Blog Post #12
I love animated short films — it always amazes me how filmmakers can say so much, so beautifully, in under 90 minutes.
Today, as usual, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed, reading articles here and there, learning what my friends were up to, laughing at all the funny things they posted and checking up on newsy items from around the globe.
One of my friends had shared a video of an animated short film that was posted by an entertainment FB page, “Alternative Disney” The name of the page intrigued me as I have long had a love/hate relationship with Disney movies. (That’s a story for a whole other blog post!)
Curious, I clicked the link to watch the movie.
A Bit of Background:
This little film “The Present” was a thesis project by Jacob Frey at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It was based on a comic strip by Fabio Coala.
“The Present” is a simple story about a boy who receives a gift from his mom, while he is engrossed in a video game. This short film is just a smidge over four minutes long, but it has a big impact. It has won over 50 film awards, including Best Short at the 2015 Filem’On-Festival in Brussels.
I recommend keeping a box of tissues close at hand. Enjoy!
Brynne’s Daily Drawing #12