Welcome to another week of Short Stack. These three in particular are pretty influential for me in terms of the how far people can push the medium. We have a gorgeous stop-motion music video, a solo CG project, and an amazing motion piece made by a team that is constantly pushing boundaries.
The Shrine/An Argument (2011)
Here’s a making-of video. It’s honestly not that deep but there are a few nice shots:
Pigeon Impossible (2009)
This was one of the first CG animated films I ever saw that I knew was made by only one person–that something like that was possible.
Fun fact: I was actually in an early story gag meeting for Blue Sky’s newest movie, and when I heard the premise of the new script, I mentioned that it sounded just like this short I knew, and that we should be careful. The directors laughed and told me it was the inspiration for our film, which would become 2019’s Spies in Disguise! They asked how I even knew it and I mentioned that the behind the scenes videos had left a big impact on me.
Here’s a playlist of the 20+ videos Martell made documenting the making of his film:
Good Books – Metamorphosis (2012)
There’s also some great little behind the scenes snippets on their site. Honestly, Buck is one of those studios that I actively seek out their work. I’m such a fan. It’s always so impressive.