Digital Compositing
January 1, 2011 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Train of Thought is a short film in paper by Leo Bridle and Ben Thomas. Although it used digital compositing software, all the animation and models were done by hand, not with CGI. The film took approximately nine months to complete, from storyboards through to the final edit. [HD on Vimeo]
posted by netbros (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for that. I feel better
posted by the noob at 4:40 PM on January 1, 2011

Beautifully done! I loved the scene where the train strips off its third dimension.
posted by milkwood at 4:44 PM on January 1, 2011


This reminds me of Virgil Widrich's Fast Film, which is a very good thing.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:03 PM on January 1, 2011

Nice! The train looks terrific.
posted by storybored at 6:24 PM on January 1, 2011

hell, was that man with the sketchbook John McEnroe?
posted by tustinrick at 8:30 PM on January 1, 2011

Incredible bit of work! 9 months worth. The Making Of was fascinating.
posted by rmmcclay at 8:53 PM on January 1, 2011

I love that wall clock.
posted by of strange foe at 8:59 PM on January 1, 2011

It's beautiful, but would I be somehow obligated to like it less if were done in with 3D software?

"Not CGI" ≠ Better art. The music is not in the piano.
posted by Scoo at 10:41 AM on January 2, 2011

Analogue ≠ CGI

I don't mean to be facetious; it would be interesting to hear the analogue/stop motion vs. 3d rendering discussion, and why the authors of this film made the choices they did.

I keep reading the title of this post as "digital composting", which is what I do with my old text files.
posted by sneebler at 8:58 PM on January 3, 2011

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