TOPIC / Animation
In honor of the upcoming 25th
anniversary of 4th Estate
of HarperCollins UK
), Apt Studio
produced a gorgeous stop-motion animation. I was blown away when I watched this (see video below), and I'm in disbelief that the film was completed in under a month. It's the perfect blend of nostalgia, a love of books, and modernity. The film took a team
of 20 animators, and more than 1,000 books were put to use. Has anyone ever seen such a beautiful promotional
film for a book publisher?? I can keep myself entertained just trying to make out fragments of books I recognize.
I'm curious if the work of artist Brian Dettmer
was an inspiration.
I've included some screen shots above from the film, but the actual animation is a must-see, along with behind the scene clips on the meticulous process (see below).
Here is one of many
videos on the tedious time lapse animation:
The music was created by Mike Chalmers
(aka Actionfist). Asylum Films
also collaborated with Apt Studio on the This Is Where We Live
Limited edition books are also on sale
to celebrate 4th Estate's 25th Anniversary in 2009.
Another great find while browsing vimeo