Thursday, 8 October 2009
i cannot even express through any form of communication how much i BUM this movie. i could go on for hours repeating myself over and over and it'd never lose meaning. everything from the animation, the concepts, the characters, the backgrounds, the imagery, the storytelling, the atmosphere, the feeling, the emotion, the morals, the soundtrack and that's to name a few! it is not but a film...but an experience!
i thoroughly recommend to anyone of any age to give it a try.
I have always been an obsessive fanatic of Japanese anime's and after purchasing the Manga of TEKKONKINKREET and to only find out that it was being produced into a full feature length, i was over the moon! It was more than enough as a comic. However, as a film i think it works more toward the heart. The storytelling is utterly stupendous; the film carries a warm blanket of youth and naivety that is enveloped through such emotional fervour, it is disturbingly evocative and tearfully clutches the heart-strings.
the main reason why i decided to blog it up is in reference to what is currently going on with my own work. At the minute i'm studying the working's of some tasty animation software; Adobe AfterEffects and iStopMotion. We have been given the task to become as cultivated as possible with whichever of these programs in a two week timeframe and create a 30second animation based around the element of the figure and incorporating a specific descriptive word of our choice.
Through quite a struggle of unforeseen mishaps, i have postponed my study of AfterEffects for the time being and moved to utilising iStopMotion for my animation. I will update this as it progresses if all goes to plan.