Friday, April 18, 2014

Sharing Animation - Balance (Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, 1989)

After a long while without sharing a short animation, I thought I could come back heavy. And heavy it shall be.

With a heavy subject and a heavy mood. The short is Balance, by the german twins brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein.

For me it's interesting because most often than not I like short films that not only have a good story but also have something technical that is very well done. But in this short, the whole merit goes to the script and the idea. It's so simple that I think not many technical things could be achieved, although maybe its simplicity and enough to tell the story is the brilliant technical part.

Anyway, even though the animation isn't brilliant, the puppets aren't perfect and the very simple background isn't very appealing by it's own, this short is simply brilliant. So much is told with its simplicity, and that's brilliant.

This short won the oscar that year, and yes you must watch to know why. It was their school project! Awesome right?
The Lauenstein brothers have done some other stuff, like commercials in their own style, HERE in their website you can see some of their other work.

Enjoy! Balance by the Lauenstein brothers.

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

See you soon hopefully with another great short!

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.