"You guys...you're all the same!"
July 19, 2013 9:26 AM Subscribe
posted by timsneezed (11 comments total)
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While at Cal Arts, before blogs and websites freely shared content, as animation students we would watch short films in a dark cage like room called the Palace. Projected onto the wall we screened “rare” short films, on bulky ¾ inch video cassettes or on mystical DVDs that a teacher had brought in. Of all the shorts we watched in the dingy palace there was one that was etched in my brain as both brilliant and completely insane.
It was called “The Big Story,”
and it starred three stop motion versions of Kirk Douglas: one as the young up and coming hero, another as the star in his prime, and the third the wise but curmudgie old man.
The insane thing was there was also a copy of a hand drawn version of the film
- not an animatic or story reel but a fully fleshed out animated version of the film. The staging, timing and acting were virtually identical. It was as if there were an alternate parallel universe where a 2d hand drawn version of the film had been made. This short film had a huge impact on me, the animation, design and writing were brilliant yet no one at CalARTS at the time knew who made the film...