If you have any suggestions of anything that may inspire me please leave a comment.
I will start with some amazing animations that Tim pointed out to me after hearing my new idea and reading my script. They all share a similar theme of loss and passing but deal with it in a very subtle, stylized and sensitive manner. All things i hope to achieve in my film.
Father and Daughter from Max Sombroek on Vimeo.
Written and Directed by Michael Dudok De Wit
Le Papillon - Antoine Antin & Jenny Rakotomamonjy (2002) from O.C. on Vimeo.
The Chestnut Tree Directed by Hyun-Min Lee
A much more familiar source of inspiration is 'Married Life- Carl and Ellie' form Disney Pixar Up by Michael Giacchin. Beautiful character design, i especially adore Carls hands.
While on the subject of UP, Wesley Louis showed me this incredible blog post by
Lou Romano- 'Up Color Script' Not only am i blown away by the his use of colour but i absolutely love his graphic illustration style as well as the textures of his pieces.
For background reference i have been looking at the works of Scott wills i do not expect to create any thing near as amazing as his paintings but they have inspired me to grab some paints a do so some tests as research. I particular enjoy his work on Samurai Jack such as these:
The pace and story telling in Ian Worrel's 'second wind' is great and the visual style is mouth watering!Second Wind from Ian Worrel on Vimeo.
Another touching graduation film Directed by AIB graduates Laurent Rossi and Tori Davis. I have been fortunate enough to get some really helpful feedback from both of them so THANK YOU guys!
the following two animations really influenced my approach to character design.
i love the finish of this film, to achieve something similar would be ideal. Eliza Ivanova uses flash but animates in the traditionally way, which is something that i have really been pushing over the last few months with my own work.
Piece of Cake from Eliza Ivanova on Vimeo.
more from Eliza and another interesting method of using flash's colours
pope from Eliza Ivanova on Vimeo.
and another good finising technique by Kris Anka
a bear film from kris anka on Vimeo.