You may or may not know the story of The Little Prince, originally published in 1943. It's a French story from the famous Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and it's one of the best selling published books of all time. It's funny to me that I had no experience with it until my fourth year of French studies. In any case, there have been many adaptations of it, but the newest one looks absolutely wonderful (no offense to Gene Wilder and Bob Fosse). I don't recall there being the more typical 3D animation in the first trailer I saw, so it was interesting to see that for the majority of this one. It's intriguing to see two distinct styles being used based on reality versus the story. Though to be honest, I prefer the style used when talking about the Prince.
An interesting stop motion animation short by Mizuki Kawano (Planner/Director) and Yuna Takayama (Producer) from Taiyokikaku Co.,Ltd. The title of this project is TRANSFORMING, which come from the short's concept, "Life is truly beautiful because it never stops Transforming", which is also a line from Japanese classic literature, Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness). I am always impressed by Japanese's art and video works as most of them have surrealism as a theme. The works always seem to have limitless imagination, the ideas are unique, simple and elegant at the same time.
In this stop motion animation short, the idea is not just simply expressed by transforming the objects, but also through the very smooth flow of all of the transformations throughout the short. I also love that all of the objects are related to the Japanese culture. Every object is very neatly done. The artificial nails' texture and the details such as the ripple and crack, these are a very nice touch for the short film. Below is the video of the Making of "TRANSFORMING" :
One Bright Dot animated short is created by Clement Morin. The visuals of this short are incredibly pleasing. The particle effects, cinematography and lighting of entire short are admirable, it helps audience to get in the desired state.
Some of the compositions are really powerful. The entire concept of One Bright Dot is deeply heart-warming and background music builds the necessary emotional threads beautifully.
The short takes you out for a journey and pulls back at crucial point, The final act or Revelation storytelling has been used brilliantly.
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