Saturday, March 10, 2007

"The Gift" (2:00)

"The Gift" was my second year film. Its about a young boy who learns to fish with his grandfather. Basically about being young and experiencing the world through fresh eyes seen through the point of view of someone older and wiser.

Out of all my films, I feel that this was my favorite just because of the look and the message of it. It's also the only film of mine in "color". When I watch it, I can recall how hard it was to finish just because I threw out so much animation that I simply wasnt happy with. It was also the first time I stayed up consecutively for two days to get the film turned in on time....There was a real sense of accomplishment when it was finally finished.

30 comments:

flaviano said...

it's so sweet, chris! the children's YAWN is priceless.

G1toons said...

beautiful looking short, nice animation

R.Dress said...

Gorgeous film. You really handled the character acting very well. I really enjoyed when the boy yawned. The ending was pleasantly unexpected.
*R

Peter Emmerich said...

This is Brilliant and I am BEYOND jealous!!!

Christophe said...

This is really beautiful. I especially like the nice touch of final shot turning into a brush painting.

killmax said...

lovely!!!!!!!!!!!
really beautiful!!!!!

Frankenbulb said...

I saw this a few years ago and I have remembered it every since. Your work is so clean, and the poses are really great observations of life. I love the kid pushing his toungue out and maing that "really trying hard" face. Just a great little film man!!

Kristian Antonelli said...

everthing here has such a charming quality to it. i particularly love the fishing one.

Jeremy Bernstein said...

You're so good you're sick....teach me!
I remember looking at that yawn in school and thinking..."damn, that guy can animate a yawn" I've never animated a yawn, and if I ever do....it won't come close to the yawn you have in here. Great work.

Erin Middendorf said...

this is GORGEOUS. Wow... I love the design of the grandfather. *sigh* I have so much to learn! This film is so motivating!

Chhuy-Ing said...

I liked it. The story is cute and moving :)

Piotr said...

beautiful work chris, very nice storytelling on this piece!!

Graham said...

As a vegetarian, I was seriously offended by this film.....

Just kidding! I like the stile of the film. It has a really nice look and feel. Makes me wanna do some 2d stuff!

GHGraphics said...

You've done an excellent job at catching the innocence of the child in this! You can really see how much he looks up to his grandfathers as he looks to him every time something happens. This is really great work. I have much to learn. Again this is very inspiring stuff!

Juanma said...

wow this has got so much feeling.
What a beutiful little film, Love how the ending frame matches the ink drawing.
great work Hombre!

Ketty Formaggio said...

This is wonderfuol and so sweet, I really appreciate the use of chinese ancient ink paint style. ^___^ You are great artist!

ValGalArt said...

Really beautiful in every way! You really choose the perfect soundtrack for each film too!!!

Fabián Fucci said...

A hell of a lovely film this! Very good work!

modroom said...

Hee hee this is great.

Jenn Tippins said...

Your film is beautiful! I've always wanted to do a film in the Chinese brush painting style, now I feel inspired. Where did you learn to paint in that style?

Your animation is really sweet too.

Marcelo Vignali said...

This is a really wonderful little film! Thanks for posting it.

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Great film, I love it. Try to keep making this kind of movies, its awesome.

Peter Emmerich said...

I have told you before how much I love this, but I could seriously watch this every day.

Analia Testone said...

preciosa pelicula! precious film!

Mr Harte said...

Really nice...

Ravi Govind Kamble said...

This film has had a lot of emotional impact on me, all through the magic of its animation and the illusion of life from the characters. I apologise if I´m redundant with what has already been said but...i cant help it: the kid's yawn is just a piece of art itself! I love your work. Thanks for posting your stuff on the net, really inspiring.

King M. Mugabi said...

all your films are really strong, this one has a good message too

-King

Abz said...

very sweet little animation... great work on your blog!

check out my posts. :)

-Abz

Omino Isterico said...

WOOOW I cannot say anything more than Amazing!!
すごくスバラシイ!!

Raj Kumar Koppu said...

great yr I like it :)