Friday, January 13, 2012

Sharing Animation - The Old Man And The Sea (Alexander Petrov, 1999)

For this week's Sharing Animation piece, I brought to you one that has amazed me since I first glanced it. So I'll start by saying that it is amazing!

This was done in one of the most difficult types of animation of all, paint on glass. In my oppinion it's such a hard craft that few can actually make it look good. And this incredible painter, this incredible artist, certainly made it.

As some of you may have already guessed, the animation is The Old Man and the Sea, by the, once more, incredible russian Alexander Petrov.

Now there isn't much to say, just watch. The story is beautiful and the graphism even more beautiful. It took two and a half years of tireless work to complete, and looking at the awards that it picked up, it was worth it. Besides the Academy Award Best Animated Short Film Oscar, The Old Man and The Sea won several other awards.

HERE you can find a video where Petrov talks a little bit about this animation and it's dubbed in english. HERE (part 1) and HERE (part 2) you can find another two videos where Petrov is talking about his work flow. It's in russian, so I couldn't understand a word! =) But it's still pretty cool to watch how Petrov makes some frames of the movie (more or less at the end of part 1 and the beginning of part 2), his drawings for the storyboard and some reference images he took for Old man and the sea.

So here is the master piece (in English), please enjoy:

Check out the other short movies from the Sharing Collection HERE!!

See you next week for one more incredible inspirational animation!

No copyright and related rights infringements are intended with these sharings, all these animations are properties from their respective authors or studios always credited in the post.

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