When the Day Breaks


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An evening pause: A short animation that goes in unexpected directions.

Hat tip Wayne DeVette.

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3 comments

  • Garry

    When he’s angry, the chicken’s expression reminds me of Mitch McConnell somehow.

  • wayne

    Garry-
    Good stuff!

    Referencing animation in general and a big chunk of historical culture, it’s amazing how animals represent all sorts of conceptual yet concrete aspects of purely human behavior.

    Does anyone know what this particular Style of animation this is called?** The more I watch it, the more I pick up, contextually & stylistically. Almost looks roto-scoped in places, photo-realistic in others and I personally like the fine-line + high frame-rate jerky type stuff.

    [** I jokingly call this type of animation “subsidized-arty-populux-esque,” but some of it is quite nicely executed & very skillfully done.) (Big fan of pre 1950 animation of all sorts. “Cartoons” were not initially aimed at children, that came much later.)

  • Andrew

    ummm…

    Call me a Luddite, but what was the point of that ramble?

    “We are all connected?” ugh…

    So, as to animation styles. There were a couple of techniques used. One as a way of making a cartoon look like “stop action” miniatures like Harry Harryhausen made famous after he saw “King Kong”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Harryhausen

    Another technique used, which was the farmland sequence with the horses, looked like “Rotoscopeing”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscoping

    But what it all said will remain, for me, just another weird pointless stroll through mindless introspection.

    ugh

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