
Official Description of Borrowed Light
The last patron of an abandoned observatory takes on an impossible task to show the surrounding city something incredible. A short animation about conflicting existences, natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale.
Director/Animator: Olivia HUYNH
Animation Assistant: Juliana CHEN
Sound Design: Lachlan HARRIS
Music: Joseph BARRATT
Song in Nightclub: 'Ja Mann!' by Edu K (scattermusic.net/)