Video of the Week: MIRROR

Let’s get right to it.

MIRROR, is a creative project by Tanello Production. These are the thoughts from the creator.

How many times it happened to find similar shapes between them which seem to have any kind of relationship?

As often it happens in nature all is apparently different but essentially the basic shapes are repeated with infinite declinations.
The format, puts in relation objects from similar shape that have different functions.

So it’s a video about things that look similar? Is it worthwhile?

For starters, this video is technically beautiful. The shots are all great and I even noticed the sound design really added a nice touch. This is the quality I hope to achieve in my content. I appreciated how the shots always held some kind of similarity, other than the object of focus. the popcorn we see near the end rotating, matches the rotation of the goat’s head. The movement of the hand with the chess piece matches up with the movement in front of the fire hydrant. The shots are framed similarly and often have a similar depth of field. It is obvious a lot of work went into getting this right.

What about the story?

Perhaps the grad story is that patterns are repeated. And this is true. Perhaps there’s not much more to it than that. I talked to my wife and she right away said how clever she thought it was. As the video ended, she chuckled a little. It’s a simple. It’s profound. It’s dumb. It’s different. Maybe that’s the point.

But beauty, and all interpretation of art, is in the eye of the beholder. What do you think?

Comment below and let me know what you think.

Rethink How You Think Animation

I have always had this fascination with animation. I was that teenage kid that was excited for Disney Pixar and Dreamworks animated movies to come out. Not for the goofy laughs, but just because I thought the art form was amazing.

I remember being amazed to learn that “Chicken Run” was a series of thousands of pictures and the characters were all moved by hand. It blew me away when I watched “Kubo and the Two Strings” a while back. It just seems flawless. At the same time, I appreciate the handled look of Wes Anderson’s quirky “Fantastic Mr. Fox” as well.

I think I always looked at animation as an art form and not a genre. It’s not exclusively reserved for kids. A couple of my favorite animated films, “My Life as a Zucchini”, and “9”, are rated PG-13 and carry deeper and more mature themes.

Animation is art, not just goofy kids stuff all the time.

That’s why I admire Brad Bird so much. Brad is known for being an awesome director. He’s worked in more than animation, but he is a master at the art in my opinion. I love his films, “The Incredibles” and “The Iron Giant”. They have a certain magic to them that even many of the other “Disney Magic” films can’t muster up.

Check this video that was put together by┬áKees van Dijkhuizen Jr. It’s inspiring.

I’m excited to see where the art of animation will take us as more stories are told through this form. And remember to look out for Incredibles 2, also directed by Brad Bird, die to come out summer 2018.

Do yourself a favor and look up any of these other beautiful animated features you haven’t seen yet.