Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Video: A Tale of Momentum and Inertia

Via The Nerdist:

As big an achievement as something like The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxymight be, there’s an argument to be made that it’s a bigger achievement to pack the same level of excitement, pathos, and humor in such blockbuster movies into a short film, which offers far less time for filmmakers to develop character and narrative. And it’s an even bigger feat to pull this off when your movie is a mere one minute long. Yet that’s exactly what the Portland, Oregon based animation studio known as House Special has done in A Tale of Momentum & Inertia, a witty parable about a rock creature who’s just going about his day moving boulders up mountains, when he’s suddenly forced to correct an error in judgement. Expertly juggling laughs and suspense, with just the right amount of metaphor, creative director Kirk Kelley and director Kameron Gates have created a computer-animated film as entertaining in its own way as any recent big-budget feature from Disney. Check it out below.

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