Monday, January 23, 2012

Oscar Watch

Here's an animated short in the race for the Little Gold Man that seems to have some oomph behind it:

... [Morris Lessmore], with a hybrid animation style, us[es] stop motion with miniatures, computer animation and traditional hand-drawn techniques. The Morris Lessmore that made it into the film is completely computer animated, but the crew created a miniature version of him too, which it placed inside the miniature sets as a guide for lighting for the animators.

Moonbot Studios is based in Shreveport Louisiana far out of TAG's jurisdiction, yet I know Animation Guild members who've worked there. Whether Moonbot can survive and thrive down on the Mississippi is an open question. But the sample here looks good.


Jamil R. Lahham said...

How do we start a guild for us animators down in Louisiana?

Anonymous said...

Very Buster Keaton-esque looking.

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