Monday, June 02, 2008

The Tale of How

You need to visit the site of the Blackheart Gang to see a wonderful short film "The Tale of How" created by 3 talented artists pooling their time in a true labor of love. The animation is fantastic, you can watch the making of "The Tale of How" to see how they achieved the amazing illusion of depth in the film. This is the description of the film on the site:

Nine months of part time work gave birth to The Blackheart Gang’s acclaimed short film called, The Tale of How. The Tale of How is the second part of a trilogy of works called the Dodo Trilogy. It is to later be flanked by The Tale of Then and The Tale of When. The Dodo Trilogy, in turn, fits into a much greater work called, The Household.In the The Tale of How we meet a giant octopus with a tree growing in his head, the terror of the Indian ocean , OTTO THE MONSTER! His lonley past time is to devour the innocent dodo’s who lived on his head. We then see the dodo’s unite and with the help of a little white mouse, we saw them escape the clutches of the terrible be-tentacled tyrant and sail off into the sunset on their mother the tree.

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