Walt Disney’s new(ish) animated short Paperman Has been nominated for an Academy Award at the 85th Academy Awards this year. Video and more after the break.
The technique, called “final line advection”, gives the artists and animators a lot more influence and control over the final product as everything is done within the same department; “In Paperman, we didn’t have a cloth department and we didn’t have a hair department. Here, folds in the fabric, hair silhouettes and the like come from of the commited design decision-making that comes with the 2D drawn process. Our animators can change things, actually erase away the CG underlayer if they want, and change the profile of the arm.
Paperman – Wikipedia
When I first saw this animated short I was kind of amazed at how the animation really flowed together with everything and how it looked hand-drawn but it still had some of those fine details in the background and everything. When I found out of this was a new style of animation I was really blown away. My favorite part however of this animated short was the fact that it didn’t have any words, it didn’t really need words to tell this love story it was really just kind of a capturing of what was going on and the emotions thrown through a single color of red.
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