Thursday, March 24, 2011


BUILDINGS & VAMPIRES combines crochet dolls, 2D

animation and the imagination of a child, to create a unique and absolutely charming story >u< The characters are brilliant, and it's just amazing how every little detail in this piece fits together from design to the voices! I'm intrigued by how they integrated the 2D and live action elements together!!!

Buildings & Vampires from Nico Casavecchia on Vimeo.

AUBADE A person finds an injured bird and tries to help fix it. I love the techniques the film makers have used here. Was reminded about what David Atkinson said about using different materials and textures in our cutout animation to create richer more interesting characters and worlds.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

{MINOR: Initial Sketches & Thoughts}


I have always been intrigued by bedtime fears that children have. Some of the best and worst things have happened when I was asleep. Good times. There were times in my childhood where I wondered seriously if the thing that was making that noise was coming to devour me if I let even one toe come out from the safety of my blanket. There were nights where lightning and thunder became creatures of their own right, furiously trying to get through my bedroom window and tear me apart in rage. It really is true that the mind abhors a vacuum... It fills that empty space with everything it can... to try to understand it. Creating terror from nothing.

I was wondering if I could alleviate that fear somehow... by showing both sides of the picture... that while you might fear something for a reason, the thing you fear might have the same feelings towards you too.